PL-Van Duzen, County of Humboldt Public Works Gravel Extraction

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Humboldt County
Document Title
PL-Van Duzen, County of Humboldt Public Works Gravel Extraction
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Project Applicant
Humboldt County Public Works

Document Description
The project is limited to one encroachment for aggregate extraction from the channel of the Van Duzen River for County purposes. On August 5, 2010, permits #SMR-03-86X/CUP-37-86X were again extended for a period of 15 years, allowing for annual extractions of 3,000 cubic yards, or extractions as large as 9,000 cubic yards every three years, with a maximum of 45,000 cubic yards over the 15 year duration of the permit. The existing permit expires on October 4, 2021. Consistent with those parameters set forth in the County permit, the Permittee proposes to extract 3,000 cubic yards and/or up to 9,000 cubic yards of gravel, rock, and sand annually from the PL-Van Duzen bar. Aggregate extraction consists of removal of flood-washed alluvial material using heavy equipment (e.g., front-end loaders, excavators, bulldozers, and dump trucks) from the Van Duzen River channel. The overall shape and dimensions of the extraction area generally are blended to conform to the "crescent' shape of the bar. The shape of the extraction will drain to ensure that it does not capture fish during high flow conditions. Willow (Salix sp.) patches on the bar will be avoided. Aggregate extraction methods and volumes are consistent with the approved annual extraction work plans. Gravel extraction will be intermittent and conducted between August 15th and October 15 (however, see section 2.2 of the Agreement), with each extraction period lasting approximately two to three weeks.

Contact Information
Mike van Hattem
Department of Fish and Wildlife
619 Second Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Phone : (707) 445-5368


Parcel #
Other Location Info
Van Duzen River

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
The final MND that was prepared by the Lead Agency for this project is available to the General Public at the office location listed above for the Lead Agency. CDFWs CEQA Findings are available at the CDFW office identified above.


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


Notice of Determination
2009062067_1600-2019-0342-R1_HUM_HumCo_PL-VanDuzen_NOD   PDF 124 K

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