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  • # #All permanent [Onsite for six (6) mont
    # #All permanent [Onsite for six (6) months or longer] structures constructed or installed (including pumping facilities) shall be painted a flat, non-reflective earth tone color. All facilities shall be painted within six months of installation. Facilities which are required to be in compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) shall be excluded. The required paint color is “Carlsbad Canyon” from the Standard Environmental Colors Chart CC-001: June 2008. (BLM) #All drill rig and well test facility lights shall be limited to those required to safely conduct the operations, and shall be shielded and/or redirected in a manner which focuses direct light to the immediate work area. (BLM)
    t light to the immediate work area. (BLM)   +
  • # #All solid wastes (paper trash and garb
    # #All solid wastes (paper trash and garbage) must be contained in a trash cage and hauled away to an approved disposal site as necessary but no later than at the completion of drilling operations. The Operator will, on a daily basis, police the access routes and adjacent areas of the well pad to ensure that all solid wastes are deposited in the approved manner. (BLM and ACLLC) #Immediately upon completion of drilling operations, the well location and surrounding area shall be cleared of all remaining debris, trash, junk and materials not required for production. (BLM and ACLLC) #The reserve pits shall be completely dry and all junk and debris removed before initiating any dirt work to restore the location. After drilling operations are completed, the dried liquids and solids from the reserve pits would be buried on site as part of the site reclamation. (BLM and ACLLC) #Portable chemical sanitary facilities would be available and used by all personnel during periods of construction, well drilling and/or flow testing. These facilities would be maintained by a local contractor. (ACLLC)
    maintained by a local contractor. (ACLLC)   +
  • # #All vehicles entering the project site
    # #All vehicles entering the project site will be equipped with fire extinguishers and shovels. (ACLLC) #All brush build-up around mufflers, radiators, headers, and other engine parts would be avoided, and periodic checks would be conducted to prevent this build-up. (ACLLC) #Smoking would only be allowed in company vehicles and /or designated smoking areas. (ACLLC) #Portable generators used in the project area would be required to have spark arresters. (ACLLC) #Employees and contractors would be educated on safe and environmentally responsible practices. (ACLLC) #Employees and contractors would follow any special guidance or restrictions recommended by BLM officials. (ACLLC) #The Operator shall be responsible for the prevention and suppression of fires on public lands caused by its employees, contractors or subcontractors. During conditions of extreme fire danger, surface use operations may be limited or suspended in specific areas. (BLM)
    ted or suspended in specific areas. (BLM)   +
  • # #During initial well pad and road const
    # #During initial well pad and road construction and prior to completion of the final well on the well pad, pre-interim reclamation stormwater management actions will be taken to ensure disturbed areas are quickly stabilized to control surface water flow and to protect both the disturbed and adjacent areas from erosion and siltation. This may involve construction and maintenance of temporary silt ponds, silt fences, berms, ditches, and mulching. (ACLLC) #Prior to rigging up, a berm at least one-foot high will be constructed around the perimeter of the pad to prevent escape of spilled fluids or rainfall collected on the location. This berm will be maintained during the drilling phase of the well. The need for the berm will be reassessed upon completion of the well and production is established. (BLM) #Any water bars built during construction or reclamation to divert water from ditches or roads will be placed as follows (BLM): Grade Spacing 2% Every 200 feet 2-4% Every 100 feet 4-5% Every 75 feet 5+% Every 50 feet #Drainage control shall be ensured over the entire road through the use of borrow ditches, outsloping, insloping, natural rolling topography, lead-off (turnout) ditches, culverts, and/or drainage dips. (BLM) #All lead-off ditches (turnouts) shall be graded to drain water with a one percent minimum to three percent maximum ditch slope. The spacing interval for lead-off ditches shall be determined according to the following table, but may be amended depending upon existing soil types and centerline road slope (in %): SPACING INTERVAL FOR TURNOUT DITCHES Percent Slope Spacing Interval 0% - 4% 400’ – 150’ 4% – 6% 250’ – 125’ 6% – 8% 200’ – 100’ 8% - 10% 150’ - 75’ A typical lead-off ditch has a minimum depth of one foot below and a berm 6 inches above natural ground level. The berm will be on the down-slope side of the lead-off ditch. The ditch end will tie into vegetation whenever possible. (BLM) #Road and well production equipment will be placed on location so as to permit maximum interim reclamation of disturbed areas. If equipment is found to interfere with the proper interim reclamation of disturbed areas, the equipment will be moved so proper recontouring and revegetation can occur. (ACLLC) #Topsoil will be evenly spread and aggressively revegetated over the entire disturbed area not needed for all-weather operations including road cuts and fills and to within a few feet of the wellhead/pump, unless an all-weather, surfaced, access route or small “teardrop” turnaround is needed on the well pad. (ACLLC) #In order to inspect and operate the well or complete workover operations, it may be necessary to drive, park, and operate equipment on restored, interim vegetation within the previously disturbed area. Damage to soils and interim vegetation will be repaired and reclaimed following use. To prevent soil compaction, under some situations, such as the presence of moist, clay soils, the vegetation and topsoil will be removed prior to workover operations and restored and reclaimed following workover operations. (ACLLC) #Vegetation removal and the degree of surface disturbance will be minimized wherever possible. (ACLLC) #Operations will disturb the minimum amount of surface area necessary to conduct safe and efficient operations. When possible, equipment will be stored and operated on top of vegetated ground to minimize surface disturbance. (ACLLC) #Excess soil will be stripped and stockpiled around the perimeter of the well location to control run-on and run-off, and to make redistribution of topsoil more efficient during interim reclamation. Stockpiled topsoil may include vegetative material. Topsoil will be clearly segregated and stored separately from subsoils. (ACLLC) #Earthwork for interim and final reclamation will be completed within 6 months of well completion or plugging unless a delay is approved in writing by the BLM AO. (ACLLC) #If, upon completion of well drilling and well testing at a site, no geothermal resources have been found viable and no further exploration is to be pursued, roads and pads would be restored to their original condition by contouring and revegetating. (ACLLC and BLM) #If the use of topsoil for reclamation is delayed for more than 6 months from completion or plugging of the well, the stockpiles will be reseeded to retain soil quality and hinder erosion. Fall seeding is preferred and will be conducted after September 15 and prior to ground freezing. Spring seeding will be conducted after the frost leaves the ground and no later than May 15. The seed mix recommended by the BLM in this section (COA 19), less the Wyoming big sagebrush should be used for this purpose. (BLM) #Salvaging and spreading topsoil will not be performed when the ground or topsoil is frozen or too wet to adequately support construction equipment. If such equipment creates ruts in excess of four (4) inches deep, the soil will be deemed too wet and activities will cease until the site dries out. (ACLLC) #No major depressions will be left that would trap water and cause ponding. (ACLLC) #Initial seedbed preparation would consist of recontouring the well pads to the appropriate interim or final reclamation standard. All compacted areas to be seeded will be ripped to a minimum depth of 18 inches with a minimum furrow spacing of 2 feet, followed by recontouring the surface and then evenly spreading the topsoil. Prior to seeding, the seedbed will be scarified and left with a rough surface. (ACLLC) #If broadcast seeding is to be used, final seedbed preparation will consist of contour cultivating to a depth of 4 to 6 inches within 24 hours prior to seeding and dozer tracking or another imprinting method will be used in order to loosen up the soil and create seed germination micro-sites. (ACLLC) #Seeding will be conducted no more than 24 hours following completion of final seedbed preparation. A certified weed-free seed mix designed by BLM, as identified below, to meet reclamation standards will be used to revegetate all disturbed areas. (ACLLC) Species Pounds/Acre – Pure Live Seed Siberian Wheatgrass (P27) 5.00 Russian Wildrye (Bozoisky) 5.00 Sandberg bluegrass 2.00 Wyoming big sagebrush 0.50 Total 12.50 #No seeding will occur from May 15 to September 15. Fall seeding is preferred and will be conducted after September 15 and prior to ground freezing [Shrub species will be seeded separately and will be seeded during the winter]. Spring seeding will be conducted after the frost leaves the ground and no later than May 15. (ACLLC) #Weed-free mulch, silt fencing, waddles, hay bales, and other erosion control devices will be used on areas at risk of soil movement from wind and water erosion. (ACLLC) #Mulch will be used if necessary to control erosion, create vegetation micro-sites, and retain soil moisture and may include hay, small-grain straw, wood fiber, live mulch, cotton, jute, or synthetic netting. Mulch will be free from mold, fungi, and will be certified free of noxious or invasive weed seeds. (ACLLC) #If straw mulch is used, it will contain fibers long enough to facilitate crimping and provide the greatest cover. (ACLLC) #All site grading will balance cut and fill to the extent practicable to minimize potential effects from erosion. (BLM) #Seeded areas will be fenced to exclude livestock until interim or final reclamation is approved by the authorized officer. (ACLLC) #The reserve pit shall be located in cut material, with at least 50% of the pit constructed below original ground level to prevent failure of the pit dike. Any fill dikes shall be compacted in lifts. (BLM)
    dikes shall be compacted in lifts. (BLM)   +
  • # #No surface occupancy within 1/2 mile o
    # #No surface occupancy within 1/2 mile of active ferruginous hawk nest sites (BLM 1985). Stipulation applies if an active ferruginous hawk nest is identified within 1/2 mile of any one proposed site. A nest will be considered active if nest initiation is observed and, will be considered active until otherwise unoccupied (i.e. successfully fledged or failed/abandoned). (BLM) #If construction is to take place from March 1 – July 15, a BLM-approved biologist must survey and clear the proposed construction sites for nesting migratory birds prior to project construction. If nesting migratory birds are found within the construction footprint the project will be delayed until the nest(s) is no longer active, or construction will be altered to avoid harming nesting migratory birds. A nest will be considered active if nest initiation is observed and will be considered active until otherwise unoccupied (i.e. successfully fledged or failed/abandoned). (BLM) #Access roads not needed for maintenance would be removed following exploration; and public use of remaining access roads would be restricted. (BLM) #Three sides of the reserve pit will be fenced with materials suitable to prevent access by wildlife and livestock before drilling starts. The fourth side of the pit shall be fenced as soon as drilling is completed. The corners must be braced to keep the fence tight. The fence shall be maintained in good repair while the pit is drying and must remain in place until the pit is dry and/or site restoration begins. Refer to Figure 1. “Recommended construction standards for exclosure fences in livestock areas”, in the Gold Book: Surface Operating Standards and Guidelines for Oil and Gas Exploration and Development. (BLM) #All necessary steps will be taken to safeguard migratory birds from hazards associated with pits and treatment facilities. Prevention methods include, but are not limited to, pit screening or netting and protective cones on vent stacks of dehydrators, separators and heater-treaters. The death of any migratory bird found in a pit or treating equipment is a violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Any deaths of migratory birds attributed to pits or equipment associated with drilling or production operations must be reported to this office and the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service within 24 hours. (BLM)
    d Wildlife Service within 24 hours. (BLM)   +
  • # #The drilling rig and any construction-
    # #The drilling rig and any construction-related equipment would be required to be cleaned and washed prior to entering each site. (ACLLC) #Fill materials and road surfacing materials that originate from areas with known noxious weeds or invasive plants will not be used. (ACLLC) #Re-vegetation, habitat restoration and weed control activities will be initiated as soon as possible after construction activities are completed. (ACLLC) #An intensive weed monitoring and control program will be implemented prior to site preparation for planting and will continue until interim or final reclamation is approved by the BLM AO. (ACLLC) #Monitoring will be conducted at least annually during the growing season to determine the presence of any invasive plants or noxious weeds. Invasive plants and noxious weeds that have been identified during monitoring will be promptly treated and controlled. A Pesticide Use Proposal (PUP) will be submitted to the BLM prior to use of herbicides. (ACLLC) #The use of certified, weed-free mulch will be required when stabilizing areas of disturbed soil. (ACLLC)
    bilizing areas of disturbed soil. (ACLLC)   +
  • # #The operator will take measurements to
    # #The operator will take measurements to assess the existing background noise levels at a given site and compare them with the anticipated noise levels associated with the proposed project. (BLM) #Reclamation activities, road and well pad construction activities and large, non-personnel vehicle movements will be limited to the 7 AM to 10 PM timeframe to limit nighttime disturbance. This COA does not apply to drilling and well testing operations that will occur 24 hours per day, seven days per week. (BLM) #The project proponent is required to ensure that mufflers are present on all diesel engines and any other components used during operations that can be muffled, such that noise emissions are reduced by at least 15 dBA from the original, non-muffled noise level for the equipment. (BLM)
    fled noise level for the equipment. (BLM)   +
  • # #The operator will use engineering cont
    # #The operator will use engineering controls and monitoring to protect the ditch that supplies hot water to the local resident southwest of the site. (BLM) (This COA only applies to RRDP-6 in the Proposed Action but does not apply if Alternative 1 is selected). #Agua Caliente will develop and implement a storm water pollution prevention plan during construction and operation of the project. (ACLLC)
    ion and operation of the project. (ACLLC)   +
  • # #Traffic Management ##Traffic will be r
    # #Traffic Management ##Traffic will be restricted to the roads developed for the project. Use of other unimproved roads will be restricted to emergency situations. (BLM) ##Project personnel and contractors will be instructed and required to adhere to speed limits commensurate with road types, traffic volumes, vehicle types, and site-specific conditions, (e.g., 25 mph) to ensure safe and efficient traffic flow and to reduce wildlife collisions and disturbance and fugitive dust. (BLM) #Roads and Pads ##The operator will obtain agency authorization prior to borrowing soil or rock material from agency lands. (BLM) ##Road use will be restricted during the wet season if road surfacing is not adequate to prevent soil displacement, rutting, etc., and resultant stream sedimentation. (BLM) ##If culverts are used, culvert outlets will be rip-rapped to dissipate water energy at the outlet and reduce erosion. If used, catch basins, roadway ditches, and culverts will be cleaned and maintained regularly. (BLM) ##The reserve pit shall be located in cut material, with at least 50% of the pit constructed below original ground level to prevent failure of the pit dike. Any fill dikes shall be compacted in lifts. If it is necessary to construct the reserve pit by fill embankment, a keyway or core trench 10 to 12 feet wide shall be excavated to a minimum depth of 2 to 3 feet below the original ground level. The core of the embankment must be constructed with water-impervious material. (BLM)
    ted with water-impervious material. (BLM)   +
  • * Any suitable topsoil will be stockpiled
    * Any suitable topsoil will be stockpiled onsite for later use during restoration. Access roads would follow existing routes to the extent possible. In areas where new access roads must be constructed across slopes, erosion control measures would be installed as necessary, in accordance with Gold Book standards (BLM 2007a).
    nce with Gold Book standards (BLM 2007a).   +
  • * Existing weed infestations would be tre
    * Existing weed infestations would be treated prior to disturbance. The location of the weeds would be communicated to the Stillwater Field Office weed coordinator, and treatment methods and herbicides used would be discussed prior to treatment. * Herbicides would be applied per label instructions. * All personnel applying herbicides would either be certified by the BLM and/or the State of Nevada, or they would be supervised by a BLM or State of Nevada Certified Applicator. * Bureau or other personnel applying herbicides would use personal protective equipment while spraying or handling herbicides * Herbicide application operations would be suspended when wind speed exceeds 6 miles per hour or when precipitation is imminent. * Some treatment areas could be signed, if needed, indicating the herbicide used and the date of treatment. Areas that are isolated and/or receive very little use by human beings would not be signed. * During herbicide treatments, a pre-application sweep of the area would be completed (i.e. looking for nesting birds).
    mpleted (i.e. looking for nesting birds).   +
  • * The SAD Air Quality Operating Permit (A
    * The SAD Air Quality Operating Permit (AP1629-2517), obtained for the project, stipulates that a plan for fugitive dust control must be implemented. The fugitive dust control plan would include dust suppression processes (e.g., watering access roads and well pads) to minimize localized increases in particulate matter concentrations. * Diesel generators over 37 kW (50 horse power) shall be diesel-fired units that are certified to meet the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Tier II Emission Standards and are equipped with an exhaust particulate filter system.
    ith an exhaust particulate filter system.   +
  • *Absorbent pads or sheets would be placed
    *Absorbent pads or sheets would be placed under likely spill sources. *The hazardous material spill and disposal contingency plan will be submitted to and approved by BLM and made readily available onsite before operations begin. *The length of time which geothermal fluid, storm water runoff or other liquids are temporarily stored in any reserve pit would be minimized. Use of reserve pits is limited to the active drilling and testing operations. Fluids from flow testing would only be produced in accordance with permits and plans. The larger reserve pit constructed adjacent to well 26A-14 would be treated with bentonite to minimize the infiltration of geothermal fluids into the shallow ground water aquifer. The fluid level in the larger reserve pit would be monitored daily during initial testing to verify the treatment. The results of the monitoring would be reported to the BLM.
    monitoring would be reported to the BLM.   +
  • *Access roads requiring construction with
    *Access roads requiring construction with cut and fill would be designed to minimize surface disturbance and take into account the character of the landform, natural contours, cut material, depth of cut, where the fill material would be deposited, resource concerns, and visual contrast. *Wellhead equipment left on the drill site following the completion of drilling would be painted a color, subject to approval by the authorized officer, which would blend with the landscape. Prior to paint selection, Ormat would contact the Stillwater Field Office project lead. *All drill rig and well test facility lights would be limited to those required to safely conduct the operations, and would be shielded and/or directed in a manner which focuses direct light to the immediate work area.
    direct light to the immediate work area.   +
  • *All drill rig and well test facility lig
    *All drill rig and well test facility lights would be limited to those required to safely conduct the operations, and would be shielded and/or directed in a manner which focuses direct light to the immediate work area. *Permanent project facilities within the geothermal operations area would be limited to those required to safely conduct the operations, and would be shielded and/or directed in a manner which focuses direct light to the immediate work area. *Permanent project facilities within the geothermal operations area would be painted a color, subject to approval by the authorized officer, which would blend with the landscape. Prior to painting, NGP would contact the Winnemucca Field Office project lead. *The average spacing of 300-660 feet between transmission line pole structures would be increased to the maximum extent possible where the transmission lines cross the visually sensitive trails/roads. *The switching station at the south end of the ROW would be painted a color, subject to approval by the authorized officer, which would blend with the landscape. Prior to painting, NGP would contact the Winnemucca Field Office project lead.
    the Winnemucca Field Office project lead.   +
  • *All drill rig and well test facility lig
    *All drill rig and well test facility lights would be limited to those required to safely conduct the operations and would be shielded and/or directed in a manner that focuses direct light to the immediate work area. *All newly constructed structures would be below 85 feet tall and the energy plant, pipelines, wellheads, pump motors and motor control buildings would each be painted consistent with BLM visual guidelines to blend with the area and minimize visibility. The fence constructed around each of the production well sites would also be painted an appropriate color to blend with the area.
    appropriate color to blend with the area.   +
  • *C-1a Development and Execution of a Prog
    *C-1a Development and Execution of a Programmatic Agreement (PA). Since the Project’s effects on historic properties cannot be fully determined before the Project has been approved, and the CPUC is a non-federal agency with decision-making responsibilities, the Forest Service, USACE, CPUC, and SCE, along with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation if they choose to participate, will develop and execute a PA for the TRTP with the SHPO in accordance with 36 CFR 800.14 (b)(ii) and (iii). The PA will guide the resolution of adverse effects to and management of historic properties. Consultation to develop the PA will follow 36 CFR 800.6. The PA will contain minimum standards and guidelines for identifying historic properties and evaluating their significance. It will include requirements for development and implementation of Historic Properties/Historical Resources Management Plans, Construction Phase Management Plans, archaeological monitoring, reporting, professional qualifications. *C-1b Inventory cultural resources in the APE. APM CR-1 calls for intensive archaeological inventories of areas that may be disturbed by construction. As described in Section 3.5.2, cultural resource inventories have been completed for most of the APE. However, some elements of the Project remain undefined and additional inventories may be necessary. Prior to construction and all other surface disturbing activities, SCE shall submit cultural resources inventory reports to the Forest Service, USACE, and CPUC for any portions of the APE which have not been inventoried previously, including but not limited to existing and newly proposed access and spur roads, construction turnarounds, guard pole locations, marshalling yards, wire setup areas, helicopter staging areas, helicopter landing zones, and any other projected areas of potential ground disturbance outside of the previously surveyed areas. The nature and extent of additional inventory shall be determined by the Forest Service, USACE, and CPUC in consultation with the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO). Results of these inventories shall also be filed with the appropriate Information Centers of the California Historical Resources Information System. Site-specific field surveys also shall be undertaken at all projected areas of impact within the previously surveyed corridor that coincide with previously recorded resource locations to further refine the assessment of potential Project effects. The selected tower locations and other direct impact areas shall be staked prior to the cultural resource field surveys. *C-1c Avoid and protect resources. APMs CR-2, CR-2a, and CR-2c call for avoidance of impacts through Project redesign or use of protective buffer zones. The Forest Service, USACE, and CPUC may require the relocation of transmission lines, ancillary facilities, or temporary facilities or work areas, if any, where relocation would avoid or reduce damage to cultural resource values. Where operationally feasible, NRHP-eligible resources shall be protected from direct Project impacts by Project redesign and inclusion of sites in exclusion areas. All cultural resources that will not be impacted directly but are within 50 feet of direct impact areas shall be designated as Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESAs). Protective fencing or other markers, at the Forest Service, USACE, or CPUC’s discretion, shall be erected and maintained to protect ESAs from inadvertent trespass for the duration of construction in the vicinity. Construction personnel and equipment shall be instructed on how to avoid ESAs. ESAs shall not be identified specifically as cultural resources. A monitoring program shall be developed as part of the Historic Properties Treatment Plan (see Mitigation Measure C-1e, Develop and implement a Historic Properties Treatment Plan) and implemented by the SCE to ensure the effectiveness of ESAs. *C-1d Evaluate the significance of cultural resources that cannot be avoided. APMs CR-3, CR-3a, and CR-3b call for formal significance evaluation of archaeological sites and historical buildings and structures that cannot be avoided during construction. APM CR-3c calls for consultation with Native Americans regarding traditional cultural values that may be associated with archaeological sites. Where the Forest Service, USACE, and/or CPUC decide that cultural resources cannot be protected from direct impacts by Project redesign or avoidance, SCE shall undertake additional studies to evaluate the resources’ NRHP eligibility and to recommend further treatment, if necessary. The nature and extent of this evaluation shall be determined by the Forest Service in consultation with the USACE, CPUC, SCE, and the SHPO. Consultation shall include direct contact with Native American tribal representatives to seek their views on the significance of resources having a Native American component. Significance evaluations will be based on surface remains, subsurface testing, archival and ethnographic resources, and in the framework of the historic context and research questions important to the general Project area. Results of those evaluation studies and recommendations for mitigation of Project effects shall be incorporated into a Historic Properties Treatment Plan consistent with Mitigation Measure C-1e (Develop and implement a Historic Properties Treatment Plan).
    nt a Historic Properties Treatment Plan).   +
  • *Components of the Proposed Action that w
    *Components of the Proposed Action that would result in direct habitat loss within migratory bird nesting habitat would either occur prior to the nesting season or nest surveys would be conducted by a qualified biologist acceptable to the BLM prior to implementation. If nests are found, coordination with the BLM would occur to develop appropriate protection measures, which may include avoidance, timing constraints, and/or buffers.
    ance, timing constraints, and/or buffers.   +
  • *Construction of a power plant, gen-tie,
    *Construction of a power plant, gen-tie, well connection pipelines, and surface disturbance from roads, parking, and laydown areas would result in permanent, direct loss of cold desert scrub habitat. This could disturb any birds nesting nearby. In order to prevent these disruptions pre-construction nesting bird surveys would be performed. *Netting, or other appropriate mitigation, would be installed over or near reserve pits to prevent access and mortality of migratory birds.
    access and mortality of migratory birds.   +
  • *F-1 Prepare wildland traffic control pla
    *F-1 Prepare wildland traffic control plans. SCE shall develop wildland traffic control plans as part of the Traffic Control Plans required by Mitigation Measure T-1a (Prepare Traffic Control Plans) in consultation with the FS (ANF), California Department of Parks and Recreation (CHSP) [Alternative 4 only], and Puente Hills Landfill Native Habitat Preservation Authority (PHLNHPA), as appropriate. The wildland traffic control plans shall stipulate mechanisms through which narrow roads shall be kept passable for emergency service providers in a wildfire-related or other emergency situation. SCE shall appoint a Road Master, who shall administer the wildland traffic control plans and facilitate emergency vehicle access in the event of a wildfire-related or other emergency. The wildland traffic control plans shall identify strategic locations for adequate construction and maintenance vehicle parking, as necessary, in consultation with the land management agency, and alternate routes for large equipment and vehicle evacuation shall be identified to the extent possible. Wildland traffic control plans shall be prepared in consultation with the land management agencies for both construction and maintenance activities and shall be submitted to the FS, California Department of Parks and Recreation [Alternative 4 only], and PHLNHPA at least 30 days prior to construction in areas managed by these agencies. *F-3a Revise SCE’s Fire Management Plan for maintenance activities. SCE’s Fire Management Plan shall be revised to be applicable to Project maintenance activities located off NFS lands. All provisions of the Plan that are applicable to construction crews and activities shall be made applicable to maintenance crews and activities. The revised Plan shall be submitted to the CPUC for review at least 60 days prior to construction. *F-3b Cease work during Red Flag Warning events. During Red Flag Warning events, as issued daily by the National Weather Service in State Responsibility Areas (SRA) and Local Responsibility Areas (LRA), all non-emergency construction and maintenance activities shall cease in affected areas. An exception shall be made for transmission line testing where a transmission line may be tested, one time only, if the loss of another transmission facility could lead to system instability or cascading outages. *F-3c Ensure open communication pathways. All construction crews and inspectors shall be provided with radio and cellular telephone access that is operational along the entire length of the approved route to allow for immediate reporting of fires. Communication pathways and equipment shall be tested and confirmed operational each day prior to initiating construction activities at each construction site. All fires shall be reported to the fire agencies with jurisdiction in the Project area immediately upon ignition. Each crew member shall carry at all times a laminated card listing pertinent telephone numbers for reporting fires and defining immediate steps to take if a fire starts. Information on contact cards shall be updated and redistributed to all construction crewmembers, as needed, prior to the initiation of construction activities and on the day the information change goes into effect. Outdated cards shall be destroyed. F-3d Remove hazards from the work area. SCE shall clear dead and decaying vegetation from the work area prior to starting construction and/or maintenance work. *F-3e Comply with non-smoking policy on PHLNHPA lands. SCE and contractor personnel shall comply with the non-smoking policy on Puente Hills Landfill Native Habitat Preservation Authority (PHLNHPA) lands during construction and maintenance activities, and this commitment shall be written into SCE’s Fire Management Plan for construction and maintenance (see Mitigation Measure F-3a, Revise SCE’s Fire Management Plan for maintenance activities). *F-3f Share costs for ANF fuelbreak maintenance. SCE shall enter into a cost-sharing agreement with the FS for maintenance of the existing system of fuelbreaks. Cost-sharing for fuelbreak maintenance shall be required for backbone fuelbreaks in close proximity to the Project or that transect the path of the Project. *F-3g Provide transmission line safety training to ANF staff. SCE shall provide transmission line safety training to FS (ANF) staff prior to the start of the official fire season on an annual basis. *F-4 Prepare and implement Emergency Evacuation Plan. SCE shall prepare an Emergency Evacuation Plan to ensure the safe and expedient ground-based evacuation of personnel in the event of an uncontrolled fire in the Project area, including addressing the Tujunga Creek bridge area.
    addressing the Tujunga Creek bridge area.   +
  • *For a period of three years following th
    *For a period of three years following the commencement of construction, project sites shall be inventoried by the lessee for the presence of invasive, nonnative species. Inventory data shall be reported to the BLM WFO project Lead within one week of receipt by the lessee. The area shall be treated with BLM certified pesticides following BLM approval of a pesticide use proposal if species are present. *Following the three year period, periodic inventory for the presence of invasive nonnative species would be performed at project sites, with treatment occurring as necessary. The periodic inventory and treatment would occur for as long as the lessee is present at the site. *All trucks (excluding pick-up trucks) and construction equipment should be washed to remove soil and plant parts. A central washing facility would be provided for this purpose at a location either in Winnemucca or at a facility approved by the authorized officer. The washing station should not be placed within 150 feet of any body of water or ditch line, nor where the wash water can flow downslope.
    where the wash water can flow downslope.   +
  • *If human remains are identified during c
    *If human remains are identified during construction of any of the components of the proposed project, work within 300 feet of the discovery would be stopped and the remains would be protected from further exposure or damage. The coroner and Reclamation, NDOW, or SHPO (depending on land ownership) would be contacted. If the remains are determined to be Native American, the agencies would follow the procedures set forth in 43 CFR Part 10, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Regulations. Procedures for handling the discovery of human remains would follow Reclamation Manual Directives and Standards LND 07-01 (Inadvertent Discovery of Human Remains on Reclamation Lands) if remains are located on Reclamation-managed lands. If remains are found on private land, NRS 383 would be implemented with SHPO as the lead agency.
    implemented with SHPO as the lead agency.   +
  • *If previously unrecorded cultural resour
    *If previously unrecorded cultural resources are encountered during grading or other surface-disturbing activities, all grading or other surface-disturbing activities at the location of the discovery would cease within 100 meters/330 feet of the discovery, and the BLM would be notified. No surface disturbing activities would be allowed until the BLM Authorized Officer issues a Notice to Proceed (NTP) based upon the evaluation, mitigation, as necessary, and the acceptance of a summary description of the fieldwork performed for the discovery situation. *The locations of the historic properties will be provided to Ormat and flagged for avoidance. If avoidance of currently documented historic properties is not possible a resolution of adverse effects would be followed as defined in 36 CFR 800.6. *An archaeological monitor should be present during any ground disturbing activities. They should have the authority to halt all earth moving activities in the area of the discovery if prehistoric or historic artifacts are discovered until the find can be assessed. In the event of an inadvertent discovery all construction would cease within 100 meters/330 feet of the discovery.
    hin 100 meters/330 feet of the discovery.   +
  • *L-1a Construction liaison – Property own
    *L-1a Construction liaison – Property owners. SCE shall provide a toll-free general phone number, and the name and contact information for a local public liaison (or liaisons) to all affected property owners within 300 feet of construction-related activities. The toll-free access number and the identified local public liaison(s) shall act as points of contact and interface between residents and construction crews for that area. The toll-free number and local public liaison(s) shall be available both in person and by phone, as necessary, for at least 14 days prior to the start of any construction-related activities and for up to six months following construction. The local public liaison(s) shall respond to all construction-related questions and concerns within a 72-hour period during construction when contact information is provided. Post-construction, replies shall be made within a two-week period. SCE shall provide summary documentation of all complaints, comments, and concerns communicated to the liaison every two months for the duration of construction and for one year following the completion of construction. The compliance documentation will be treated as confidential and shall include the name and address of the person contacting the local public liaison(s), the date of contact, and what actions were taken by the local public liaison(s) to rectify and/or address the complaints, comments or concerns expressed. The compliance documentation shall be submitted to the CPUC throughout the duration of construction and for one year following construction. *L-1b Advance notification of construction - Property owners. SCE shall give at least 14 days advance notice of the start of any construction-related activities to potentially affected property owners. The notification shall include the toll-free general phone number, contact information for the local public liaison(s) (Mitigation Measure L-1a, Construction liaison – Property owners), including a phone number (or phone numbers), as well as an internet website address where additional information related to construction can be found. Notification shall be provided by: (1) mailing notices to all property owners within 300 feet of all approved ROW segments, construction-related work areas, and substation sites; and, (2) placing notices in local newspapers. *L-1c Quarterly construction updates - Property owners. Following publication/transmittal of the advance notification of construction (Mitigation Measure L-1b, Advance notification of construction – Property owners), SCE shall provide all affected property owners with updates and changes to all of the information provided in the pre-construction notification as related to their Segment-specific location. The updates shall be provided every quarter for the duration of all construction-related activities. Post-construction noticing for restoration activities shall be provided annually. The updates shall continue to provide the toll-free number and the name and phone number of the local public liaison(s) to respond to all construction-related questions and concerns. The local public liaison(s) shall continue to respond to all questions and complaints within a 72-hour period during construction and within two weeks post-construction (Mitigation Measure L-1a, Construction liaison – Property owners). The updates shall be: (1) mailed to all property owners within 300 feet of all approved ROW segments, construction-related work areas, and substation sites; (2) placed in local newspapers; and, (3) posted on the Project’s Internet website (Mitigation Measure L-1b). *L-2a Construction plan provisions – Non-residential property owners. SCE shall incorporate provisions into its construction plans and schedules to minimize the length of time that construction-related activities occur in areas actively used for non-residential purposes, such as commercial and service uses, industrial uses, public/special uses, and educational facilities. SCE shall ensure that all affected non-residential property owners within 300 feet of the ROW are always provided with at least one point of vehicular (passenger car and truck) and pedestrian access to their respective properties throughout all phases of construction. Immediately following the completion of construction, SCE shall ensure that all affected non-residential properties and uses affected by construction outside of the ROW are fully restored to their pre-construction conditions. *L-2b Aircraft flight path and safety provisions and consultations. Prior to construction, SCE shall consult with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and ensure the filing of all forms and associated specifications per the requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Title 14, Part 77. In addition, prior to the start of construction, SCE shall consult with all affected Airport Land Use Commissions (or their alternative process) and the FS to ensure that construction, operation, and maintenance of the Project does not conflict with local aircraft operations or associated safety provisions. *L-4 Consult with federal, State, and local agencies. Prior to construction, SCE shall consult with all federal, State, and local agencies, including local agency consortiums and lessees responsible for the management and administration of property on federal lands, having jurisdiction and/or management responsibility over lands within one-half mile of the Project’s ROW and ancillary facilities to minimize permanent restrictions or preclusions of their land management practices. The SCE shall additionally ensure that a liaison to these agencies is available for the operational life of the Project to address and reconcile any future potential conflicts with land management practices. SCE will provide affected agencies with the name and contact information of the liaison and update that contact information as necessary.
    te that contact information as necessary.   +
  • *Link 14 crosses an open pit gravel opera
    *Link 14 crosses an open pit gravel operation. Potential impacts would be mitigated during construction by coordinating with the owner/operator to avoid critical mining periods and high volume earth-moving days. Operational mitigation would include spanning the mine. *The line will be located to minimize the disruption of any active mining operations. Individual Ttransmission towers will not be sited on nor straddle the mapped traces of any known fault that has been designated active or potentially active. In areas where known faults are present, the Holder5 will visually check the tower site area before clearing, and will check the tower footing holes for any trace of a previously unmapped fault. If manifestations of a fault are found, construction will immediately stop at that site and the Holder will consult with the Holder’s Geologist and the BLM Authorized Officer. The Holder’s Geologist and the BLM Authorized Officer will determine if it is a fault trace and if so, will ascertain if it is active, potentially active, or inactive.
    active, potentially active, or inactive.   +
  • *Ormat would inventory and monitor existi
    *Ormat would inventory and monitor existing wells in the geothermal leases to determine their suitability for use as monitor wells. Where necessary, monitor wells would be installed at appropriate locations and depths to monitor geothermal exploration drilling. *Ormat would collect standard aquifer test data during and after well testing from completed cased wells. Data collection would include but not be limited to static water levels, well drawdown, and other data that characterizes the aquifer(s) and that can be used to predict future scenarios as well as determine boundary affects. The data collection applies to both unconfined and confined aquifers. *Ormat would collect baseline hydrologic data from both geothermal lease units. Data would include ground and surface water temperature, chemistry, groundwater elevations, and surface water flows (springs). Data would be collected to support and expand upon the required hydrologic monitoring program.
    e required hydrologic monitoring program.   +
  • *PSU-1a Revise SCE’s Fire Management Plan
    *PSU-1a Revise SCE’s Fire Management Plan. Appendix D of the Proponent’s Environmental Assessment (PEA) includes the Transmission Line Project Fire Plan to reduce the risk of igniting a fire during construction and operation as well as controlling the spread of a fire should one occur. The Plan shall be revised with the following provisions and submitted to the CPUC and FS no less than 60 days prior to construction: **The Smoking and Fire Rules require the Constructor to designate smoking areas “...in a barren area or in an area cleared to mineral soil at least three feet in diameter.” SCE shall revise the Plan to mandate that these smoking areas are located at a radius of at least 50 feet from all hazardous material, gas and oil storage areas, and equipment service areas. **In Section 1.6 of the Fire Plan, Precautions in Areas of Fire Hazards, SCE shall designate Critical Protection Sites. In particular, these sites will be areas associated with dry habitats, chaparral vegetation, inhabited property, and a considerable history of wildfires. Designations of these sites inform construction crews of the need for the precautions noted in Section 1.6, which include the following: prohibit smoking on the jobsite; require the use of spark arrestors on equipment exhaust; designation of a Fire Patrolperson whose responsibility shall be solely to monitor the Constructor’s fire prevention activities; require portable firefighting equipment, shovels, axes, and other necessary firefighting equipment; and observe all other precautionary measures that may be ordered by the FS, Division of Forestry of the State, and County Fire Departments. * PSU-1b Review of construction methods by county fire departments. SCE shall coordinate with the Kern, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino County Fire Departments to review the specific construction methods and equipment, and identify any additional requirements that will minimize the potential for wildfires. Prior to construction, SCE shall include documentation of this coordination in the Transmission Line Project Fire Plan, and submit the Plan to the CPUC, FS (for NFS lands), and the county fire departments no less than 60 days prior to the start of construction, such as the following: **Any motor, engine, welding equipment, cutting torch, grinding device or equipment from which a spark, fire, or flame may originate shall not be used without first: (a) clearing away all flammable material for a distance of 10 feet, and (b) having on hand a round-point shovel with an overall length of not less than 46 inches and a fire extinguisher or water-filled backpack pump fully equipped and ready to use. This does not apply to power saws and other portable tools powered by a gasoline-fueled internal combustion engine (see next bullet). **Any portable gasoline-powered tool (chainsaws, etc.) shall not be used within 25 feet of any flammable materials without providing one round-point shovel with an overall length of not less than 46 inches or a fire extinguisher having a minimum rating of 2-BC. The fire tools must be unobstructed and within 25 feet of the tool operation at all times. Motor vehicles shall not be parked or operated outside of cleared work areas except for the specific purpose of clearing vegetation. *PSU-1c Practice safe welding procedures. SCE shall select a welding site that is free of native combustible material and/or clear the site of such material to minimize the fire hazard. All welding on supporting structures shall be performed during fabrication of the structures at the fabricator’s yard, to the extent practicable. *PSU-1d Fire preventive construction equipment requirements. SCE shall meet the following requirements for gasoline, diesel, or other hydrocarbon fuel-powered equipment prior to construction: ** The exhausts of all equipment powered by gasoline, diesel, or other hydrocarbon fuel shall be equipped with effective spark arrestors. **The spark arrestor shall be designed to prevent the escape from the exhaust of carbon or other flammable particles over 0.0232 inches. Motor trucks, truck tractors, buses, and passenger vehicles (except motorcycles) shall not be subject to this provision if their exhaust systems are equipped with mufflers. **All welding rigs shall be equipped with a minimum of one 20-pound or two 10-pound fire extinguishers, and a minimum of five gallons of water in a fire-fighting apparatus. *PSU-4 Notification of utility service interruption. Prior to Project construction in which a utility service interruption is known to be unavoidable, SCE shall notify members of the public, the jurisdiction, and the service providers that would be affected by the planned outage by mail. SCE shall also publish notice in a newspaper of local jurisdiction. The notice shall specify the estimated duration of the planned outage, and shall be published no less than seven days prior to the outage. Copies of notices and dates of public notification shall be provided by SCE to the CPUC and FS (NFS lands) no later than 30 days following notification. *PSU-5 Notification of public service interruption. Prior to the start of construction activities that would restrict access to a maintenance yard, SCE shall notify the Los Angeles County Public Works Department of the service locations to be affected and the duration of restricted activities at each site, and coordinate in order to avoid multiple or extended disruptions. Documentation of coordination efforts shall be completed and submitted to the CPUC and FS (NFS lands) upon request. *PSU-9 Recycle construction waste. SCE shall recycle a minimum of 50 percent of the waste generated during construction activities along the entire Project route. Following the completion of construction activities, SCE shall submit documentation to the CPUC and FS verifying the recycling of 50 percent of generated Project waste. *B-1b Implement a Worker Environmental Awareness Program. A Worker Environmental Awareness Program (WEAP) shall be implemented for construction crews by a qualified biologist(s) provided by SCE, where concurrence has been provided by the CPUC/FS prior to the commencement of construction activities. Training materials and briefings shall include but not be limited to: discussion of the Federal and State Endangered Species Acts, Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act; the consequences of non-compliance with these acts; identification and values of plant and wildlife species and significant natural plant community habitats; fire protection measures; sensitivities of working on NFS lands and identification of FS sensitive species; hazardous substance spill prevention and containment measures; a contact person in the event of the discovery of dead or injured wildlife; and review of mitigation requirements.
    e; and review of mitigation requirements.   +
  • *Prior to construction and all surface di
    *Prior to construction and all surface disturbing activities, the Holder, shall have conducted and submitted for approval by the Authorized Officer an inventory of cultural resources within the project’s APE. The nature and extent of this inventory shall be determined by the Authorized Officer in consultation with *As part of the inventory, the Holder shall conduct field surveys of sufficient nature and extent to identify cultural resources that would be affected by tower pad construction, access road installation, and transmission line construction and operation. At a minimum, field surveys shall be conducted along newly proposed access roads, new construction yards, and any other projected impact areas outside of the previously surveyed corridor. Site- specific field surveys also shall be undertaken at all projected areas of impact within the previously surveyed corridor that coincide with previously recorded cultural resource locations. The selected right-of-way shall be staked prior to the cultural resource field surveys. (BLM B-9.2) *As part of the inventory report, the Holder shall evaluate the significance of all affected cultural resources and provide recommendations with regard to their eligibility for the NRHP. Determinations of NRHP eligibility will be made by the Authorized Officer in consultation with the appropriate SHPO. (BLM B-9.3) *Upon approval of the inventory report by the Authorized Officer, the Holder shall prepare and submit for approval a cultural resource treatment plan for NRHP-eligible cultural resources to mitigate identified impacts. Avoidance, recordation, and data recovery will be used as mitigation alternatives. (BLM B-9.4) *The Authorized Officer may require the relocation of the line, ancillary facilities, or temporary facilities or work areas, if any, where relocation would avoid or reduce damage to cultural resource values. (BLM B-9.5) *If avoidance of specific cultural resources is not feasible, treatment shall be carried out as determined by the Authorized Officer in consultation with the appropriate SHPO. (BLM B-9.6) *When necessary to relocate the proposed line, ancillary facilities, temporary facilities, or work areas as a result of inventory, onsite avoidance decisions, or the Holder’s approved request for relocation, the Holder shall inventory the proposed new locations for cultural resources and provide inventory results to the Authorized Officer prior to construction. Any mitigation deemed necessary by the Authorized Officer shall be completed prior to undertaking any surface disturbing activities. (BLM B-9.7) *All cultural resource work undertaken by the Holder on public lands shall be carried out by qualified professionals designated on a currently valid Cultural Resource Use Permit for the appropriate State. (BLM B-9.8) *Notices to proceed will be issued following completion, and approval by the Authorized Officer, of any fieldwork determined necessary through the inventory, evaluation, and consultation process described above. (BLM B-9.9) *Vehicles and equipment shall be confined and operated only within areas specified by the Authorized Officer. (BLM B-9.10) *Unauthorized collection of artifacts or other cultural materials on or off the right-of-way by the Holder, his repre- sentatives, or employees will not be allowed. Violators will be subject to prosecution under the appropriate State and federal laws. Unauthorized collection may constitute grounds for the issuance of a stop work order. (BLM B-9.11) *Impacts to significant paleontological resources will be mitigated by conducting a preconstruction survey in areas of high or undetermined paleontological sensitivity to identify and collect surface specimens that could be affected by project construction. Paleontological monitoring of earth-disturbing construction activities and salvage of significant specimens will occur in project areas of high sensitivity. (SCE) *Vehicular travel must be on established roads to the maximum extent practicable. Any off-road vehicle use should be strongly discouraged. This will benefit many of the species covered by the [Coachella Valley Multiple Species Habitat Conservation] plan. (SCE) *Access – To the maximum extent possible, access for transmission line construction and maintenance should occur from public roads and designated routes. (SCE) *Each major rainstorm as access permits. For the purpose of this measure, a major rainstorm is defined as any singular storm where the total precipitation exceeds the arithmetic mean for similar events in the area and results in flooding. Examples include cloudbursts (high quantity, short duration) or storms where *Erosion control and hazardous material plans will be incorporated into the construction bidding specifications to ensure compliance. (BLM B-4.3) *Cut and fill slopes will be minimized by a combination of benching and following natural topography where possible. (BLM B-4.9) *New access roads and soil disturbance will be avoided or minimized in all areas designated as having high erosion hazards or potential slope instability. If the Authorized Officer, after consultation and review of alternatives (including helicopter or helicopter assisted construction), deems the proposed new access road feasible, design plans must be submitted for approval, in writing, prior to construction. (BLM B-3.1. Note: Text here omits references to specific figures and maps in the original (1987-88) DEIR and DEIS.) *New access roads, which are required, will be designed to minimize ground disturbance from grading. They will follow natural ground contours as closely as possible and include specific features for road drainage, including water bars on slopes over 25 percent. Other measures could include drainage dips, side ditches, slope drains, and velocity reducers. Where temporary crossings are constructed, the crossings will be restored and repaired as soon as possible after completion of the discrete action associated with construction of the line in the area. (BLM B-3.2) *New access road construction will be kept to a minimum.
    d construction will be kept to a minimum.   +
  • *Prior to construction and all surface di
    *Prior to construction and all surface disturbing activities, the Holder, shall have conducted and submitted for approval by the Authorized Officer an inventory of cultural resources within the project’s APE. The nature and extent of this inventory shall be determined by the Authorized Officer in consultation with *As part of the inventory, the Holder shall conduct field surveys of sufficient nature and extent to identify cultural resources that would be affected by tower pad construction, access road installation, and transmission line construction and operation. At a minimum, field surveys shall be conducted along newly proposed access roads, new construction yards, and any other projected impact areas outside of the previously surveyed corridor. Site- specific field surveys also shall be undertaken at all projected areas of impact within the previously surveyed corridor that coincide with previously recorded cultural resource locations. The selected right-of-way shall be staked prior to the cultural resource field surveys. (BLM B-9.2) *As part of the inventory report, the Holder shall evaluate the significance of all affected cultural resources and provide recommendations with regard to their eligibility for the NRHP. Determinations of NRHP eligibility will be made by the Authorized Officer in consultation with the appropriate SHPO. (BLM B-9.3) *Upon approval of the inventory report by the Authorized Officer, the Holder shall prepare and submit for approval a cultural resource treatment plan for NRHP-eligible cultural resources to mitigate identified impacts. Avoidance, recordation, and data recovery will be used as mitigation alternatives. (BLM B-9.4) *The Authorized Officer may require the relocation of the line, ancillary facilities, or temporary facilities or work areas, if any, where relocation would avoid or reduce damage to cultural resource values. (BLM B-9.5) *If avoidance of specific cultural resources is not feasible, treatment shall be carried out as determined by the Authorized Officer in consultation with the appropriate SHPO. (BLM B-9.6) *When necessary to relocate the proposed line, ancillary facilities, temporary facilities, or work areas as a result of inventory, onsite avoidance decisions, or the Holder’s approved request for relocation, the Holder shall inventory the proposed new locations for cultural resources and provide inventory results to the Authorized Officer prior to construction. Any mitigation deemed necessary by the Authorized Officer shall be completed prior to undertaking any surface disturbing activities. (BLM B-9.7) *All cultural resource work undertaken by the Holder on public lands shall be carried out by qualified professionals designated on a currently valid Cultural Resource Use Permit for the appropriate State. (BLM B-9.8) *Notices to proceed will be issued following completion, and approval by the Authorized Officer, of any fieldwork determined necessary through the inventory, evaluation, and consultation process described above. (BLM B-9.9) *Vehicles and equipment shall be confined and operated only within areas specified by the Authorized Officer. (BLM B-9.10) *Unauthorized collection of artifacts or other cultural materials on or off the right-of-way by the Holder, his repre- sentatives, or employees will not be allowed. Violators will be subject to prosecution under the appropriate State and federal laws. Unauthorized collection may constitute grounds for the issuance of a stop work order. (BLM B-9.11) *Impacts to significant paleontological resources will be mitigated by conducting a preconstruction survey in areas of high or undetermined paleontological sensitivity to identify and collect surface specimens that could be affected by project construction. Paleontological monitoring of earth-disturbing construction activities and salvage of significant specimens will occur in project areas of high sensitivity. (SCE) *Vehicular travel must be on established roads to the maximum extent practicable. Any off-road vehicle use should be strongly discouraged. This will benefit many of the species covered by the [Coachella Valley Multiple Species Habitat Conservation] plan. (SCE) *Access – To the maximum extent possible, access for transmission line construction and maintenance should occur from public roads and designated routes. (SCE) *each major rainstorm as access permits. For the purpose of this measure, a major rainstorm is defined as any singular storm where the total precipitation exceeds the arithmetic mean for similar events in the area and results in flooding. Examples include cloudbursts (high quantity, short duration) or storms where *Erosion control and hazardous material plans will be incorporated into the construction bidding specifications to ensure compliance. (BLM B-4.3) *Cut and fill slopes will be minimized by a combination of benching and following natural topography where possible. (BLM B-4.9) *New access roads and soil disturbance will be avoided or minimized in all areas designated as having high erosion hazards or potential slope instability. If the Authorized Officer, after consultation and review of alternatives (including helicopter or helicopter assisted construction), deems the proposed new access road feasible, design plans must be submitted for approval, in writing, prior to construction. (BLM B-3.1. Note: Text here omits references to specific figures and maps in the original (1987-88) DEIR and DEIS.) *New access roads, which are required, will be designed to minimize ground disturbance from grading. They will follow natural ground contours as closely as possible and include specific features for road drainage, including water bars on slopes over 25 percent. Other measures could include drainage dips, side ditches, slope drains, and velocity reducers. Where temporary crossings are constructed, the crossings will be restored and repaired as soon as possible after completion of the discrete action associated with construction of the line in the area. (BLM B-3.2) *New access road construction will be kept to a minimum.
    d construction will be kept to a minimum.   +
  • *Should operations be proposed which woul
    *Should operations be proposed which would result in potential conflict between the two parties, the BLM would attempt to assist the two parties to reduce or eliminate the conflict. *Relocating well sites and access routes in the project area could create the same surface conflicts with locatable mining claim exploration activities. However, Ormat and the mining claimant or operator would negotiate to reduce or eliminate conflicts that may arise from any relocated geothermal activity.
    e from any relocated geothermal activity.   +
  • *The quality of selected ground water wel
    *The quality of selected ground water wells would continue to be monitored to determine if the injection of geothermal fluids may be impacting the levels of geothermal fluid components in the produced waters. Ground water wells to be monitored would include some of those within the unit area with high total dissolved solids, as well as other existing or new ground water wells close to the geothermal operations area. Final design and implementation of the ground water quality monitoring program would occur before the commencement of geothermal production and injection operations. *In the case negative affects (increasing levels of geothermal fluid components) are recorded by the monitoring program, NGP would work with the BLM, NDOM, NDEP and the Nevada State Water Engineer to adjust geothermal fluid production or injection to remove or minimize negative affects to ground water wells or the geothermal resource. *NGP would also monitor produced geothermal fluids, and within 30 days of NGP’s receipt of produced water analytical laboratory result(s), the BLM would be provided with a copy of the laboratory result(s). A map or written description of the sample collection point(s) would accompany the result(s).
    n point(s) would accompany the result(s).   +
  • *VEG-10: All timber and other vegetative resources to be sold or removed from federal lands will be appraised and sold at the appraised value.   +
  • *VIS-15: If Alternative 7K is selected, Natina stain (or an equivalent product) will be applied to towers (including lattice towers) placed on NFS lands within the Sawtooth NF to reduce visual effects at the middleground level.   +
  • *VPC would adhere to general geothermal l
    *VPC would adhere to general geothermal lease stipulations for geothermal developers to address the potential impacts involved with transport, use, and disposal of hazardous materials, including the development and implementation of an emergency response plan. * VPC would comply with all local, state, and federal regulations regarding the use, transport, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials and wastes. Wastes considered hazardous by the State of Nevada would be transported and disposed of according to applicable federal, state, and local regulations. * Operation of the geothermal facilities would comply with all local, state, and federal regulations regarding the use, transport, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials and wastes and therefore minimize impacts to the environment
    efore minimize impacts to the environment   +
  • *WILD-12: The Proponents will annually do
    *WILD-12: The Proponents will annually document the presence and location of large stick nests on any towers constructed as a result of this Project. Nests will be categorized to species or species group (raptors or ravens), to the extent possible. This would begin following the first year of construction through year 10 of operations. Results would be provided annually to the applicable land-management agency and to the USFWS.
    land-management agency and to the USFWS.   +
  • *Wells would be grouted and cased so that
    *Wells would be grouted and cased so that flood water could not penetrate if well pads are inundated. *A hydrologic evaluation and monitoring plan would be submitted to the BLM for approval prior to drilling and implemented once approved. *Monitor flow and pressure of pipelines and well pumps. *Install pipeline valve shutdown features. *Piping would be routinely maintained to ensure reliability and integrity, and would be predominantly located above ground, so that leaks, if any, can be visually identified more quickly than with buried piping. *Engineer and construct pipes to current industry standards to handle anticipated temperature, pressure, and corrosion potential of the fluids being transmitted. *Condensate “pots” would be installed in numerous locations under each new production pipeline to minimize the chance for inadvertent leaking of geothermal fluid from the pipelines into area soils. *A BLM-approved grouting and casing program for well construction would be implemented to prevent water quality effects on groundwater during or after well installation. *Borehole geophysics analyses (cement bond logs) would be conducted to document that well-casing grouting activities provide an effective seal, isolating the geothermal aquifer from shallow alluvial aquifers.
    l aquifer from shallow alluvial aquifers.   +
  • 1) Containment berms shall be constructed
    1) Containment berms shall be constructed around all hazardous or potentially hazardous materials storage areas. Containment berms shall be 110 percent of storage volume. 2) A Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan (SPCC) shall be prepared and kept on-site during construction and operation. The plans shall identify equipment and procedures used for containment and recovery of accidental spills.
    ainment and recovery of accidental spills.  +
  • 1) Monitoring and treatment of the parking
    1) Monitoring and treatment of the parking lot and access roads for invasive, non-native species shall be required for the duration of exploration. Any weeds found in the roads or parking lot would be removed completely and discarded in an appropriate manner
    ely and discarded in an appropriate manner  +
  • 1) Noise screening would be used during dr
    1) Noise screening would be used during drilling to reduce noise heard by sensitive receptors. All equipment used shall have the appropriate mufflers and noise abatement equipment necessary. A temporary noise wall shall be installed around the drilling pad. The wall shall not be greater in height than the base of the drill rig to minimize visual impacts. The wall shall be removed after drilling is complete. All neighboring properties shall be informed in writing of the proposed drilling schedule and estimated noise levels 30 days prior to commencing drilling operations. The notification shall also include the name and number of a contact person who shall receive noise complaints and respond to any local complaints about drilling or construction noise. In the event of a complaint, the contact shall determine the cause of the noise complaint and institute reasonable measures warranted to correct the problem. 2) Power plant, pipeline, and electrical interconnect construction shall only occur between 7:00 a.m. and dusk. All neighboring properties shall be informed in writing of the proposed drilling schedule and estimated noise levels 30 days prior to commencing drilling operations. The notification shall also include the name and number of a contact person who shall receive noise complaints and respond to any local complaints about drilling or construction noise. 3) In the event of a complaint, the contact shall determine the cause of the noise complaint and institute reasonable measures warranted to correct the problem.
    measures warranted to correct the problem.  +
  • 1) Prior to ground disturbance, any dry so
    1) Prior to ground disturbance, any dry soils shall be watered to reduce fugitive dust emissions. Soils shall be monitored and continued to be watered throughout the project if dust begins to generate. Other measures that shall be implemented to minimize dust include: • Application of asphalt, oil, water, or suitable chemicals on dirt roads, material stockpiles, and other surfaces which can give rise to airborne dust • Use of water, chemicals, venting, or other precautions to prevent particulate matter from becoming airborne in handling dusty materials to open stockpiles and mobile equipment • Maintenance of roadways in a clean condition 2) Hydrogen sulfide concentrations in the air shall be monitored at the drill site during drilling and flow testing. H2S concentrations in the produced geothermal fluid and preliminary flow will be measured during the flow test. If these measurements suggest that the H2S emissions approach 10 ppm for an 8 hour day, a chemical abatement (such as NaOH) standard for the geothermal industry will be injected into the discharge line to abate the gas. A trailer-mounted abatement skid with a storage tank for NaOH, a pump, and appropriate monitoring equipment shall be kept on site. The discharge line shall be appropriately valued to provide for abatement at any time if needed. Personnel on site during periods of possible well discharge will be trained in the use of masks and air tanks and shall wear H2S monitors at all times.
    and shall wear H2S monitors at all times.  +
  • 1) Temporary safety fencing during constru
    1) Temporary safety fencing during construction or repairs to restrict or prevent public access to active on-site construction materials or chemicals. 2) Safety signage, placed as appropriate along the construction corridor during construction or repairs, to warn of risks associated with on-site construction materials and outline measures to be taken to ensure safe use of facilities near construction areas and avoidance of construction materials. 3) Safety plan, developed by OIT prior to project commencement, will include appropriate methods (i.e. Best Management Practices) and approved combustion prevention and response practices for pentane. The plan will insure that all fire hazards (i.e. sparkinducing activities such as welding, and improperly disposed cigarettes) are kept away from the pentane storage tank. 4) The following fire prevention measures would be implemented during construction: • Fire extinguishers and shovels will be available on-site. • All brush build-up around mufflers, radiators, and other engine parts must be avoided; periodic checks must be conducted to prevent this build-up. • Smoking would only be allowed in designated smoking areas; all cigarette butts would be placed in appropriate containers and not thrown on the ground or out windows of vehicles. • Cooking, campfires, or fires of any kind would not be allowed. • Portable generators used in the Project Area would be required to have spark arresters. 5) A fire break of at least 15 feet will be constructed between the pentane storage tank and any vegetation, landscaping or combustible materials.
    ion, landscaping or combustible materials.  +
  • 1) Topsoil shall be stockpiled and covered to minimize erosion. Topsoil shall be reapplied to the surface after completion of construction, as appropriate  +
  • 1. The applicant shall not engage in any c
    1. The applicant shall not engage in any conduct or activity that allows a “take” (i.e. harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect) of any wildlife. Any “take” or wildlife problems are to be reported to the BLM. All wildlife is to be appreciated and given their space to carry out their biological/ecological activities. 2. The applicant is to avoid/minimize any undue or significant impacts to the habitat that will degrade or reduce the function and availability of food, cover, water and space. If habitat is degraded by activities, the applicant is to inform the BLM so that possible mitigation measures can be developed to rehabilitate the site. 3. The applicant is to avoid/minimize impacts to all burrows and washes as much as practical to conduct operations. Washes should be crossed perpendicular to the channel as much as possible. 4. All operations are to be in conformance with the stipulations / mitigation measures identified within the December 2008 Oil and Gas Stipulations and Notices for the Fillmore Field Office. They can be reviewed in their entirety within the Appendices of the Environmental Assessment. 5. All operations are to in conformance with the Surface Operating Standards and Guidelines for Oil and Gas Exploration and Development 2007 (The Gold Book). They can be reviewed in their entirety within the Appendices of the Environmental Assessment. 6. The migratory bird season extends from May 15 thru July 15. Preferably, operations would occur outside these dates from July 16 thru May 14. If operations occur during the migratory bird season, pre-activity bird surveys are to be conducted by a qualified biologist for nesting individuals. If an active nest is identified, a 200 ft. no-activity buffer is to be established for the nest site until young have fledged and/or the nest becomes non-active. 7. Raptor spatial and temporal protection measures have been established for all raptors that can be found within this region. Generally the spatial buffer is 0.5 miles and extends from Jan. 1 – August 1 for golden eagles and from March 1 – August 1 for Ferruginous hawks. Smaller species such as burrowing owls and short-eared owls require a 0.25 mile buffer and extends from March 1 – August 31. A copy of the “Best Management Practices for Raptors and Their Associated Habitats in Utah” is attached. If operations are to occur within these periods, surveys are to be conducted by a qualified biologist to determine if the nest active and establish the appropriate spatial and temporal buffers. 8. All lighting is to be minimized and directed downward. Insects are attracted to lighting sources which further attracts bats. If any bat mortalities occur, the applicant is to contact and report to the BLM wildlife biologist. 9. If any fence structures are constructed to protect will heads, structures are to be designed to deter any raptor perching. 10. If new extraordinary circumstances (i.e. federal species listings, new information) or other direct and indirect impacts are identified or become apparent during the exploration activities, timeframes and levels of activity may need to be reviewed and possibly adjusted accordingly.
    eviewed and possibly adjusted accordingly.  +
  • 1. A condition from the Wildhorse Developm
    1. A condition from the Wildhorse Development Project has been incorporated into the proposed action to further protect cultural resources. The condition requires placing the following note on all construction plans and providing the language to all contractors and superintendents on the job site: “Should any previously unknown historic or prehistoric resources, including but not limited to charcoal, obsidian or chert flakes, grinding bowls, shell fragments, bone, pockets of dark, friable soils, glass, metal, ceramics, wood or similar debris, be discovered during grading, trenching or other on-site excavation, earthwork in the vicinity of the find shall cease, and the County of Sonoma Permit and Resource Management Department (PRMD) staff shall be notified so that the find can be evaluated by a qualified archaeologist (i.e., an archaeologist registered with the Society of Professional Archaeologists). When contacted, a member of PRMD Project Review staff and the archaeologist shall visit the site to determine the extent of the resources and to develop proper mitigation measures required for the discovery. No earthwork in the vicinity of the find shall commence until a mitigation plan is approved and completed subject to the review and approval of the archaeologist and Project Review staff” 2. A qualified archaeological monitor will be present during pipeline construction along all of West Squaw Creek Road to the tie-in location to ensure that no construction activities occur outside of the existing disturbed road shoulder and to monitor for cultural materials during construction. If a resource is found during construction, the monitor shall have the authority to stop construction until it can be further evaluated. The pipeline would be installed above-ground on stanchions, such that ground disturbance is already minimized to only the stanchion foundations. Any resource found would be avoided by spanning over the resource and/or moving the pipeline to avoid any resource.
    moving the pipeline to avoid any resource.  +
  • 1. Construction staging areas will not be
    1. Construction staging areas will not be placed within 500 feet of residences. 2. Cover all trucks hauling soil, sand, and other loose materials or require all trucks to maintain at least 2 feet of freeboard, which is the distance from the top of the truck bed and the material being hauled. 3. Sweep streets of visible soil material carried onto adjacent paved public streets. Mobile and Stationary Source Controls: *Reduce construction-related trips of workers and equipment, and unnecessary idling from heavy equipment. *Prohibit any tampering with engines to increase horsepower, and require continuing adherence to manufacturer's recommendations. *If practicable, lease new, clean equipment meeting the most stringent of applicable Federal or State Standards. *Require low sulfur diesel fuel (15 parts per million), if available. *Locate diesel engines, motors, and equipment as far as possible from residential areas and sensitive receptors (schools, daycare centers, and hospitals). Air Quality 1. Project activities would be in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations concerning prevention and control of air pollution during construction and operation. 2. NV Energy and/or the construction contractor would obtain necessary air quality (i.e., fugitive dust control) permits before starting construction or operating equipment that would result in regulated atmospheric or fugitive dust emissions. 3. Project personnel would be required to implement measures to minimize fugitive dust emissions from construction activities. To accomplish this, the following measures would be implemented: *For the duration of construction activities, actively disturbed areas would be stabilized through the use of water or BLM approved chemical dust suppressants as required to meet dust control plans and permits issued by state and local regulators. Disturbed areas, including soil storage piles, would be maintained and stabilized as appropriate to minimize fugitive dust emissions. Active stabilization may not be required if local conditions (i.e., soil moisture, natural crusting, low winds) are adequately maintaining ambient air impacts within parameters of the dust control permit and plan. *Bulk soil material stored onsite that is a possible fugitive dust source would be actively wetted, compacted, contoured, protected by wind breaks, controlled with BLM approved chemical suppressants or a combination of these practices as needed, to minimize ambient impacts. *Fugitive dust emissions would be minimized by enforcing construction vehicle speed limits on dirt/gravel roads and a combination of active and passive dust suppression measures, including: *Unpaved roads and yards onsite (substations) and within the authorized ROWs would be watered as necessary when being used. If dust suppressants other than water were to be proposed by the construction contractor, it would require prior approval by the BLM and possible NEPA analysis. *Combustion emissions from mobile sources would be minimized by proper maintenance and tune-up of equipment.
    oper maintenance and tune-up of equipment.  +
  • 1. Devegetated areas would be watered or o
    1. Devegetated areas would be watered or other methods would be employed to entrain dust, in order to minimize any adverse impacts from particulate matter emissions during ground disturbance, including asbestiform minerals. 2. Painting of the steam pipelines and supports would conform to NSCAPCD Rule 485 for use of compliant architectural coatings. 3. The Asbestos Air Toxic Control Measure for construction, grading, quarrying and surface mining as approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) would be implemented to avoid adverse effects associated with the emissions of serpentine/asbestiform minerals. 4. All conditions of the ATC and temporary PTO from the NSCAPCD would be implemented. 5. H2S control would be accomplished through the installation of a NSCAPCD approved chemical abatement system 6. Calpine will implement all measures required in the Authority to Construct and Permit to Operate permits issued by the NSCAPCD (included in Appendix D of this EA). 7. Calpine will notify the NSCAPCD 24 hours prior to initiating any planned venting operations until such time that an emissions release protocol governing emissions and notifications for such operations is prepared and provided to the NSCDAPCD
    s is prepared and provided to the NSCDAPCD  +
  • 1. Ensure that soils are salvaged and ther
    1. Ensure that soils are salvaged and there is placement of growth medium on sites ready for immediate reclamation to minimize the need for stockpiling the material. The underlying subsoil material will remain in place or be used elsewhere. 2. Design access roads to fit the terrain by avoiding unstable slopes and highly erodible conditions to the extent practicable to protect soils and prevent excessive sedimentation. These protective measures include, but are not limited to, mulch, matting, or slope length shortening. 3. Where soils are wet (i.e., when heavy equipment creates ruts in excess of 4 inches deep over a distance of 100 feet or more), construction, operation, and maintenance activities will be conducted in a manner so as to properly support construction or maintenance equipment. This standard will not apply in areas with silty soils, which easily form depressions even in dry weather. Where the soil is deemed too wet by the BLM authorized officer or his/or her agent (identified in the Notice to Proceed), one or more of the following measures will apply: *Re-route all construction or maintenance activities around the wet areas so long as the route does not cross into sensitive resource areas. *If wet areas cannot be avoided, implement BMPs for use in these areas during construction and improvement of access roads, and their subsequent reclamation. This includes use of wide-track or balloon-tire vehicles and equipment, or other weight dispersing systems approved by the appropriate resource agencies. It also may include use of geotextile cushions, pre-fabricated equipment pads, and other materials to minimize damage to the substrate where determined necessary by resource specialists. *Limit access of construction equipment to the minimum amount feasible, remove and separate topsoil in wet or saturated areas, and stabilize subsurface soils with a combination of one or more of the following: grading to dewater problem areas, weight dispersion mats, and erosion control measures such as surface filling and back-dragging. After construction is complete, re-grade and re-contour the area, replace topsoil, and reseed to achieve the required plant densities. 4. Vegetation will be cleared and the construction ROW will be graded only to the extent necessary. Vegetation within the ROW will be cut or scraped at or near the ground level. Except for the area to be excavated, the vegetative root system and subsurface soils will be left intact to the greatest extent practicable. This will help stabilize the soils within the ROW during construction. ROW boundaries will be clearly staked or flagged and no disturbances are allowed beyond the limits. The right-of-way holder will avoid construction related surface disturbance (e.g., temporary stage areas, wire-pulling sites, etc.) in areas of Geta soils to minimize disturbance within these highly productive soils for range forage. Erosion and Sediment Control 1. Planting of native grasses, forbs, trees, or shrubs beneficial to wildlife, or placing of riprap and other materials as appropriate, would be used to prevent and minimize the potential for erosion and siltation during construction of project facilities and during the period needed to reestablish permanent vegetative cover on disturbed sites. Sediment fences would be used where appropriate to limit wind and water erosion, and application of water or chemical suppressants, as approved by BLM, would be used in disturbed areas during construction to limit wind erosion. 2. Final erosion control and site restoration measures would be initiated as soon as practical after a particular area is no longer needed for construction, stockpiling, or access. Clearing schedules would be arranged to minimize exposure of soils. 3. Cuts and fills for access roads and work areas would be sloped to prevent erosion and to facilitate revegetation. 4. Where appropriate (i.e., adjacent to sensitive areas or resources), signs would be placed along access roads to discourage off-road vehicle use and project personnel from driving into unauthorized adjacent areas. 5. Borrow areas would be contoured and shaped during rehabilitation to carry the natural contour of adjacent undisturbed terrain into the borrow area. 6. Soil or rock stockpiles, excavated materials, or excess soil materials would not be placed near sensitive habitats, including perennial, intermittent, and ephemeral drainage channels, where they may erode into these habitats or be washed away by high water or storm runoff. Long-term soil stockpiles would be revegetated to prevent wind and water erosion. 7. Treading on areas not immediately involved in project construction activities would be avoided to reduce potential wind erosion and fugitive dust generated during construction. 8. When excessive soil moisture conditions are present in a construction area, construction activities would be relocated or diverted to drier areas to avoid excessive surface rutting in those areas. If wet areas cannot be avoided weight dispersing systems (i.e., wide-track or balloon tires) or materials to minimize damage (i.e., geotextile cushions, pre-fabricated pads, etc.) to the substrate would be utilized.
    etc.) to the substrate would be utilized.  +
  • 1. Erosion control methods and Best Manage
    1. Erosion control methods and Best Management Practices (BMPs) in accordance with a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) would be utilized (such as certified weed-free straw waddle) to reduce erosion or siltation on or off-site during grading of the well pad and construction of the SRGRP pipeline spur. 2. No water would be released to the surface from the pipeline during testing or operation of the pipeline. 3. A SWPPP would be developed and a Notice of Intent submitted to the California State Water Resources Control Board, prior to grading or construction activities. 4. A Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan (SPCC) would be maintained on-site and implemented to contain incidental drips and/or spills. The plan will identify equipment and procedures used for containment and recovery of accidental spills 5. Contamination during construction along the pipeline corridor would be minimized through containment of any spills before they could be released into stormwater. 6. Containment berms will be constructed around all hazardous material or potentially hazardous material storage for both construction and operation. 7. A drainage system will be installed around the well pad to contain stormwater. 8. BOPE will be installed to minimize blowouts or contamination of the localized shallow aquifer as required by CDOGGR regulations. 9. Calpine will obtain an updated Waste Discharge Order that will address injection of effluent and condensate into the EGS wells. Calpine will submit injection reports to CDOGGR. Injection of water and disposal of waste discharge due to drilling will comply with all requirements outlined in the permit
    h all requirements outlined in the permit  +
  • 1. Fire hazards would be minimized through
    1. Fire hazards would be minimized through the maintenance of an on-site water supply that can be used to put out any potential fires. Other measures to reduce fire hazards would be implemented and include: *Fire extinguishers and shovels would be available on-site. *All brush build-up around mufflers, radiators, and other engine parts must be avoided; periodic checks must be conducted to prevent this build-up. *Smoking would only be allowed in designated smoking areas; all cigarette butts would be placed in appropriate containers and not thrown on the ground or out windows of vehicles. *Cooking, campfires, or fires of any kind would not be allowed. *Portable generators used in the Project Area would be required to have spark arresters. 2. Existing Calpine health and safety procedures provide plans that address prevention of fires in The Geysers. These plans would be implemented, including: *Fire Prevention Plan (HSP-60) *Hot Work Permit Procedure (No. 145) *The Calpine Geysers Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan 3. Calpine would remove and clear away dry, combustible vegetation from construction sites in the project area that contains substantial forest fire risks and hazards, or are very high fire hazard severity zones as defined by California Division of Forestry and Fire Protection. Grass and other vegetation less than 18 inches in height above the ground may be maintained where necessary to stabilize the soil and prevent erosion. Vehicles would not park in areas where exhaust systems contact combustible materials. Fire extinguishers would be available on the construction site when working in high fire hazard areas to assist in quickly extinguishing any small fires. The Construction Manager would have on site the phone number for the local fire department(s) and would have a phone available when working in high fire hazard areas should additional fire fighting capabilities be required. 4. Calpine would implement the Asbestos Air Toxic Control Measure for construction, grading, quarrying and surface mining as approved by CARB. 5. Workers would wear hearing protection and other personal protection equipment (PPE) as required by the Occupational Health and Safety Organization (OSHA) to prevent injuries. 6. Construction workers would comply with OSHA and CalOSHA asbestos removal worker requirements whenever serpentine rock containing over one percent asbestos is being excavated. 7. Calpine would implement its blowout prevention plan. 8. When cementing jobs are performed, excess cement slurry would be directed to a separate waste tank where it would be chemically retarded for later removal to Calpine’s designated waste management unit.
    alpine’s designated waste management unit.  +
  • 1. Identification of the presence of minor
    1. Identification of the presence of minority and low-income populations and Indian Tribes in areas that may be affected by the action under consideration. 2. Determination of whether the action under consideration would have human health, environmental, or other effects on any population. 3. Determination of whether such environmental, human health or other effects would be disproportionately high and adverse on minority or low-income populations or Indian Tribes. 4. Provision of opportunities for effective community participation in the NEPA process, including identifying potential effects and mitigation measures in consultation with affected communities and improving the accessibility of public meetings, crucial documents, and notices (CEQ 1997). SOCIO-4: If not required by existing regulations or included in the various operations plans to be developed (see Section 2.4), TransWest should develop and implement a plan for on-going communications with local county and municipal governments to inform them of construction schedules and progress, specifically as they relate to the anticipated timing of activity across each spread, or other about other aspects of the Project that could affect local communities and service providers.
    t local communities and service providers.  +