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
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
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
10/19/2020

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 the start date of the Smelt Monitoring Team each year in Conditions of Approval 8.1.1 and 8.1.4 to consistently state “no later than November 1”, 2) changes the turbidity measurement units described in Conditions of Approval 8.3.1, 8.5.1, and 9.1.3 from NTU to FNU, 3) extends the date for the initial funding of restoration projects described in Condition of Approval 9.2.1 (Mitigation for Impacts Associated with Project Operations) from October 1, 2020 to April 1, 2021. This Amendment also makes clarifications to Condition of Approval 9.2.1, regarding the timing and scale of restoration projects that could be considered for approval by CDFW. Amendments to Condition of Approval 9.2.1 also clarify that individual projects that receive funding must benefit either spring- or winter-run Chinook salmon, or both species, subject to CDFW’s approval, and 4) revises the Mitigation, Monitoring, and Reporting Program (ITP Attachment 1) for consistency with changes made to the Conditions of Approval. 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
Chad Dibble
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 653-6956
Chad.Dibble@wildlife.ca.gov

Location

Counties
Alameda Contra Costa Sacramento San Joaquin Solano Yolo
Regions
Northern California
Other Location Info
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
The EIR prepared by the lead agency (California Department of Water Resources) for the Project is available to the general public at DWR's West Sacramento office: 3500 Industrial Blvd, West Sacramento, CA 95691. CDFW’s administrative record of proceedings related to the incidental take permit is available to the public for review at CDFW’s regional office: 1416 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

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

Notice of Determination
2081-2019-066-00-A1_NOD_final_submitted   PDF 217 K SWP_ITP_MinorAmend_Fee_2020-09-30   PDF 342 K

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