Pacific Gas and Electric Company Bay Area Operations and Maintenance Incidental Take Permit Project

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Summary

SCH Number
2017122028
Lead Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Document Title
Pacific Gas and Electric Company Bay Area Operations and Maintenance Incidental Take Permit Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
7/7/2022
Document Description
The Pacific Gas and Electric Company Bay Area Operations and Maintenance Incidental Take Permit Project, as approved by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) with the certification of the Final EIR, consists of issuance of an Incidental Take Permit (ITP) to cover Pacific Gas and Electric Company San Francisco Bay Area ongoing operations and maintenance and minor new construction activities for its natural gas and electric lines, and establishes a comprehensive approach to avoid, minimize, and fully mitigate impacts on covered species and habitat (collectively “covered activities”).The ITP will provide incidental take coverage for three species, the California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense), Alameda whipsnake (Masticophis lateralis euryxanthus), and California freshwater shrimp (Syncaris pacifica)(covered species), in the Bay Area for the next 30 years, subject to various conditions of approval. The Project will result in impacts of up to: 2.3 acres of California freshwater shrimp habitat including temporary impacts to 2 acres and may permanently remove 0.3 acres of habitat; 4,218 acres of California tiger salamander habitat including temporary impacts to 3,905 acres and may permanently remove 313 acres of habitat, and 498 acres of Alameda whipsnake habitat including temporary impacts to 412 acres and may permanently remove 86 acres of habitat. The project is expected to result in incidental take of California freshwater shrimp, which is designated as an endangered species under the California Endangered Species Act. The Project is also expected to result in take of California tiger salamander and Alameda whipsnake, which are designated as threatened under the California Endangered Species Act.

Contact Information

Name
Melissa Farinha
Agency Name
Lead Agency
Job Title
Environmental Program Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Counties
Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma
Regions
Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma, and Solano Counties: Within the nine counties, the Permit Area consists of PG&E gas and electric transmission and distribution facilities, rights-of-way (ROWs plus standard buffers), lands owned or obtained by PG&E or subject to PG&E easements, access routes, and conservation areas acquired to provide compensatory mitigation for impacts resulting from covered activities.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CA Department of Fish and Wildlife
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On

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

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