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-  Agenda -

California WaterFix Aquatic Science Peer Review Phase 2B

January 24, 2017 – 2 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PST

Park Tower Conference Center
980 Ninth St., Second Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814


The purpose of the California WaterFix (WaterFix) Aquatic Science Peer Review Phase 2 is to provide  the National Marine Fisheries Service  (NMFS)  and  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) with an independent scientific evaluation of draft sections of the NMFS’ and FWS’ Biological Opinions (BiOps) on WaterFix for all federal Endangered Species Act-listed aquatic species and their critical habitat. The draft BiOps sections include the analytical approach of the NMFS and  analytical framework of FWS, status of the species and critical habitat, environmental baseline, and effects analysis sections. The  review will also provide independent scientific peer review of a proposed approach to establishing  Longfin Smelt outflow criteria as modeled in the California Endangered Species Act permit for WaterFix. 

Order of agenda items and listed times are subject to change
 Day 2 (January 24, 2017)
Presentation of Initial Recommendations from the Review Panel

2:00 – 3:00
 Presentation of Initial Findings and Recommendations - Review Panel
3:00 – 3:30 Break

3:30 – 4:30
 Discussion between the Review Panel and Presenters from the Previous
Concluding Remarks

4:30 – 4:45 Public Comment

4:45 – 5:00 Next Steps
5:00 Adjourn