Addison Energy Wind Project (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit (ITP) No. 2081-2014-042-04, Amendment No. 1 (a Minor Amendment), and Amend
NOD - Notice of Determination
Present Land Use
The Project involves the development of a wind energy production facility on an approximately 1,325-acre site. Project activities would occur on a smaller area within the 1,325-acre site and would include clearing, grubbing, and grading for roads, a laydown area, wind turbine pads, a substation, meteorological towers, and underground and overhead transmission and collection lines.
The Project is expected to result in incidental take of desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) and Mohave ground squirrel (Spermophilus mohavensis), which are designated as threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). The ITP referenced above as issued by CDFW authorizes incidental take of species listed under CESA that may occur as a result of Project implementation. Minor Amendment No. 2 increases the temporary impacts to Covered Species habitat by three and seven tenths (3.7) additional acres; increases the compensatory mitigation obligation by an additional 3.7 acres for desert tortoise and Mohave ground squirrel; increase the contribution to the Raven Management Plan; commensurately increases the cost estimates of acquisition, protection, and management of the Habitat Management lands and performance security accordingly; decreases the impacts to Bakersfield cactus habitat by eight one-hundredth acres; reduces the restoration of Bakersfield cactus habitat and the performance security accordingly; replaces Figures 2a through 2d with new Figures 2 a through 2b showing the final as-built extent of the Project Area and impact acreages for the Covered Species; and extends the deadline to complete compensatory mitigation for 12 additional months. CDFW issued the ITP. Amendment No. 1, and Amendment N o. 2 as a responsible agency under the CEQA, relying on EIR certified for the Project by the lead agency, Kern County.
(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
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