Information on the 10(j)/4(d) Rule for Reintroduction of
spring-run Chinook to San Joaquin River:
Below are the documents for the establishment of an experimental
population of spring-run salmon in the San Joaquin River. The
documents can be viewed by clicking on the links below:
Reintroduction Permitting Workshops
Background Information for Workshops.
The proposed 10(j)/4(d) rule has a provision for NMFS to
annually calculate and document the proportionate contribution
of CV spring-run Chinook salmon originating from the
reintroduction to the San Joaquin River by January 15. Here is
the proposed initial technical memorandum for that calculation.
San Joaquin River Spring-run Chinook salmon experimental
population: Accounting of incidental take and triggers at the
Delta Federal and State fish facilities
Example Experimental Population 10(j) and Take Exemption 4(d)
Here are some section 10(j)/4(d) examples that NMFS Southwest
Region has looked at for sample language.
These documents have been published in the Federal Register.
They contain language for a non-essential experimental
population designation and language for take exemption coverage
for the experimental population.
Section 10(a)(1)(A) Permit for Collection of Broodstock:
Future Link for future permits:
Reintroduction Technical Documents
Hatchery and Genetics Plan
for the SJRRP
Final Enhancement of Species Permit Application from
USFWS December 2011
FINAL Stock Selection Document
Court Settlement and Legislation
Natural Resource Defense Council, et. al. v. Rodgers,
Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 Public Law
111-11, Title X
Public Workshop Meeting Summaries
May 1, 3, and 4, 2012 10(a)(1)(A) Permit EA Workshop
Reintroduction Regulatory Process - Public workshop
Comments Received during Feb 2-March 7, 2011, comment
September 29, 2010 application for Enhancement of
April 28, 2010 Public Scoping Workshop Flyer