Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report
San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project: Spartina Control Program
April 2003

 

Table 3.2-7: Summary of Mitigation Measures for Water Quality

Mitigation

Manual
Removal
(Hand pulling and manual
excavation)

Mechanical
Removal
(Excavation, dredging, and shredding)

Pruning, Hand-mowing, and Smothering

Flooding
(Diking, drowning, and salinity
variation)

Burning

Herbicide
Application

Mitigation WQ-1: Degradation due to herbicide application. Herbicides shall be applied under NPDES Permit from the State. Herbicides shall be applied directly to plants and at low tide to minimize the potential application of herbicide directly on the water surface, and shall be applied in accordance with application guidelines and the manufacturer label. Best management practices shall be applied at all times. The SCP shall monitor and evaluate projects.

Not
Applicable

Not
Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Applicable

Mitigation WQ-2: Herbicide spills.  Herbicides shall be applied under NPDES Permit from the State, and by or under the direct supervision of a trained, certified or licensed applicator. Spill prevention and containment plan shall be developed and implemented.

Not
Applicable

Not
Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Applicable

Mitigation WQ-3: Fuel or petroleum spills. Fueling and storage of fuels will be maintained offsite. A spill prevention and containment plan shall be developed and implemented.

Not
Applicable

Applicable

Not
Applicable

Applicable

Applicable

Applicable

Mitigation WQ-4: Contaminant remobilization. Site sediments will be researched and sampled (if needed) prior to initiating treatment of any site where there may be contamination. Waste Discharge Requirements shall be obtained for operations in a site where contamination is present.

Applicable

Applicable

Not Applicable

Usually Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Note: There may be textual differences between the measures in this summary table and the text in the section. The actual mitigation measure is in the text.