Amend Section 1.91, et al, Title 14, CCR, re Groundfish Regulations


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Fish and Game Commission (CDFGC)
Document Title
Amend Section 1.91, et al, Title 14, CCR, re Groundfish Regulations
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Amend Section 1.91, et al., Title 14, CCR, Re: Recreational Fishing Regulations for Federal Groundfish and Associated Species for 2023 and 2024

Contact Information

Melissa Miller-Henson
Agency Name
California Fish and Game Commission
Job Title
Executive Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
California State ocean waters

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
14 CCR 15307 & 15308
Reasons for Exemption
On November 15, 2022, the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) took final action under the California Fish and Game Code and the California Administrative Procedure Act (APA) with respect to the project. In taking its final action for the purposes of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA, Public Resources Code, Section 21000 et seq.), the Commission adopted amendments to sections 1.91, 27.20, 27.25, 27.30, 27.35, 27.40, 27.45, 27.50, 27.51, 28.26, 28.27, 28.28, 28.29, 28.47, 28.48, 28.49, 28.54, 28.55, 28.56, 28.58, 28.65, and 28.90, Title 14, California Code of Regulations (CCR) (“Project”), relying on the categorical exemptions for “Actions by Regulatory Agencies for Protection of Natural Resources and the Environment” contained in CEQA Guidelines sections 15307 and 15308 (Classes 7 and 8 categorical exemptions, CCR, Title 14, sections 15307, 15308). Classes 7 and 8 categorical exemptions apply to agency actions to protect natural resources and the environment. The Project is intended to provide for consistent state and federal regulations, which were developed to reduce mortality of certain nearshore rockfish species (quillback and copper rockfish) and maintain access to other non-nearshore federal groundfish while keeping total mortality within federally set harvest limits. Therefore, because the Project would maintain, restore, and enhance fishery resources and the environment, these regulatory changes are the proper subjects of CEQA’s Classes 7 and 8 categorical exemptions.


Notice of Exemption

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