Minor Amendment to California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2019-066-00 (ITP)

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Summary

SCH Number
2019049121
Lead Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Minor Amendment to California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2019-066-00 (ITP)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
8/31/2022
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 Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun Marsh as approved by the lead agency is expected to result in incidental take and impacts to habitat of Longfin Smelt (Spirinchus thaleichthys), Delta Smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus), Winter-run Chinook Salmon ESU (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), and Spring-run Chinook Salmon ESU (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Longfin Smelt and Spring-run Chinook Salmon are designated as threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act. Delta Smelt and Winter-run Chinook Salmon are designated as endangered species under the California Endangered Species Act. This amendment to the ITP 1) changes Condition of Approval 7.7 to remove the requirement for biological monitors to be present during every Barker Slough Pumping Plant sediment and weed removal activity, and instead requires monitoring when Delta Smelt and Longfin Smelt are observed in the area, and 2) changes Condition of Approval 8.5.2 to replace observation of 11 juvenile Delta Smelt in salvage as an indicator of entrainment risk requiring certain operational responses, to an average turbidity measured across 12 monitoring stations in the south Delta requiring the operational response. The ITP referenced above as issued and amended by CDFW authorizes incidental take of Longfin Smelt, Delta Smelt, Winter-run Chinook Salmon, and Spring-run Chinook Salmon 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

Name
Joshua Grover
Agency Name
CDFW
Job Title
CEA
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Sacramento
Counties
Sacramento
Regions
Northern California
Cross Streets
Sacramento River downstream of the confluence with the Feather River

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible 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
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

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