Emergency Action to Add Section 8.02, Title 14, California Code of Regulations


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish and Game Commission (California Fish and Game Commission)
Document Title
Emergency Action to Add Section 8.02, Title 14, California Code of Regulations
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The California Fish and Game Commission has determined that a temporary, adaptive approach is needed to give the California Department of Fish and Wildlife the ability to suspend sport fishing in any waters of the state or restrict the taking of any fish species to protect public health and safety from the immediate threat posed by COVID-19.

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

Phone : (916) 653-4899


Other Information
The emergency action will result in a statewide regulation that has the potential to impact sportfishing across California.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(4); 15269(b)(c)
Reasons for Exemption
On March 4, 2020, Governor Newsom proclaimed a state of emergency in California as a result of the threat of COVID-19. On March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20 directing Californians to heed the California Department of Public Health directives ordering all Californians to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity'of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors. The emergency regulation is being adopted to prevent or mitigate the emergency situation created by COVID-19 that threatens the health and safety of all Californians.


Notice of Exemption
2020040320_Emergency Action NOE   PDF 710 K

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