2013 Public Review Draft BDCP
- Draft Implementing Agreement
- Chapter 4 – Covered Activities
- Chapter 9 – Alternatives to Take
- Executive Summary
- Chapter 5 – Effects Analysis
- Chapter 10 – Independent Science in BDCP Dev.
- Chapter 1 – Introduction
- Chapter 6 – Plan Implementation
- Chapter 11 – List of Preparers
- Chapter 2 – Existing Ecological Conditions
- Chapter 7 – Implementation Structure
- Chapter 12 – Glossary
- Chapter 3 – Conservation Strategy
- Chapter 8 – Implementation Costs & Funding
CALIFORNIA WATERFIX HEARING EXHIBIT NO. SWRCB-5
In accordance with the California Natural Community Conservation Planning Act (NCCPA) and Section 10 of the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA), on December 13, 2013 the California Department of Water Resources published a draft Bay-Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) by posting it to the public web site for the BDCP, http://baydeltaconservationplan.com. The specific page URL for is http://baydeltaconservationplan.com/EnvironmentalReview/EnvironmentalReview/2013-2014PublicReview/2013PublicReviewDraftBDCP.aspx. It is anticipated that the Draft BDCP will be used by multiple parties, including the petitioners, as evidence in the hearing to consider conditional changes to the water right permits of the Department of Water Resources and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in support of the California WaterFix project. To discourage introducing the same document under different party/exhibit numbers, Board staff copied the Draft BDCP documents to a web server under the control of the State Water Board's I.T. Division and labeled it as Exhibit No. SWRCB-5. Parties in the hearing who plan to use the Draft BDCP in their testimony are requested to use this identification when introducing the document by reference. Other party exhibit identification numbers will not be allowed for these documents.
Public Review Draft BDCP documents were downloaded on December 17, 2015 and are linked in the sections below. Document Chapters and files are preserved in the same order as the BDCP web site.
Draft Implementing Agreement
|Draft Implementing Agreement 5-30-14||05/30/2014||0.51 MB|
|Public Draft BDCP Cover-Title||12/09/2013||1.41 MB|
|Public Draft BDCP Table of Contents||12/09/2013||0.39 MB|
|Public Draft BDCP Executive Summary||12/09/2013||7.61 MB|
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Provides background, planning goals, regulatory context, a description of the scope of the BDCP including the Plan Area and covered species, overview of the planning process, and details of how the Plan is organized.
|Public Draft BDCP Chapter 1 - Introduction||12/06/2013||10.53 MB|
|Public Draft BDCP Appendix 1A - Evaluation of Species Considered for Coverage||12/09/2013||0.76 MB|
Chapter 2 - Existing Ecological Conditions
Provides context through a description of historical ecological conditions in the Delta, as well as a description of existing conditions in both the physical environment and in natural communities.
|Public Draft BDCP Chapter 2 - Existing Ecological Conditions||12/09/2013||5.44 MB|
|Public Draft BDCP Appendix 2A - Part 1 - Covered Species Accounts||12/09/2013||22.34 MB|
|Public Draft BDCP Appendix 2A - Part 2 - Covered Species Accounts||12/09/2013||28.38 MB|
|Public Draft BDCP Appendix 2B - Vernal Pool Complex Mapping and Modifications to Natural Community Mapping||12/09/2013||0.27 MB|
|Public Draft BDCP Appendix 2C - Climate Change Implications and Assumptions||12/09/2013||0.92 MB|
Chapter 3 - Conservation Strategy
Describes the biological goals and objectives and the conservation measures in detail, including the methods and approach. This chapter also describes the adaptive management and monitoring program.
|Public Draft BDCP Chapter 3 - Part 1 - Conservation Strategy||12/09/2013||16.40 MB|
|Public Draft BDCP Chapter 3 - Part 2 - Conservation Strategy||12/09/2013||18.91 MB|
|Public Draft BDCP Appendix 3A - Background on the Process of Developing the BDCP Conservation Measures||12/04/2013||0.89 MB|
|Public Draft BDCP Appendix 3B - BDCP Tidal Habitat Evolution Assessment||12/09/2013||15.02 MB|
|Public Draft BDCP Appendix 3C - Avoidance and Minimization Measures||12/09/2013||4.12 MB|
|Public Draft BDCP Appendix 3D - Monitoring and Research Actions||12/09/2013||0.44 MB|
|Public Draft BDCP Appendix 3E - Conservation Principles for the Riparian Brush Rabbit and Riparian Woodrat||12/09/2013||2.27 MB|
|Public Draft BDCP Appendix 3F - Conservation Guidelines for the Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle||12/09/2013||0.24 MB|
|Public Draft BDCP Appendix 3G - Proposed Interim Delta Salmonid Survival Objectives||12/09/2013||0.26 MB|
Chapter 4 - Covered Activities
Describes activities "covered" by the Plan, meaning activities for which regulatory agencies will make decisions on issuance of permits.
|Public Draft BDCP Chapter 4 - Covered Activities and Associated Federal Actions||12/09/2013||3.59 MB|
Chapter 5 - Effects Analysis
Describes the effects of BDCP implementation on ecosystem processes, natural communities, and covered species. It is important to note that other environmental impacts are being evaluated in the EIR/EIS.
Chapter 6 - Plan Implementation
Describes the timing and phases of conservation measure implementation, plan reporting procedures, regulatory assurances, changed circumstances and remedial measures, approach to addressing unforeseen circumstances, and permit amendment procedures.
|Public Draft BDCP Chapter 6 - Plan Implementation||12/09/2013||4.92 MB|
Chapter 7 - Implementation Structure
Describes the institutional structure and organizational arrangements that will be established to govern and implement the BDCP. This chapter identifies the roles, functions, authorities, and responsibilities of the various entities that will participate in BDCP implementation.
|Public Draft BDCP Chapter 7 - Implementation Structure||12/09/2013||0.73 MB|
Chapter 8 - Implementation Costs and Funding Sources
Outlines implementation cost estimates over the proposed 50-year term of the BDCP, including the costs related to each of its primary components. This chapter also identifies likely funding sources.
|Public Draft BDCP Chapter 8 - Implementation Costs and Funding Sources||12/09/2013||4.29 MB|
|Public Draft BDCP Appendix 8A - Implementation Costs Supporting Materials||12/09/2013||5.74 MB|
Chapter 9 - Alternatives to Take
Describes alternatives BDCP considered that would either reduce the amount of "take" or increase the level of conservation of listed species. The chapter also describes in detail whether each alternative was found to meet BDCP goals and be practicable.
|Public Draft BDCP Chapter 9 - Alternatives to Take||12/09/2013||11.13 MB|
|Public Draft BDCP Appendix 9A - Economic Benefits of the BDCP and Take Alternatives||12/09/2013||1.48 MB|
|Public Draft BDCP Appendix 9B - Take Alternative Cost Estimation||12/09/2013||0.32 MB|
Chapter 10 - Integration of Independent Science in BDCP Development
Describes the role of independent scientific advice used to guide the development of the BDCP.
|Public Draft BDCP Chapter 10 - Integration of Independent Science in BDCP Development||12/09/2013||0.29 MB|
Chapter 11 - List of Preparers
Identifies the entities or individuals who participated in preparing the BDCP or provided technical assistance on BDCP development.
(Page last updated 3/8/18)
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