Eastside Bypass Improvements Project (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2018-067-04 (ITP))

5 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2017121026
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Eastside Bypass Improvements Project (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2018-067-04 (ITP))
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
9/6/2019
Project Applicant
California Department of Water Resources

Document Description
The proposed Project consists of modification of Eastside Bypass Levees (Reaches 0-1, 0-3, and 0-4) to reinforce approximately 2 mile of existing levee along the Eastside Bypass between Sand Slough and the Mariposa Bypass over 41.4 acres and the Eastside Bypass Control Structure to improve fish passage and construct a rock ramp downstream that would provide a fishway entrance over 6.2 acres. The proposed Project also includes staging/stockpiling areas, borrow sites, and temporary access routes within the above-referenced Project sites. Access would be via State Route (SR) 99, 152, and 59, and County roads. Travel between sites would be restricted to these routes; therefore, no construction of new permanent access routes would be required. Off-road Project-related construction traffic outside of the designated work areas will be prohibited. The Project will result in impacts to 35.02 acres of California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense) and Swainson's hawk (Buteo swainsoni1) habitat including temporary impacts to 34.86 acres; the Project will permanently remove 0.16 acres of California tiger salamander and Swainson's hawk habitat. The Project is expected to result in incidental take of California tiger salamander and Swainson's hawk, both which are designated as threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act. The ITP referenced above, as reissued by CDFW to correct a typographical error, authorizes incidental take of species listed under CESA that may occur as a result of Project implementation.

Contact Information
Jim Vang
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : (559) 243-4014 ext. 254

Location

Cities
Los Banos
Counties
Merced
Other Location Info
The Project is located between the cities of Merced and Los Banos in Merced County in the Eastside Bypass, just east of the San Joaquin River. The proposed Project area include the Eastside Bypass between the Sand Slough Control Structure and the Mariposa Bypass, and is located within the United States Geological Survey (USGS) 7.5-minute Turner Ranch, Sandy Mush, and Santa Rita Bridge quadrangles.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
The 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
No

Attachments

Notice of Determination
2017121026   PDF 506 K

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