California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2019-020-04 for the ID 78/Spans 24 and 27, L-300 Project

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Summary

SCH Number
2021070445
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Document Title
California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2019-020-04 for the ID 78/Spans 24 and 27, L-300 Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/27/2021
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has reissued a California Endangered Species Act (CESA; Fish & G. Code, § 2050 et seq.) Incidental Take Permit (ITP), No. 2081-2019-020-04, to permit Pacific Gas and Electric Company to incidentally take giant kangaroo rat, which is listed as endangered species under CESA (Fish & G. Code § 2050 et seq.; see Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 670.5, subd. (a)(6)(C)), San Joaquin kit fox, which is listed as threatened species under CESA (Fish & G. Code § 2050 et seq.; see Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 670.5, subd. (b)(6)(E)), and Nelson’s antelope squirrel, which is listed as threatened species under CESA (Fish & G. Code § 2050 et seq.; see Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 670.5, subd. (b)(6)(B)). Modifications were made for clarity. The ITP authorizes take of giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens), a species listed as endangered, San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica), a species listed as threatened, and Nelson’s antelope squirrel (Ammospermophilus nelsoni), a species listed as threatened, pursuant to CESA for activities associated with the ID-78/Spans 24 and 27, L-300 Project, including excavation, stockpiling, backfilling, compaction, dewatering, sandblasting, and other related activities. Pipeline maintenance will occur at five (5) work locations and will include recoating projects, investigative dig, or cross compression.

Contact Information

Name
Craig Bailey
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Counties
San Benito
Other Location Info
The Project is located within portions of the Panoche Valley and Tumey Hills in San Benito County.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Public Resources Code Division 13 Environmental Quality, Section 21080.21
Reasons for Exemption
Approval of this Project is statutorily exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act because the Project is subject to California Code of Regulations, title 14, Article 18, Statutorily Exemption section 15282(k), “The installation of new pipeline or maintenance, repair, restoration, removal, or demolition of an existing pipeline as set forth in Section 21080.21 of the Public Resources Code, as long as the project does not exceed one mile in length”; as well as Public Resources Code, section 21080.21, “This division does not apply to any project of less than one mile in length within a public street or highway or any other right-of-way for the installation of a new pipeline or the maintenance, repair, restoration, reconditioning, relocation, replacement, removal, or demolition of an existing pipeline.” “‘Pipeline’ includes subsurface facilities but does not include any surface facility related to the operation of the underground facility.” (Pub. Resources Code, §21080.21(a)). The proposed Project includes maintenance activities for two natural gas pipelines owned by Pacific Gas and Electric Company. The maintenance activities include recoating projects, investigative dig, and cross compression. Project activities include excavation, stockpiling, backfilling, compaction, dewatering, sandblasting, and other related activities. Impacts will be minimized and fully mitigated through the implementation of measures required by Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2019-020-04. Measures include: 1) Monthly Compliance Reports; 2) establishment of avoidance zones; 3) worker education; 4) species relocation; 5) permanent habitat protection; and 6) site restoration.

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