Mesa Wind Repower Project

3 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2021030614
Lead Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
Document Title
Mesa Wind Repower Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
5/21/2021

Document Description
The project as approved by CDFW with adoption of the Final Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) includes construction, operation and maintenance, and future decommissioning of eight new wind turbine generators. In addition, a new free-standing permanent meteorological tower, electrical collection system upgrades, and permanent access roads will be constructed and remain for the life of the project. The new facilities will be decommissioned at the end of their estimated 30-year useful life (2053). The total overall potential ground disturbance is 98.0 acres. The 98.0 acres include 18.2 acres of permanent and 79.8 acres of temporary disturbance. Construction of the project is anticipated to begin in mid-2021 and be completed in approximately 16 months. CDFW’s approval of the project under the Fish and Game Code includes the issuance to Mesa Corp of an incidental take permit (ITP) under the California Endangered Species Act and the execution of a Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement (LSAA). ITP 2081-2019-048-06 authorizes incidental take of Mojave desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) subject to various conditions of approval. LSAA EPIMS-RIV 16205-R6 authorizes impacts to 24 drainages during construction.

Contact Information
Magdalena Rodriguez
California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Region 6
Lead/Public Agency
3602 Inland Empire Blvd. Ste C-220 Inland Deserts Region
Ontario, CA 91764

Phone : (760) 219-9452
Magdalena.Rodriguez@wildlife.ca.gov

Location

Cities
Whitewater and Bonnie Bell communities
Counties
Riverside
Regions
Citywide
Cross Streets
Unnamed access road, eastern extension of (Rockview Drive)
Zip
92258

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/documents/ContextDocs.aspx?cat=R6-Habcon

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

Attachments

Notice of Determination
2021030614_CDFW Filing Fee Receipt   PDF 338 K MesaWind_NOD   PDF 242 K

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