Interim Facility at San Joaquin State Fish Hatchery - Initial Study

Summary

SCH Number
2010108253
Lead Agency
Planning and Research, Office of (Office of Planning and Research)
Document Title
Interim Facility at San Joaquin State Fish Hatchery - Initial Study
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
This project will be "Phase I" of a two phase interim facility developed to assist in the establishment of a naturally reproducing and self-sustaining population of Chinook Salmon, as part of the San Joaquin River Restoration Program. The Department of Fish and Game is in the process of developing the San Joaquin River Salmon Conservation and Research Facility. The facility will be constructed on State property at the existing San Joaquin State Fish Hatchery (SJH). While the full-scale facility is under development, an interim rearing facility (approximately 2,500 square feet) will be temporarily established and operated. The interim facility will be used for critical experimental rearing of fall-run Chinook salmon in preparation for fish reintroduction activities. The interim facility will undergo two phases.

Contact Information
Benessa Espino
California Department of Fish and Game
Central Region 1234 E. Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

(559) 243-4014 x274

Location

Other Location Info
San Joaquin State Fish Hatchery on the San Joaquin River at 17372 Brook Trout Avenue, in Friant, California 93626.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15304, 15306
Reasons for Exemption
This project is exempt from CEQA under California Code of Regulations (CCR), title 14, section 15301 because "there is negligible or no expansion of existing use." This project is exempt from CEQA under CCR, title 14, section 15304, subsection (d), because it includes minor alterations to land on existing fish production facilities which will ultimately result in greater fish production. This project is exempt from CEQA under CCR, title 14, section 15306 because it consists of "basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource."
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