Long-Term Operation of the California State Water Project Addendum to the FEIR

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Summary

SCH Number
2019049121
Lead Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Long-Term Operation of the California State Water Project Addendum to the FEIR
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
7/27/2022
Document Description
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is requesting a Minor Amendment of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Incidental Take Permit (ITP) for Long-Term Operation of the California State Water Project (Permit No. 2081-2019-066-00). The project is located in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The proposed amendment would modify Conditions 7.7 and 8.5.2 included in the ITP. DWR proposes to amend Condition 7.7 to remove the requirement that the Designated Biologist always be present onsite during sediment and aquatic weed removal activities. In the place of this requirement, DWR proposes that the Designated Biologist be present only if Longfin Smelt or Delta Smelt have been detected at Station 716 (see Figure 2) through either the Smelt Larva Survey (SLS) or the 20mm Survey in the most recent sampling preceding the sediment and aquatic weed removal activities. In addition, DWR proposes to amend Condition 8.5.2 to replace the three-day cumulative expanded salvage of juvenile Delta Smelt at the State Water Project and Central Valley Project exceeding 11 fish threshold with a turbidity trigger threshold that is representative of conditions that correlate with Delta Smelt presence in the south Delta.

Contact Information

Name
Christopher Wilkinson
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Job Title
Environmental Program Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Counties
Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano
Regions
Northern California
Cross Streets
Various
Zip
Various

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Department of Water Resources
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On

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
No
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

Final Document(s) [Approved_Certified draft environmental documents]

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