Emergency regulation 14 CCR 7.50(b)(91.2) - take of Chinook Salmon

Summary

SCH Number
2019120487
Lead Agency
Fish and Game Commission (California Fish and Game Commission)
Document Title
Emergency regulation 14 CCR 7.50(b)(91.2) - take of Chinook Salmon
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
12/19/2019

Document Description
Amend Commission regulations to increase compliance with statutory protections of a candidate species and allow for limited take of that species.

Contact Information
Melissa Miller-Henson
California Fish and Game Commission
PO Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090

Phone : (916) 653-4899

Location

Counties
Sacramento
Other Location Info
Waters of the Klamath River Basin downstream of Iron Gate and Lewiston dams

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(4); 15269(b)(c)
Reasons for Exemption
The California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) has taken final action under the Fish and Game Code and the Administrative Procedure Act with respect to the rule making identified on the Notice of Exemption. In taking its final action for the purposes of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA, Pub. Resources Code, § 21000 et seq.), the Commission adopted the regulations relying on the statutory exemption for "Specific actions necessary to prevent or mitigate an emergency" contained in Section 21080{b){4)of the Public Resources Code and the categorical exemption for "Actions by Regulatory Agencies for Protection of Natural Resources" contained in CEQA Guidelines section 15307 (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, §§ 15307 .)
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15307, 15061
Reasons for Exemption
Regulations concerning the take of spring Chinook Salmon (where catch and release, or harvest, constitute take) in the Klamath River Basin are codified in subsection (b)(91.1) of Section 7.50, Title 14,. California Code of Regulations (CCR). On July 23, 2018, the Fish _and Game Commission (Commission) received a petition to list Upper Klamath-Trinity Spring Chinook Salmon (UKTSCS) as endangered under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). The petitioners, the Karuk Tribe and the Salmon River Restoration Council, submitted information indicating that dedining population trends are evidence of extremely low UKTSCS abundance compared to historical status, and the current low numbers make UKTSCS vulnerable to extinction. See NOE for Full Details.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2019120487_Emergency Regulations   PDF 1124 K

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