Ranch 2: 11207 Valley Ford Road, Petaluma

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SCH Number
Public Agency
Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District (GRRCD)
Document Title
Ranch 2: 11207 Valley Ford Road, Petaluma
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
This is a stormwater management and manure management dairy enhancement project. The project involves the installation of ~405 ft. of gutters, minor drainage enhancements around dairy facilities, and the installation of piping and sump pumps to improve manure transfer to waste ponds. The project also involves installing ~4,200 ft. of riparian fencing and the revegetation of 3.5 acres of denuded riparian area with native vegetation. The project also entails basic data collection and research on soils, vegetation, and manure for natural resource management purposes.

Contact Information
Patricia Hickey
Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District
Lead/Public Agency
PO Box 1064
Occidental, CA 95465

Phone : (707) 874-2907


Other Location Info
Ranch 2: 11207 Valley Ford Road, Petaluma

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15303, 15304, 15306
Reasons for Exemption
The installation of barn gutters and the enhancement of drainage around facilities qualifies under Class 1 as operation, repair, maintenance, or minor alteration of existing private structures, facilities, or topographical features involving negligible or no expansion of use. The installation of improved manure transfer equipment and fencing qualifies under Class 3 as new construction of limited small facilities and installation of small, new equipment and facilities in small structures. The planting of 3.5 acres of native riparian vegetation along a denuded stream corridor qualifies under Class 4 as minor alterations in the conditions of land that will not affect sensitive resources. Soil, vegetation, and manure sampling qualifies as basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities that do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource.

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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