Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2018-0093-R1 - Humboldt Redwood Company Gravel Bar EXtraction PRoject

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Summary

SCH Number
1992013033
Lead Agency
Humboldt County
Document Title
Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2018-0093-R1 - Humboldt Redwood Company Gravel Bar EXtraction PRoject
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
8/6/2018
Present Land Use
Agriculture and Gravel Extraction / Agriculture Exclusive / Agriculture Exclusive

Document Description
The project is limited to one encroachment for aggregate extraction from 10 separate gravel bar sites along 23 river miles of the Eel River for commercial purposes. The Permittee shall extract no more than 150,000 cubic yards per year. No more than 30,000 cubic yards shall be extracted from any single site within any given year. The annual extraction rate at any single site shall not exceed 15,000 cubic yards averaged over ten years. Thus, the upper extraction limit cannot be exercised on all sites within the reach in any given year. The specific bar, location on the bar, method of extraction, and volume of extraction (not to exceed 30,000 cubic yards) may change annually as river conditions change from year to year. Water diversion for use is not a covered activity under this agreement. Aggregate extraction consists of removal of flood-washed alluvial material using heavy equipment (e.g., belly-scrapers, loaders, excavators, bulldozers, and dump trucks) from outside the Eel River wetted channel. Aggregate extraction methods and volumes are consistent with the approved annual extraction work plans. Extraction occurs during the summer low-flow period when alluvial deposits are exposed. Occasionally, fisheries enhancement or off-channel extractions may be included that involve connection of extraction areas to be the wetted channel or removal of established woody riparian vegetation. Temporary crossings of the wetted channel may be needed to access gravel deposits. Timing of the installation and removal of these crossings is conducted to avoid periods of peak flows and salmonid migration and spawning. Crossings are also designed to minimize the extent of channel disturbance and avoid sensitive aquatic habitat.

Contact Information
T.O. Smith
CDFW Northern Region
619 Second Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Phone : (707) 601-7237

Location

Cities
Eureka Fortuna
Counties
Humboldt
Cross Streets
Hwy 36 / River Bar Road
Zip
95540
Total Acres
10
Parcel #
204-111-09
State Highways
36, US 101
Railways
None operational
Airports
None
Schools
None
Waterways
Van Duzen and Eel Rivers
Township
2N
Range
1E
Section
29
Base
HM

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
619 Second Street, Eureka, CA 95501

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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