CEQA Notices and Documents

2022

  • March 25, 2022
    Nipton Communications Site Project- Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration and Appendices
    Availability of an Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration (PDF) and associated Appendices (PDF) for a Communication Site Project (SCH No. TBD) within the California Desert Conservation Area, in San Bernardino County. The project involves the construction, operations and maintenance (O&M), and decommissioning and restoration of a multi-carrier communication site and ancillary components. Project activities also include the construction of an access road, which would occur entirely on BLM-administered land.
    • Comments must be received by April 24, 2022, by 5:00 p.m.
    • Please send all comments to: Julia.Karo@wildlife.ca.gov (subject line: "Nipton Communications Site Project IS/MND Comments").
  • February 28, 2022
    Southern California Gas Company California Desert Conservation Area Operations and Maintenance Long-Term Incidental Take Permit- Revised Notice of Preparation
    Availability of the revised Notice of Preparation for the Southern California Gas Company California Desert Conservation Area Operations and Maintenance Long-Term Incidental Take Permit (PDF)(opens in new tab) (SCH No. 2022010302). Southern California Gas operates and maintains approximately 1,100 miles of transmission pipelines and 308 miles of main distribution pipelines with the California Desert Conservation Area and have been conducting operations and maintenance on its pipeline network within the area for more than 70 years. Southern California Gas proposes to pursue an Incidental Take Permit and a Master Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement from CDFW for its operations and maintenance activities in the California Desert Conservation Area. The Project area encompasses San Bernardino, San Diego, Inyo, Imperial, Riverside, Los Angeles, and Kern County.
    • Comments must be received by March 28, 2022, by 5:00 p.m.
    • Please send all comments to: California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Attention: Alisa Ellsworth, Environmental Program Manager; Mailing Address: 3602 Inland Empire Boulevard, Suite C-220, Ontario California, 91764.
    • Comments may also be emailed to: Alisa.Ellsworth@wildlife.ca.gov; subject line: "SoCalGas O&M - NOP Scoping Comments"
  • February 7, 2022
    Migratory Game Bird Hunting (Waterfowl, Coot, and Moorhen)- Notice of Availability for Draft Environmental Document
    CDFW has prepared a Notice of Availability for a Draft Environmental Document pertaining to the 2022-2023 Waterfowl Game Bird Hunting Season (PDF)(opens in new tab) (SCH No. 2021110452) on behalf of the California Fish and Game Commission. The document outlines modifications to the current hunting regulations which may include season and or bag limit changes.
    • Comments must be received by April 1, 2022, by 5:00 p.m.
    • Send comments to: California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Attention: Melanie Weaver, Waterfowl Program Leader; P.O. Box 94244-2090, Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
    • Comments may also be emailed to: Waterfowlmgmt@wildlife.ca.gov.
  • January 20, 2022
    Southern California Gas Company California Desert Conservation Area Operations and Maintenance Long-Term Incidental Take Permit- Notice of Preparation and Notice of Public Scoping Meeting
    Availability of the Notice of Preparation for the Southern California Gas Company California Desert Conservation Area Operations and Maintenance Long-Term Incidental Take Permit (PDF)(opens in new tab) (SCH No. 2022010302). Southern California Gas operates and maintains approximately 1,100 miles of transmission pipelines and 308 miles of main distribution pipelines with the California Desert Conservation Area and have been conducting operations and maintenance on its pipeline network within the area for more than 70 years. Southern California Gas proposes to pursue an Incidental Take Permit from CDFW for its operations and maintenance activities in the California Desert Conservation Area. The Project area encompasses San Bernardino, Imperial, Riverside, Los Angeles, and Kern County.
    • Comments must be received by February 18, 2022, by 5:00 p.m.
    • Please Send all comments to: California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Attention: Ali Aghili, Senior Environmental Scientist Supervisor; Mailing Address: 3602 Inland Empire Boulevard, Suite C-220, Ontario California, 91764.
    • Comments may also be emailed to: ali.aghili@wildlife.ca.gov; subject line: "SoCalGas O&M - NOP Scoping Comments"
    • An online Public Scoping Meeting will be held on February 2, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. (view NOP for registration instructions).
  • January 14, 2022
    Shasta River Template Safe Harbor Agreement Klamath River Basin, California - Environmental Assessment/Finding of No Significant Impact
    Availability of an Environmental Assessment/Finding of No Significant Impact for the Shasta River Template Safe Harbor Agreement(opens in new tab) (SCH No. 2022010174). The Project is the issuance of up to 11 Lake and Streambed Alteration (LSA) agreements for ranches and irrigation districts located in the Shasta River and Parks Creek basins. Project activities covered include operation and maintenance of surface water diversions, maintaining stream crossings and cattle watering lanes, and implementing Beneficial Management Activities.
    • Comments must be received by February 28, 2022, by 5:00 p.m.
    • Send comments to: R1CEQARedding@wildlife.ca.gov (subject line: "MND Comments for Shasta River Template Safe Harbor Agreement Klamath River Basin, California").

2021

Statutory Exemption for Restoration Projects (SERP) Concurrences

Enacted on September 23, 2021, Senate Bill 155 created a statutory CEQA exemption for projects that "conserve, restore, protect, or enhance, and assist in the recovery of California fish and wildlife, and habitat upon which they depend or that restore or provide habitat for California native fish and wildlife".

Lead agencies must obtain concurrence from the Director of CDFW that the project meets qualifying criteria set forth in Public Resources Code section 21080.56, subdivisions(a) to (d).

For more information on SERP, please visit our SERP internet page.

2022

  • May 16, 2022
  • The Director of CDFW has concurred with the lead agency determination by Orange County that the Big Canyon Coastal Habitat Restoration and Resiliency Project (PDF) – Phase 3 qualifies as a statutorily exempt restoration project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). (Pub. Resources Code, § 21080.56, subd. (e).)
  • April 18, 2022
  • The Director of CDFW has concurred with the lead agency determination by the State Coastal Conservancy that the Ormond Beach Initial Restoration Project (PDF) qualifies as a statutorily exempt restoration project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). (Pub. Resources Code, § 21080.56, subd. (e).)
  • March 30, 2022
  • The Director of CDFW has concurred with the lead agency determination by Sonoma County that the Lakeville Creek Restoration Project (PDF) qualifies as a statutorily exempt restoration project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). (Pub. Resources Code, § 21080.56, subd. (e).)

2021

  • December 28, 2021
  • The Director of CDFW has concurred with the lead agency determination by the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board that the Garcia River Estuary Enhancement Project (PDF) qualifies as a statutorily exempt restoration project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). (Pub. Resources Code, § 21080.56, subd. (e).)
Alternate formats of these documents will be made available upon request. If reasonable accommodation is needed, call CDFW at (916) 322-8911. The California Relay Service for the deaf or hearing-impaired can be utilized from TDD phones at (800) 735-2929. For information on CDFW's CEQA program visit its page.