Cal Canal Pipeline Integrity Management Repairs Project (Major Amendment No. 1, California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2016-052-04)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife 4 (Fresno) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4)
Document Title
Cal Canal Pipeline Integrity Management Repairs Project (Major Amendment No. 1, California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2016-052-04)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
CDFW has issued Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2016-052-04, pursuant to section 2081 subdivision (b) of the fish and game code to Chevron Pipe Line Company to incidentally take San Joaquin antelope squirrel and San Joaquin kit fox which are listed as threatened, and giant kangaroo rat which is listed as endangered under CESA. Project involves repairing anomalies identified along the Cal Canal Pipeline, an eight in natural gas pipeline. Repairs will occur at 5 locations within a 4.2 mi stretch of the pipeline. Repair activities will include trenching in 4 locations and jack and boring in one location, below hwy 33, to expose and repair the pipeline. The ITP major amendment no. 1 referenced above as issued and initiated by CDFW authorizes the change of condition of approval 6.8 for CDFW to determine the San Joaquin antelope squirrel release method based on the best available info and what is most appropriate for the project and to approve the method through the San Joaquin Antelope squirrel mortality reduction and relocation plan required by ITP condition of approval 5.4.The project proposes to reduce the sediment delivery potential to Rocky Creek and an unnamed tributary by replacing existing encroachments with improved crossings including a bridge. The project is a result of enforcement action by a regulatory agency. There would be no significant adverse impact on endangered, rare or threatened species or their habitat pursuant to section 15065. There are no hazardous materials at or around the project site that may be disturbed or removed. The project will not result in impact that are significant when viewed in connection with the effects of past projects, the effects of other current projects, and the effects of probable future projects.

Contact Information
Benessa Espino
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : 559 243-4014 x 244



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Approval of this project is subject to statutory exemption for specific actions necessary to prevent or mitigate an emergency. This project involves excavations to inspect and make necessary repairs to the pipeline anomalies potentially dangerous conditions from pipeline eruption.

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