West of Devers Upgrade Project (Claifornia Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2017-057-06 (ITP))

12 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2014051041
Lead Agency
Public Utilities Commission (California Public Utilities Commission)
Document Title
West of Devers Upgrade Project (Claifornia Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2017-057-06 (ITP))
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
2/6/2018
Present Land Use
numerous

Document Description
This proposed project involves upgrading existing transmission, distribution, substation, and telecommunication structures and facilities to increase the power transfer capability of the West of Devers system. The project upgrades will require establishment of, or improvement to, various project work areas including: tower disturbance areas, subtransmission/distribution/telecommunications work areas, wire set-up (installation) sites, splice removal areas, staging areas, spur and access roads (construction, widening, and associated work limits), drainage and erosion control features, shoo-fly work areas, and guard structure areas. Project will result in the loss of 84.72 acres of habitat for Least Bell's Vireo (Vireo Bellii pusillus), Southwestern Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus), Agassiz's desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii), and Stephen's kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stephensi), including the permanent loss of 12.04 acres and temporary loss of 72.68 acres. The project is expected to result in incidental take of Agassiz's desert tortoise and Stephen's kangaroo rat, which are designated as threatened species under CESA, and Willow Flycatcher and Least Bell's Vireo, which are designated as an endangered species under 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
Kimberly Freeburn-Marquez
CDFW
3602 Inland Empire Blvd., Suite C-220
Ontario, CA 91764

Phone : (909) 945-3484

Location

Cities
Banning Beaumont Colton Loma Linda Palm Springs
Counties
Riverside
Cross Streets
I-10 and I-215
State Highways
Hwy 60, 62, 79, 243
Airports
Banning
Waterways
Whitewater, San Timoteo
Other Location Info
Colton

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
3602 Inland Empire Blvd., Suite C-220, Ontario, CA 91764

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 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
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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