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
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.