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Notice of Preparation of a Revised Environmental Impact Report for the Ballona Wetlands Restoration Project
  • November 14, 2023

Availability of a Notice of Preparation for the Revised Environmental Impact Report for the Ballona Wetlands Restoration Project (PDF) (State Clearinghouse No. 2012071090). This project will enhance and establish native coastal wetlands and upland habitat on 566 of the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve’s (BWER) 577 acres south of Marina del Rey and east of Playa del Rey, restoring ecological function to currently degraded wetlands and providing a critical buffer against the effects of sea level rise.

  • Scoping comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. November 27, 2023
  • CDFW understands the holiday season is upon us and will extend the Draft revised EIR scoping period to 5:00 pm Friday, January 19, 2024.
  • Please send scoping comments by email to: BWERcomments@wildlife.ca.gov (“Ballona REIR Scoping Comment” in the subject line)
  • OR mail written comments to: Attn: Ballona Wetlands Restoration Project California Department of Fish & Wildlife, c/o ESA (jas)
    575 Market Street, Suite 3700 San Francisco, CA 94105
  • CDFW has a dedicated web page for the Ballona Wetlands Restoration Project which can be viewed here.
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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

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).)

Pond A4 Resilient Habitat Restoration Project

2/5/2024

The Director of CDFW has concurred with the lead agency determination by the Santa Clara Valley Water District that the Pond A4 Resilient Habitat Restoration Project (PDF) qualifies as a statutorily exempt restoration project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). (Pub. Resources Code, § 21080.56, subd. (e).)

Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project Phase 2 No Regrets

1/26/2024

The Director of CDFW has concurred with the lead agency determination by the State Water Resources Control Board that the Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project Phase 2 No Regrets (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.