San Francisco Bay RMP Priority Margin Unity PCB Study


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW)
Document Title
San Francisco Bay RMP Priority Margin Unity PCB Study
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
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 at Steinberger Slough and Redwood Creek within San Francisco Bay for the San Francisco Bay Regional Monitoring Plan Priority Margin Unit PCB Study. The Section 2081(a) permit authorizes the MLML to incidentally take Longfin Smelt during the course of its sampling subject to terms and conditions set forth in the permit. The purpose of assess the spatial distribution of PCBs in surface sediment and prey fish in priority margin units (PMUs) in the Bay to evaluate the response of these nearshore areas to reductions in PCB loading from adjoining watersheds. Covered methods of take are limited to a beach seine, cast net, fish trap, and otter trawl.

Contact Information

Dylan Inskeep
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Mateo
San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
Steinberger Slough and Redwood Creek

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
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.


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