Camino Solar Project (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2023-052-04 (ITP))

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Summary

SCH Number
2018061031
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Camino Solar Project (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2023-052-04 (ITP))
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
2/8/2024
Document Description
The Project involves the construction, operation, and maintenance of a 44 MW PV solar facility on approximately 287 acres of private and BLM land. The infrastructure that will be installed includes the solar array, fencing, 34.5 kilovolt (kV) underground electrical collector lines, and access roads. Several areas would be used for temporary construction workspace during the construction period. The Project would connect to the existing Manzana Wind substation, where transformers would increase the voltage from 34.5 kV to 220 kV. The energy would then be transferred to the Southern California Edison (SCE) Whirlwind Substation using the existing Manzana Wind 220 kV generation-tie (gen-tie) line. The Project site would be accessed via the existing access roads on private land associated with adjacent wind projects. The primary access route to the Project would be from the south, following 170th Street West northward from the intersection with Rosamond Boulevard, and then along private access roads entitled for the Manzana, Pacific Wind, or Catalina projects. The Project will permanently remove 3.97 acres of Bakersfield cactus (Opuntia basilaris var. treleasei) habitat. The project is expected to result in incidental take of Bakersfield cactus, which is designated as an endangered species under the California Endangered Species Act. 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

Name
Jim Vang
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Sr. Environmental Scientist (Specialist)
Contact Types
Responsible Agency

Location

Cities
Tehachapi
Counties
Kern
Regions
Southern California
Other Location Info
The Project is located in the north-central Antelope Valley on the lower foothills of the Tehachapi Mountains, in southern Kern County, California approximately 12 miles south of the City of Tehachapi and approximately 16 miles northwest of the unincorporated community of Rosamond on 383 acres of private and BLM administered land. The Project is 15 miles west of State Route (SR) 14, 12.5 miles south of SR 58, and 8 miles north of SR138. The nearest populated areas are the unincorporated community of Mojave (17 miles to the northeast), the unincorporated community of Rosamond (16 miles southeast), and the City of Tehachapi (12 miles to the north).

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Kern
Final Environmental Document Available at
The EIR 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
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

Attachments

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