Wright Solar Park Project; Minor Amendment No. 2 to the California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081 2018 014-04 (ITP)

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Summary

SCH Number
2013101071
Lead Agency
Merced County
Document Title
Wright Solar Park Project; Minor Amendment No. 2 to the California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081 2018 014-04 (ITP)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
3/4/2021

Document Description
The Project, as approved by the CDFW, consists of a Minor Amendment No. 2 to the ITP. The Project involves the construction, operation, and decommissioning of a 200 megawatt photovoltaic solar power-generating facility and is composed of a 1,250-acre solar site, including access road improvements. The Project as authorized in the ITP, as amended, will result in permanent and temporary impacts to 1,250 acres of low to moderate quality San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica) and high quality Swainson’s hawk (Buteo swainsoni) habitat. The Project is expected to result in incidental take of San Joaquin kit fox or Swainson’s hawk, which are designated as threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). Minor Amendment No. 2 extends the deadline in which to complete the compensatory mitigation obligations and is not expected to result in an increase in incidental take of San Joaquin kit fox or Swainson’s hawk. 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.

Contact Information
Annee Ferranti
California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)
Responsible Agency
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : (559) 243-4005
annee.ferranti@wildlife.ca.gov

Location

Cities
Los Banos
Counties
Merced
Other Location Info
The Project is located west of Interstate 5, south of Billy Wright Road and north of the Los Banos Reservoir, approximately 6 miles southwest of the City of Los Banos and the mitigation land is located west of Interstate 5, approximately 3 miles west of the intersection of Interstate 5 and Highway 165 in unincorporated areas of western Merced County, California.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Merced
Final Environmental Document Available at
The EIR prepared by the lead agency for the Project is available to the general public at the office location listed above for the lead agency. CDFW’s administrative record of proceedings related to the incidental take permit as amended is available to the public for review at CDFW’s regional office.

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
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(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
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

Notice of Determination
2013101071_NOD_2081-2018-014-04_Amend2   PDF 193 K

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