A Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) has been prepared by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) in support of an application to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for incidental take coverage of the federally threatened desert tortoise and the Mohave ground squirrel. Incidental take could occur in association with groundwater remediation activities conducted by PG&E at and near the Hinkley Compressor Station. The Hinkley HCP Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluates the environmental impacts that have the potential to occur as a result of issuing the permit and implementing the HCP.
Hard copies can be requested by contacting the Palm Springs Fish and Wildlife Office at (760) 322-2070, or can be obtained from the following locations during regular business hours.
- Hinkley IRP Manager Office, 36236 Serra Rd., Hinkley, CA 92347
- PG&E Public Outreach Office, 22999 Community Blvd., Hinkley, CA 92347
You can also view copies of the documents during regular business hours at the Barstow Library, located at 304 E Buena Vista Street.
Comments on the HCP and Draft EA will be accepted through January 19, 2018, and can be submitted in writing, by mail or e-mail, to the following addresses.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Attn. Kennon Corey
777 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 208
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Include “Hinkley HCP” in the subject line.
Please feel free to contact the Scott Hoffmann, USFWS, at (760) 322-2070 if you have questions.