Fish & Wildlife 3 (Napa)
(California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 3)
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project is limited to the demolition of a single family residence, construction of a new duplex, grading, and infill in an area of approximately 3,900 sq. ft., construction of a 6 to 4.5 foot high retaining wall approximately 6 feet from the edge of the low flow channel of a non-fish-bearing stream; and one retention bios-swale, approximately 24 inches in width, 12 inches in depth extending across the property line from north to south that will be constructed adjacent to the new retaining wall. The footprint of the retention bios-swale marks the limit of grading and construction disturbance. In addition, clearing of vegetation consisting primarily of Himalayan blackberry and invasive ivy will be removed from the stream bank and surrounding area that covers approximately 750 sq. ft. or the area between the 6-foot retaining wall and the top of the stream bank and spans the width of the property. Efforts will be made during the next five years to eradicate the Himalayan blackberry and invasive ivy by use of hand tools, planting of native species and herbicide treatment. The CDFW is executing a Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2012-0410-3 pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to the project Applicant, George Dervishian.
Project is consistent with the applicable general plan designation and all applicable general plan policies as well as with the applicable zoning regulations and designations.
The proposed development occurs within city limits on a project site of no more than five acres substantially surrounded by urban uses.
The project site has no value as habitat for endangered, rare or threatened species.
Minor alterations in the condition of land.