Minor Amendment to California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2009-001-03 (ITP) for Suisun Marsh Salinity Control Gates Pilot Study

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Summary

SCH Number
2009012022
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Minor Amendment to California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2009-001-03 (ITP) for Suisun Marsh Salinity Control Gates Pilot Study
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
The discretionary approval by CDFW is the issuance of the ITP amendment identified above. The ongoing operations of the State Water Project in the Delta as approved by the lead agency is expected to result in incidental take and impacts to habitat of longfin smelt (Spirinchus thaleichthys) which is designated as a threatened species under CESA. The amendment to the ITP temporarily modifies the project description to allow operation of the Suisun Marsh Salinity Control Gates (SMSCG) in August 2018 based on the tide (i.e., lowered during flood). Boat locks will also be operation to allow navigation and fish passage. The DWR will collect data (such as zooplankton and water quality), which could be used to assess future operations of the SMSCG. The ITP referenced above as issued and amended by CDFW authorizes incidental take of longfin smelt that may occur as a result of ongoing operations of the State Water project facilities, as is more specifically described in the ITP.

Contact Information
Chad Dibble
Department of Fish and Game
1416 9th St., 12th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

916-653-6956

Location

Cities
Stockton Sacramento
Waterways
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
1416 9th St., 12th Floor, Sacramento, C A95814

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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