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.