Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the California South Coast Study Region

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Summary

SCH Number
2010071012
Lead Agency
Fish and Game Commission (California Fish and Game Commission)
Document Title
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the California South Coast Study Region
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
1/10/2011

Document Description
On December 15, 2010, the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) certified the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR, SCH# 2010071012) for marine protected areas (MPAs) in state waters within the southern California coastal region and adopted a regulatory package implementing those MPAs. The Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) south coast study region, extending from Point Conception (Santa Barbara County) to the U.S.-Mexico border (San Diego County), is the third of five regions in the state to undergo the MLPA planning process. Passed by the California State Legislature in 1999, the MLPA directs the state to redesign its system of MPAs to function as a more cohesive and effective network to protect marine life and habitat. Rather than designing and implementing regulations for MPA network for the entire state at one time, the MLPA planning and implementation process has been broken down into a series of independent regional processes across five geographically defined study regions. Once implemented, the south coast MPAs will join the MPAs currently in place for the central and north central coast study regions, to form a network ranging from the California border with Mexico, to Alder Creek near Point Area in Mendocino County. The Commission will receive recommendations for the north coast study regions (the fourth study region) from the north coast Blue Ribbon Task Force in February 2011, which will marh the start of the formal regulatory process. The public process for San Francisco Bay, the fifth and final study region, has not yet begun.

Contact Information
Jon Fischer
California Department of Fish and Game Commission
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 653-4899
fgc@fgc.ca.gov

Location

Regions
Statewide
Cross Streets
Offshore California from Pt. Conception to California/Mexico Border
Other Location Info
County/City: Offshore California

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Fish and Game Commission
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
Department of Fish and Game Marine Region 4665 Lampson Ave., Suite C Los Alamitos, CA 90720 or online at: http://www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/finalimpact_sc.asp

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
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
No
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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