California State Water Board Statewide Anadromous Waterbodies Bioaccumulation Monitoring

Summary

SCH Number
2021060248
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW)
Document Title
California State Water Board Statewide Anadromous Waterbodies Bioaccumulation Monitoring
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/10/2021

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is issuing a permit to Moss Landing Marine Laboratory – Marine Pollution Studies Lab (MLML) pursuant to Fish and Game Code Section 2081(a) to sample fish statewide for the California State Water Board Statewide Anadromous Waterbodies Bioaccumulation Monitoring. The Section 2081(a) permit authorizes the MLML to incidentally take Longfin Smelt, Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon, and Steelhead Trout during the course of its sampling subject to terms and conditions set forth in the permit. The purpose of this assessment is to conduct bioaccumulation monitoring in fish and shellfish for the Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Covered methods of take are limited to hook and line, beach seine, fish trap, bottom trawl, midwater trawl, cast net, gill net, and electrofishing.

Contact Information
Arn Aarreberg
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Lead/Public Agency
3637 Westwind Blvd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Phone : (707) 791-4195
Arn.Aarreberg@wildlife.ca.gov

Location

Regions
Statewide
Waterways
Pacific Ocean

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Calif. Code Regs., Section 15306, Information Collection, Class 6
Reasons for Exemption
The Project involves research and the collection of information pertaining to management and human health which will not result in a serious or major disturbance to Longfin Smelt (Spirinchus thaleichthys) a threatened species, Sacramento River spring run Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), a threatened species, Sacramento River winter run Chinook Salmon, an endangered species, Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) south of Punta Gorda an endangered species, Coho Salmon north of Punta Gorda, a threatened species, and Northern California Summer Steelhead Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) a candidate species.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2081aMOU_Sigala_NOE_Sigala_210610   PDF 187 K

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