San Francisco Bay RMP Priority Margin Unit PCB Study


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW)
Document Title
San Francisco Bay RMP Priority Margin Unit 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, Redwood Creek, and other various locations within San Francisco Bay for the San Francisco Bay RMP Priority Margin Unit PCB Study. The Section 2081(a) permit authorizes the MLML to incidentally take Longfin Smelt and Chinook Salmon 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


Within SF Bay, not in any cities
Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma
San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
Throughout the SF Bay

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 thaleighthys, a threatened species and Chinook Salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, an endangered (Sac River Winter-run) and threatened (Central Valley Spring-run) species.


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