2013 BDCP Administrative Draft Chapters Available for Review

The following administrative draft BDCP documents are available prior to the Public Draft documents expected to be released for formal public review and comment later in 2013. These documents are preliminary and subject to change. This information does not take the place of formal "public review" as pursuant to state and federal requirements. The public Draft BDCP and EIR/EIS documents are available hereOnly formal public comments submitted during the official comment period on the Draft BDCP will be responded to, in writing, as part of the Final BDCP. 

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Chapter 1 - Introduction

Provides background, planning goals, regulatory context, a description of the scope of the Plan including the Plan Area and covered species, overview of the planning process, and details of how the Plan is organized.

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.

Chapter 3 - Conservation Strategy

Describes the Plan’s intended biological outcomes and details the means by which these outcomes will be achieved. The conservation strategy includes the BDCP’s biological goals and objectives and identifies a set of conservation actions to provide for the conservation and management of covered species and natural communities upon which they depend, and to avoid, minimize, and mitigate for the potential effects of covered activities on these resources.

Chapter 4 - Covered Activities

Describes activities "covered" by the plan, meaning activities for which regulatory agencies will provide necessary permits as a result of the project proponents agreeing to implement the conservation plan.

Chapter 5 - Effects Analysis

Describes the effects of the Plan on ecosystem processes, natural communities, and covered species.  It is important to note that other environmental impacts are being evaluated in the EIR/EIS.

DownloadBDCP Chapter 5 - Effects Analysis 3-27-1303/27/201315.96 MB
DownloadBDCP Effects Analysis - Appendix 5A.1 - Climate Change Implications for Natural Communities and Terrestrial Species 3-27-1303/27/20130.59 MB
DownloadBDCP Effects Analysis - Appendix 5A.2 - Climate Change Approach and Implications for Aquatic Species 3-27-1303/27/20134.13 MB
DownloadBDCP Effects Analysis - Appendix 5.B - Entrainment 3-27-1303/27/20138.13 MB
DownloadBDCP Effects Analysis - Appendix 5.C.1 through 5.C.4 and 5.C.6 - Flow Passage Salinity and Turbidity 3-27-1303/27/20003.81 MB
DownloadBDCP Effects Analysis - Appendix 5.C.5.2 - Upstream Habitat Results 3-27-1303/27/20138.83 MB
DownloadBDCP Effects Analyis - Appendix 5.C.5.3 - Passage Movement and Migration Results 3-27-1303/27/20008.90 MB
DownloadBDCP Effects Analysis - Appendix 5.C.5.4 - Delta Habitat Results 3-27-1303/27/20131.96 MB
DownloadBDCP Effects Analysis - Appendix 5.C - Attachment C.A - CALSIM and DSM2 Modeling Results for the Evaluated Starting Operations Scenarios 3-27-1303/27/201318.45 MB
DownloadBDCP Effects Analysis - Appendix 5.C - Attachment C.B - SacEFT v.2 Design & Guidelines 3-27-1303/27/20137.72 MB
DownloadBDCP Effects Analysis - Appendix 5.C - Attachment C.C Water Temperature 3-27-1303/27/201316.11 MB
DownloadBDCP Effects Analysis - Appendix 5.C - Attachment C.D Water Clarity 3-27-1303/27/201310.98 MB
DownloadBDCP Effects Analysis - Appendix 5.D - Contaminants 3-27-1303/27/20132.18 MB
DownloadBDCP Effects Analysis - Appendix 5.E - Habitat Restoration 3-27-1303/27/201320.51 MB
DownloadBDCP Effects Analysis - Appendix 5.F - Biological Stressors on Covered Fish 3-27-1303/27/20132.09 MB
DownloadBDCP Effects Analysis - Appendix 5.G - Fish Life Cycle Models 3-27-1303/27/20131.44 MB
DownloadBDCP Effects Analysis - Appendix 5.H - Aquatic Construction and Maintenance Effects 3-27-1303/27/20131.58 MB
DownloadBDCP Effects Analysis - Appendix 5.I - Critical Habitat and Essential Fish Habitat Analyses 3-27-1303/27/20138.28 MB
DownloadBDCP Effects Analysis - Appendix 5.J - Effects on Natural Communities Wildlife and Plants 3-27-1303/27/20006.88 MB

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.

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 plan implementation.

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 potential funding sources.

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 why each alternative was ultimately found to be impractical or otherwise insufficient. 

Chapter 10 - Integration of Independent Science in BDCP Development

Describes the role of independent scientific advice used to guide the development of the BDCP.

Chapter 11 - List of Preparers

Identifies the entities and individuals who participated in preparing the BDCP.

Chapter 12 - Glossary