Novo Aquatic Sciences Inc. Hopper Dredge Monitoring


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife, Marine Region (Monterey) (Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marine Region)
Document Title
Novo Aquatic Sciences Inc. Hopper Dredge Monitoring
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Steven Novotny, Novo Aquatic Sciences Inc.

Document Description
The Department of Fish and Wildlife is issuing a permit to Novo Aquatic Sciences Inc. pursuant to Fish and Game Code Section 2081 (a) for research conducted aboard the USAGE Essayons Hopper Dredge. The Section 2081 (a) permit authorizes the applicant to collect Longtin Smelt, Delta Smelt, and Chinook Salmon during the course of monitoring dredged material, subject to terms and conditions set forth in the permit. The purpose of this research is to count and attempt to quantify total potential entertainment during the course of normal hopper dredging operations in Federal Navigational Channel inside San Francisco Bay. Monitoring of the dredged material is proposed to take place between June 1st and November 30th, 2019.

Contact Information
Arn Aarreberg
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Marine Region 1933 Cliff Drive, Suite 9
Santa Barbara, CA 93109

Phone : (707) 576-2889


San Francisco
San Francisco
Cross Streets
Estuarine and marine waters of San Francisco Bay, California

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
§ 15306, Information Collection
Reasons for Exemption
See NOE for full details. The Project involves sampling during the course of required monitoring in estuarine and marine waters which will not result in a serious or major disturbance to Longtin Smelt, Spirinchus thaleichthys, a threatened species, Delta Smelt, Hypomesus transpacificus, an endangered species, spring run Chinook Salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, a threatened species, winter run Chinook Salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, an endangered species.


Notice of Exemption
2019048055   PDF 72 K

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