Strauss Wind Energy Project (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081- 2018-010-05 ([ITP])

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Summary

SCH Number
2018071002
Lead Agency
Santa Barbara County
Document Title
Strauss Wind Energy Project (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081- 2018-010-05 ([ITP])
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
4/13/2020
Project Applicant
County of Santa Barbara

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has executed ITP number 2080-2018- 010-05, pursuant to section 2081 of the Fish and Game Code to the project Applicant, Strauss Energy, LLC. This Project involves construction of a commercial wind energy farm on 5,618 acres of land. The Project is expected to result in incidental take of Gaviota tarplant (Deinandra increscens ssp. villosa), which is designated as an endangered species under the California Endangered Species Act. The ITP authorizes take of Gaviota Tarplant (Covered Species) in the course of Project activities. These activities as authorized by the ITP include improvements to existing roads, the construction of new access roads, up to 27 wind turbines, wind turbine pads, a laydown yard, substation, out buildings, a water well and associated mitigation and monitoring.

Contact Information
Steve Gibson
Department of Fish and Wildlife
3883 Ruffin Road
San Diego, CA 92123

Phone : (562) 342-2106

Location

Counties
Santa Barbara
Other Location Info
The project site is located in unincorporated Santa Barbara County approximately 1.8 miles southwest of the City of Lompoc. The site is located within the California U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Tranquillon Mountain, Lompoc Hills, and Lompoc 7.5-minute quadrangles. The Assessor’s Parcel Numbers (APN) associated with this project are: 083-100-004, 083-080-004, 083-090-002, 083-250-011,083-100-008,083-090-003, 083-100-007, and 083-090-004.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
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

Notice of Determination
2018071002_2081-2018-010-R5_NODCESA_FINAL   PDF 136 K

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