Huichica Creek Bridge Replacement and Fish Passage Project [California Endangered Species Act (CESA) Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2018-087-03 (ITP)]

6 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2017092069
Lead Agency
Caltrans, District 4 - Bay Area/Oakland (California Department of Transportation, District 4)
Document Title
Huichica Creek Bridge Replacement and Fish Passage Project [California Endangered Species Act (CESA) Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2018-087-03 (ITP)]
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
9/24/2020

Document Description
The California Department of Transportation (Permittee) proposes to widen SR 121 over Huichica Creek by removing the existing triple metal culverts (Bridge No. 21-0001), replace them with a single span bridge and incorporate fish passage improvements and creek restoration along approximately 460 feet of Huichica Creek, with an additional 20 feet at each end for conform grading. Project activities and their resulting impacts are expected to result in the incidental take of individuals of the Covered Species. The activities described above expected to result in incidental take of individuals of the Covered Species include dewatering an approximately 620-foot long channel reach of bed, bank and channel, as well as removing riparian vegetation and complex riparian canopy, complex root structure and/or overhanging vegetation in the stream (Covered Activities), resulting in approximately 0.266 acres of temporary impact to aquatic Covered Species habitat and 0.03 acres of permanent impact to riparian Covered Species habitat within 460 linear feet of channel. The Project is expected to result in incidental take of the Covered Species, as defined by Fish and Game Code in the form of crushing or injury from in-channel demolition, dewatering and Project-related habitat alteration. Incidental take of individuals of the Covered Species may also occur from the Covered Activities in the form of catch and capture of the Covered Species during temporary dewatering, fish rescue operations, and monitoring. Additional indirect impacts may occur due to minor changes in local drainage patterns, reducing water quality due to increased turbidity, inhibiting movement and potential changes in flow velocities. Take may also occur in the form of pursue, catch, capture, or attempt to do so from capture and relocation attempts. Relocation could result in mortality, injury, and/or undue stress to Covered Species, both designated as a threatened 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
Robert Stanley
California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)
Bay Delta Region 2825 Cordelia Road, Suite 100
Fairfield, CA 94534

Phone : (707) 428-2093

Location

Counties
Napa
Other Location Info
The Huichica Creek Bridge Replacement and Fish Passage Project is located on State Route (SR) 121 in unincorporated Napa County from Post Mile (PM) 0.5 to PM 1.0, in the state of California. Latitude: 38.255960, longitude: -122.367002, in the Napa USGS 7.5 Minute Quad Map, in the Mt. Diablo meridian.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
The Mitigated Negative Declaration 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
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
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
2017092069_2081-2018-087-03 Huichica Creek Bridge ITP-NOD   PDF 284 K

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