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  • August 11, 2021

Availability of an Initial Study / Negative Declaration for the annual release of 60,000 adult equivalent Delta Smelt (PDF) for a three-year period (SCH No. 2021080174) in Contra Costa, Sacramento, Solano, and Yolo counties. The experimental project aims to answer several questions regarding the feasibility of future releases.

  • Comments must be received by September 10, 2021, by 5:00 p.m.
  • Send comments to: askbdr@wildlife.ca.gov (subject line: "Experimental Release of Delta Smelt ND Comments").

Categories: General
  • August 6, 2021

 

Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Arica and Victory Pass Solar Projects (PDF) and associated appendices (PDF) (SCH No. 2020100076) in Desert Center, San Bernardino County. The projects involve, among other things, the construction, operation, and maintenance of two utility-scale photovoltaic electrical generating and storage facilities and associated infrastructure to generate and deliver renewable electricity to the statewide electricity transmission grid on 1,355 acres and 1,369 acres, respectively in Riverside County. CDFW's discretionary actions include the issuance of CESA Incidental Take Permits and issuance of Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements.

Categories: General
  • June 30, 2021

 

Availability of an Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration for a Bank Enhancement Project at the Moss Landing Wildlife Area (PDF) (SCH No. 2021060719) in Moss Landing, Monterey County. The project involves, among other things, the replacement of a perimeter levee within the wildlife area; planting eel grass; and improving public access and amenities.

  • Comments must be received by August 16, 2021, by 5:00 p.m.
  • Send comments to: reg4sec@wildlife.ca.gov (subject line: "Moss Landing Bank Enhancement MND Comments").

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  • May 28, 2021

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  • May 21, 2021

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  • May 4, 2021

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  • April 6, 2021

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  • March 16, 2021

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  • February 2, 2021

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SERP Concurrences

Section 21080.56 of the California Public Resources Code(opens in new tab), also known as the Statutory Exemption for Restoration Projects (SERP), provides a California Environmental Quality Act statutory exemption for fish and wildlife restoration projects that meet certain requirements. CDFW’s Cutting the Green Tape Program is responsible for coordinating with lead agencies seeking SERP concurrence. SERP is currently anticipated to sunset on January 1, 2025.

Learn more about SERP.

Recent Concurrences

Prairie Creek at Elk Meadow Cabins Habitat Enhancement Project

5/28/2024

The Director of CDFW has concurred with the lead agency determination by the California State Coastal Conservancy that the Prairie Creek at Elk Meadow Cabins Habitat Enhancement Project (PDF) qualifies as a statutorily exempt restoration project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). (Pub. Resources Code, § 21080.56, subd. (e).)

Russian River Floodplain Restoration Project

5/28/2024

The Director of CDFW has concurred with the lead agency determination by the Sonoma County Permit Resource Management Department that the Russian River Floodplain Restoration Project (PDF) qualifies as a statutorily exempt restoration project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). (Pub. Resources Code, § 21080.56, subd. (e).)

Cannibal Island Restoration Project

4/29/2024

The Director of CDFW has concurred with the lead agency determination by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern Region Lands Program that the Cannibal Island Restoration Project (PDF) qualifies as a statutorily exempt restoration project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). (Pub. Resources Code, § 21080.56, subd. (e).)

Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge Unit 2/3 Reroute Project

4/11/2024

The Director of CDFW has concurred with the lead agency determination by the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board that the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge Unit 2/3 Reroute Project (PDF) qualifies as a statutorily exempt restoration project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). (Pub. Resources Code, § 21080.56, subd. (e).)

Pescadero Marsh Habitat Restoration and Resiliency Project North Marsh North Pond

2/14/2024

The Director of CDFW has concurred with the lead agency determination by the California Department of Parks and Recreation that the Pescadero Marsh Habitat Restoration and Resiliency Project North Marsh North Pond (PDF) qualifies as a statutorily exempt restoration project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). (Pub. Resources Code, § 21080.56, subd. (e).)

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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.