Contra Costa-Moraga 230 Kilovolt (kV) Reconductoring Project [California Endangered Species Act (CESA) Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2012-028-03 (ITP)]

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Summary

SCH Number
2013102015
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Contra Costa-Moraga 230 Kilovolt (kV) Reconductoring Project [California Endangered Species Act (CESA) Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2012-028-03 (ITP)]
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
4/29/2015
Present Land Use
Various, including industrial, open space, commercial, residential, agricultural, and utility

Document Description
The Project includes installation of reconductoring equipment, modification of approximately 30 towers using helicopters and ground-based equipment; use of crossing structures to protect roads, utility lines, and other crossings; and establishment of pull sites, helicopter landing zones, and work areas to help facilitate project activities. Project activities are anticipated to take approximately 18 months to complete. Total project impacts include grading; excavating and the placement to fill material; installation of a temporary bridge; heavy equipment use within pull sites, landing zones, and work areas; digging holes for the placement of temporary crossing structures; temporary overland access routes, vehicle operation, and other activities. Six temporary overland access routes will be required to access two crossing structures and three work areas. Work areas will be established at nine of the towers to be modified, and at four additional areas. Site preparation activities at these locations may include vegetation clearing, grading, and placing geotechnical fabric and gravel. Six helicopter landing zones will be established to allow for the staging and refueling of helicopters used during project construction. Site preparation activities at these locations may include vegetation clearing, grading, and placing geotechnical fabric and gravel. Pull sites will include the equipment and materials necessary to replace the conductor. The Project will result in temporary impacts to 10.86 acres of California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense) and Alameda whipsnake (Masticophis lateralis euryxanthus) habitat. The project is expected to result in incidental take of California tiger salamander and Alameda whipsnake, which are designated as a threatened species under the 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.

Contact Information
Scott Wilson
CDFW Bay Delta Region
7329 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558

Phone : (707) 944-5500

Location

Coordinates
38°0'55"N 121°45'35"W
Cities
Antioch Clayton Concord Walnut Creek
Counties
Contra Costa
Cross Streets
Various
Zip
Various
Total Acres
37
Parcel #
051031015
State Highways
SR 4, 24
Railways
Burlington Northern
Airports
No
Schools
Various
Waterways
San Joaquin River, Sherman Lake, Mayberry Slough
Township
2N
Range
2E
Section
16
Base
MDB&M

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
CDFW Bay Delta Region, 7329 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558

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 Mitigated or 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
Yes
(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
No

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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