Devers-Colorado River No. 1 Transmission Line Rating Remediation Project (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2017-058-06 (ITP) an

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Summary

SCH Number
2018071032
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife 6 (Ontario) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6)
Document Title
Devers-Colorado River No. 1 Transmission Line Rating Remediation Project (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2017-058-06 (ITP) an
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
10/5/2018
Present Land Use
PLU: Utility corridor Z: CBP-2, W-2, W-2-5, W-2-10, OS-W, Industrial park, light ag, I-L, M-SC, MU-N, N-A, R-1, OS and O-S, OS-R, PMP, R-A, RE-2-5, R-L, R-S, RD, SP, Watercourse, watershed, W-1, W-E GPD: Ag, commercial retail, floodway, light industrial, medium density res, OS-R, PF, RE - Low density, res single fam, resource recovery, rural desert, rural res, tribal lands, vacant, water

Document Description
The project involves the correction of a total of 168 phase-to-ground clearance discrepancies within existing transmission facilities through the replacment of existing conductor and hardware. new conductor will be installed along approximately 111 miles of existing transmission line and hardware will be replaced on 374 existing structures along the circuit described above. To facilitate these activities, the Project will establish 28 wire setup sites, 42 guard structures, 14 helicopter landing zones, and 4 material yards, requiring minor vegetation clearing, grubbing, and/or crushing, minor leveling, excavation and side-casting (for temporary pole placement), staging/set-up, minor scraping and/or soil compacting (for helicopter landing zones, only), and installation of best management practices associated with the Project's Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan. The Project will result in impacts to 26.8 acres to desert tortoise and Coachella Valley fringe-toes lizard habitat. The Project is expected to result in incidental take desert tortoise and Coachella Valley fringe-toes lizard, which are designated as threatened and endangered, respectively, under the California Endangered Species Act and impacts to lake and streambeds under the Lake and Streambed Alteration Program. 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. The LSA authorizes impacts to lake and streambeds.

Contact Information
Kimberly Freeburn Marquez
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6
3602 Inland Empire Blvd., Suite C-220
Ontario, CA 91764

Phone : (909) 945-3484

Location

Cities
Blythe Coachella Desert Hot Springs Palm Springs
Counties
Riverside
Cross Streets
multiple
Total Acres
111-mi trans
Parcel #
multiple
State Highways
I-10, SR 62, 111, 195, 177
Railways
AMTRAK, UPRR
Airports
Chiriaco Summit, Julian Hinds Pu
Schools
Rio Vista ES, James Workman MS, Xavier College Prep HS, Desert R
Waterways
Coachella Canal, Colorado River Aqueduct
Township
mult
Range
mult
Section
mult
Base
mult
Other Location Info
Thousand Palms, Desert Center

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
3602 Inland Empire Blvd, Suite C-220, Ontario, CA 91764

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

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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