California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2019-054-04 ITP for the Lateral 13 Fresh Water Pipeline Replacement Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020070070
Lead Agency
Fish and Wildlife, Region 4 - Central, Fresno (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4)
Document Title
California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2019-054-04 ITP for the Lateral 13 Fresh Water Pipeline Replacement Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/2/2020

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has issued a California Endangered Species Act (CESA; Fish and Game Code, § 2050 et seq.) Incidental Take Permit (ITP), No. 2081-2019-054-04, to permit West Kern Water District, to incidentally take San Joaquin antelope squirrel and San Joaquin kit fox, which are listed as threatened species under CESA (Fish & G. Code § 2050 et seq.; see Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 670.5, subd. (b)(6)(B) and (b)(6)(E), respectively). The ITP authorizes take of San Joaquin antelope squirrel (Ammospermophilus nelsoni) and San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica), species listed as threatened pursuant to CESA for activities associated with the Lateral 13 Fresh Water Pipeline Replacement Project, including the pipeline installation, excavation, replacement, hydrotesting, and repair, and other related activities. The installation of the replacement pipeline segment will include the following general sequence of activities: site preparation, mobilization, installation/construction of erosion and dust control measures, pipeline trenching and dirt excavation, placing the pipe within the trench and anchor to the concrete thrust blocks, connecting the new pipeline to the existing pipeline, conducting hydrostatic testing to ensure pipeline integrity, installation of surface features – including air release valves, blow-off valves, and valve boxes, abandonment of the existing pipeline segment, demobilization, and site cleanup and restoration.

Contact Information
Craig Bailey
California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Central Region
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : (559) 243-4014 ext. 227

Location

Counties
Kern
Other Location Info
The Lateral 13 Fresh Water Pipeline Replacement Project is located in western Kern County, immediately southeast of the town of Valley Acres, California. The Project site primarily lies within Section 28, Township 31 South, Range 24 East, Mount Diablo Base and Meridian (MDB&M).

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Public Resources Code Division 13 Environmental Quality, Section 21080.21
Reasons for Exemption
See NOE for full details.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020070070_California Endangered Species Act   PDF 219 K

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