The Project includes construction and operation of a new photovoltaic (PV) solar power facility and decommissioning and removal of an existing solar power facility. The Project encompasses approximately 554 acres comprised of the PV solar panels, inverters, a substation, switchyard, battery storage and interconnection to the existing transmission system. CDFW has accepted the Permittee’s request for a minor amendment to the ITP issued on August 6, 2019 and amended on December 18, 2020. The construction of the solar array portion of the Project, as described in ITP amendment #1, has been completed. As such, the Permittee is transitioning the site into long-term operations and fulfilling the mitigation obligations described in the amended ITP. Completion of the construction and ongoing work on the mitigation has prompted the need for further refinement of the amended ITP to facilitate operations and completion of the mitigation obligations. While Project activities are the same as
those in the amended ITP, the Permittee has requested the amended ITP have an: 1) updated Project Description, 2) a refinement of the Project’s mitigation requirement considering efforts to decrease the Project’s impact on the Covered Species, and 3) an updated mitigation timeframe to accommodate logistical complexities.