2021 Emergency Drought Salinity Barrier Project (Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2021-041-03)

Summary

SCH Number
2021060087
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Document Title
2021 Emergency Drought Salinity Barrier Project (Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2021-041-03)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/4/2021

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Incidental Take Permit number 2081-2021-041-03, pursuant Fish and Game Code § 2081 (b); Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, §§ 783.2-783.8 to the California Department of Water Resources. In 2021, the lack of precipitation within California, recent warm temperatures and extremely dry soils have depleted the expected runoff water from the Sierra-Cascade snowpack and has again caused a potential for water supplies to be insufficient to repel salinity in the Delta. In an Emergency Proclamation issued May 10, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom directed Permittee to take actions, if necessary, to implement plans that address potential Delta salinity issues, including, among other things, the installation and removal of emergency drought salinity barriers. As a response, the California Department of Water Resources proposes to install (by July 1, 2022) and remove (by November 30, 2022) one temporary rock barrier weir structure, which will span West False River, and installation of two water quality and/or flow monitoring stations.

Contact Information
Monica Oey
Lead/Public Agency
Lead/Public Agency
2825 Cordelia Road Suite 100
Fairfield, CA 94534

Phone : (707) 428-2088
Monica.Oey@wildlife.ca.gov

Location

Counties
Contra Costa
Regions
San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
The project is located at West False River, a tributary to the San Joaquin River, in the County of Contra Costa, State of California; Latitude 38.057057 N, Longitude 121.670432 W; Assessor’s Parcel Number 027-010-005-0.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 21080(b)(3) and 15269(a), Governor’s Proclamation of State of Emergenc
Reasons for Exemption
In an Emergency Proclamation issued May 10, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom directed Permittee to take actions, if necessary, to implement plans that address potential Delta salinity issues, including, among other things, the installation and removal of emergency drought salinity barriers. Paragraph 11 of the Proclamation suspended CEQA for purposes of carrying out this directive and other specified directives, stating specifically that this suspension applies to any actions taken by state agencies, as well as for any necessary permits or approvals required to complete these actions.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2081-2021-041-03 2021 Emergency Drought Salinity Barrier ITP-NOE   PDF 208 K

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