Union pacific Railroad Bridge Replacement (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2020-027-01 (ITP))

Summary

SCH Number
2020080228
Lead Agency
Fish and Wildlife, Region 1 - Northern Region, Redding and Eureka (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1)
Document Title
Union pacific Railroad Bridge Replacement (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2020-027-01 (ITP))
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/14/2020

Document Description
The Project includes the replacement of the existing 3-span, 180-foot-long deck plate girder open deck bridge. UPRR plans to replace the entire bridge with three 69-foot beam span ballast deck-bridge girders, one 45-foot pre-stressed concrete box (PCB) girder on the north side, and timber ties. The new bridge will total 252-feet in length and have an opening area of 3,429-square feet. Upland Project activities include removal and replacement of existing northern and southern abutments, construction of new backwalls, and other activities. The southern abutment will be moved approximately 35 feet south, and the northern abutment will be moved approximately 25 feet north. The banks on either side of the new abutments will be regarded to a 2:1 slope and Class 2 riprap will be placed from the abutment to the edge of, but not internal to, the ordinary high water mark (OHWM) for bank stabilization. The Project will result in permanent impacts to 0.002-acres of Central Valley Spring-Run Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) habitat including temporary impacts to 0.01 acres; however, the Project will result in a net increase of approximately 0.004-acres of Central Valley Spring-Run Chinook Salmon habitat due to the new design requiring less pier, abutment, and riprap area below the top of bank compared to the current bridge. The project is expected to result in incidental take of Central Valley Spring-Run Chinook Salmon, which is designated as a threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act. 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.

Contact Information
Adam McKannay
Department of Fish and Wildlife Region 1 – Northern
619 Second Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Phone : (530) 356-5099

Location

Counties
Tehama
Other Location Info
The Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) Bridge Replacement Project (Project) is located on Deer Creek within the UPRR right-of-way (ROW), Tehama County, at approximately 39.941335° North, -122.059300° West.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Specified Mass Transit Projects, title 15, section 15275
Reasons for Exemption
Project is being undertaken to modernize passenger and commuter rail facilities. There are no unusual circumstances that would result in a reasonable possibility of a significant effect.
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class 3; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15303, CEQA does not apply to the following mass...
Reasons for Exemption
Project is being undertaken to modernize passenger and commuter rail facilities. There are no unusual circumstances that would result in a reasonable possibility of a significant effect.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020080228_CESA__2081-2020-027-01_UPRR_Bridge_Replacement_Project_Deer_Creek_TEH_NOE_FINAL   PDF 287 K

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