Chelan PUD update to Methow permit application

Review & Public Comment Period

Comment period closed (as of May 18, 2016)

NMFS received a Hatchery and Genetic Management Plan (HGMP) reflecting changes to an existing application for an enhancement permit under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  The HGMP was provided by the Chelan County Public Utility District. The HGMP updates an existing application provided to NMFS on November 13, 2012--and made available for public review and comment on December 10, 2013 (78 FR 74116)--for operation of the Methow spring Chinook salmon hatchery program.  The current HGMP includes a gene flow management plan and a reduction in the number of juveniles proposed for release.  An additional remote acclimate/release site, for which a separate permit would be issued to the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, is also described. 

Documents made available for public review

For further information, contact Charlene Hurst, at (503) 230-5409, or via email at charlene.n.hurst@noaa.gov.