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
1/25/2023
Document Description
The ongoing operations of the State Water Project (SWP) 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 changes Condition of Approval 8.6.3 to allow Permittee to use CDFW-approved genetic analyses to identify all natural older juvenile Chinook salmon observed in salvage at the SWP and Central Valley Project. The amendment specifies that natural older juvenile Chinook Salmon identified by genetic analyses not to be CHNWR will not count toward the daily loss thresholds identified in Condition of Approval 8.6.3, in water year 2023. 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 SWP facilities, as is more specifically described in the ITP.

Contact Information

Name
Joshua Grover
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Deputy Director
Contact Types
Parties Undertaking Project / Responsible Agency

Location

Regions
Statewide
Cross Streets
Sacramento River downstream of the confluence with the Feather River
Zip
94244-2090
Waterways
Feather River
Other Location Info
Sacramento River downstream of the confluence with the Feather River, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun Marsh in Solano, Sacramento, Yolo, San Joaquin, and Contra Costa Counties

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
Yes (Monitoring Plan)
(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

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