Black Rascal Flood Control Project (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2021-096-04

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Summary

SCH Number
2017021015
Lead Agency
Merced County
Document Title
Black Rascal Flood Control Project (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2021-096-04
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
2/9/2024
Document Description
This proposed project involves the creation of an approximately 300-acre flood control detention basin area (Project) consisting of a north and south basin. Specific Project activities covered by the ITP, include preparing the construction work areas; grading and contouring; excavating; trenching; installation of subsurface improvements, stockpiling of soil and materials; spoils disposal; constructing temporary access routes; preparing staging areas; operating heavy equipment; removing vegetation; constructing parking lots and structures; vehicular movement; installing and maintaining wildlife barrier fencing; operations and maintenance activities described above; surveying, capturing, handling, and relocating California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense, hereafter, CTS) out of harm’s way. The Project will result in impacts to 1.798 acres of CTS habitat and 40.69 acres of Swainson’s hawk (Buteo swainsoni) habitat, including temporary impacts to 1.6 acres of CTS upland habitat and 40.69 acres of Swainson’s hawk foraging habitat; the Project will permanently remove 0.198 acres of CTS breeding habitat. The Project is expected to result in incidental take of CTS and Swainson’s hawk, which are both designated as threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act. 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

Name
Crystal Sinclair
Agency Name
CDFW
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Responsible Agency

Location

Counties
Merced
Regions
Southern California
Other Location Info
The Black Rascal Creek Flood Control Project is located in Merced County within the Black Rascal Creek watershed, approximately 2 miles northeast of the city of Merced. The Project includes a portion of Black Rascal Creek approximately 1.3 miles upstream of its confluence with Bear Creek within the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Merced 7.5–Minute quadrangle.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFW
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 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

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