Caltrans, Highway 96, Storm Damage Restoration


SCH Number
Public Agency
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 1 (North Coast), Santa Rosa
Document Title
Caltrans, Highway 96, Storm Damage Restoration
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The proposed project will result in permanent and temporary impacts to waterways that are within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) jurisdiction. The scope of work proposed would permanently impact 976 square feet of unnamed perennial drainages associated with four of the culvert repairs/upgrades. In addition, 400 square feet of the perennial drainages will be temporarily impacted for the purpose of accessing the culverts. Caltrans will utilize Best Management Practices (BMPs) to provide erosion control. The proposed project will require the use of temporary clear water diversion as a BMP to reduce sediment and prevent surface waters from coming in contact with concrete. An additional BMP will be conducting the proposed work between June 1st and September 30th 2009, during the summer low flow periods. Caltrans proposes revegetation activities by planting a total of 5,572 square feet of willows and alders upstream and downstream of the culverts that require repairs. Tiparian areas along the perennial drainages that are affected by the construction activities will be replanted with native riparian vegetation.

Contact Information
Jeremiah Puget
North Coast County Water District
Lead/Public Agency
5550 Skylane Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Phone : (707) 576-2835


Other Location Info
Between Somes Bar and Happy Camp

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 15301(c)
Reasons for Exemption
Culvert repairs and upgrades fall under the existing facilities exemption. Existing highways and streets, sidewalks, gutters, bicycle and pedestrian trails, and similar facilities (this includes road grading for the purpose of public safety).

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