Meridian Conservation Easement NOV Restoration (Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement EPIMS Notification No. RIV-19057-R6)

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Summary

SCH Number
2002071089
Lead Agency
March Joint Powers Authority
Document Title
Meridian Conservation Easement NOV Restoration (Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement EPIMS Notification No. RIV-19057-R6)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
6/3/2022
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement EPIMS Notification Number EPIMS-RIV-19057-R6, pursuant to section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to the project Applicant, Meridian Park, LLC as represented by Timothy Reeves. The Project is in response to a Notice of Violation (NOV) issued by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Inland Deserts Region on April 19, 2021, and October 1, 2021. The NOV was issued for unauthorized impacts to a stream habitat within NOV Area 1, 2, 5, and 10 of the Meridian Conservation Easement (Exhibit 1B). Impacts in Area 1 and 10 resulted from the creation of an unplanned access roadway through a streambed for access to a construction area located south of the intersection of Van Buren Boulevard and Orange Terrace Parkway. The unplanned access roadway was used by small vehicles (i.e., mid-size cars and trucks) and scrapers between April and August 2020. Impacts from Area 2 resulted from unplanned grubbing/grading of a streambed during the installation of an adjacent drainage infrastructure for the widening of Van Buren Boulevard in the southwest corner of Van Buren Boulevard and Village West Drive. Impacts from Area 5 resulted from the creation of an unplanned dirt road through a streambed during the construction of an adjacent off-site water quality basin. Permanent impacts on the stream habitat are approximately 0.12 acre, which includes 0.02 acre (817 sq. ft.) of impacted stream habitat in Area 1, 0.04 acre (1,556 sq. ft.) of impacted stream habitat in Area 2, 0.05 acre (2,294 sq. ft.) of impacted stream habitat in Area 5, and 0.01 acre (246 sq. ft.) of impacted stream habitat in Area 10. The project consists of the restoration and monitoring of the impacted stream habitat within NOV Area 1, 2, 5, and 10 in accordance with the Meridian Conservation Easement Restoration Plan. Restoration activities include site preparation, container planting, hydroseeding, and the installation and maintenance of an irrigation system and Best Management Practices (BMPs). The Restoration Plan will also require quantitative and qualitative monitoring and annual reporting to ensure the impacted streambed is restored to equal or better habitat prior to impacts.

Contact Information

Name
Breanna Machuca
Agency Name
Fish and Wildlife, Region 6
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Responsible Agency

Location

Counties
Riverside
Regions
Southern California

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Fish and Wildlife, Region 6
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Riverside
Final Environmental Document Available at
March Joint Powers Authority 253555 Meyer Drive Riverside, CA 92518

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
No
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

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