Blackwell Solar Park Project (Project); California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit (ITP) No. 2081-2015-054-04, Major Amendment (No. 2)

6 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2013091025
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Blackwell Solar Park Project (Project); California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit (ITP) No. 2081-2015-054-04, Major Amendment (No. 2)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
3/23/2018
Present Land Use
Various

Document Description
This project includes the development of a 20 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic power-generating facility and its associated infrastructure. Major Amendment No. 2 authorizes six changes to the ITP: 1) allows for Covered Species avoidance buffers and for the project-related activities allowed within these buffers to be modified with prior written approval from CDFW; 2) extends the requirement for the replacement of each destroyed (excavated) San Joaquin kit fox den from within 10 days to within 30 days of fully excavating a den; 3) reduces temporary impacts of construction staging from 30 acres to 2.12 acres; 4) extends the construction period from January 2017 to September 2018; 5) extends the deadline for completing the permanent protection and funding for perpetual management of the 281 acres of compensatory habitat by an additional 18 months to a total of 36 months or until Dec. 31, 2018; and 6) substitutes Attachment 1 of Amendment No. 2 for ITP Figures 2, 3, 7 and 9. Project will result in impacts to 160 acres of habitat for San Joaquin kit fox (vulpes macrotis mutica) and San Joaquin antelope squirrel (Ammospermophilus nelsoni) (Covered Species), including temporary impacts to 2.12 acres. The project is expected to result in incidental take of San Joaquin kit fox and San Joaquin antelope squirrel, which are designated as threatened species under CESA.

Contact Information
Lori Bono
CDFW
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : (559) 243-4014

Location

Coordinates
35°36'29"N 119°50'26"W
Counties
Kern
Cross Streets
SR 33 and SR 46
Zip
93249
Total Acres
190
Parcel #
068-191-21
State Highways
SR 33 and SR 46
Township
27S
Range
20E
Section
5, 6,8
Base
MDB&M
Other Location Info
Blackwell's Corner

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
1234 E. Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA 93710

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
No
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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