Rosamond Mojave Pavement Rehabilitation

3 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2018068462
Lead Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT)
Document Title
Rosamond Mojave Pavement Rehabilitation
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
4/5/2022
Document Description
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is currently rehabilitating pavement and upgrading facilities on US 14 from 1.4 miles south of Dawn Road Overcrossing (postmile 4.7) to 0.5 mile north of Silver Queen Road Overcrossing (postmile 12.6) in Kern County. Construction is anticipated to be complete in the Spring of 2022. Prior to construction, during the environmental review period, environmental studies indicated that the Rosamond Mojave Rehabilitation project would not impose significant impacts to the environment. Therefore, Caltrans prepared a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Categorical Exemption (CE), approving the project. During construction, unanticipated impacts to Joshua trees occurred. As a candidate species under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA), impacts to the Joshua trees resulted in a violation to Fish and Game code Section 2081.1. Both CEQA and CESA require that these impacts be mitigated. Caltrans is proposing to purchase mitigation credits to fulfill mitigation requirements for impacts to six Joshua trees and the associated habitat loss. Caltrans has prepared this Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration to disclose the project’s impact to Joshua trees as well as the associated mitigation measures to be implemented to offset those impacts.

Contact Information

Name
Kristopher Bason
Agency Name
Caltrans District 9
Job Title
Associate Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project

Location

Cities
Rosamond
Counties
Kern
Regions
Southern California
State Highways
14

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Caltrans District 9
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Kern
Final Environmental Document Available at
Caltrans District 9 Office: 500 South Main Street, Bishop, CA 93514

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
No
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No

Attachments

Final Document(s) [Approved_Certified draft environmental documents]

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