Aqua Caliente Stream Crossing Maintenance

Summary

SCH Number
2018078232
Lead Agency
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 3 (Central Coast), San Luis Obispo
Document Title
Aqua Caliente Stream Crossing Maintenance
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The project will remove accumulated sediment from a concrete road crossing of the Santa Ynez River and from upstream and downstream of the river. Sediment has accumulated from post fire flows and have obscured the road edges and created a situation where sensitive wildlife species are at risk of harm from traffic. The project will allow safe passage by the public and Forest Service and also reduce the likelihood of impacts to CA red-legged frog, two-striped garter snake, and southwestern pond turtle.

Contact Information
Mark Cassady
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 3 (Central Coast),
895 Aerovista Place, Suite 101
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-7906

(805) 549-3332

Location

Counties
Santa Barbara

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
An existing road is being maintained for the purpose of public safety; minor alteration to the stream bed will not result in removal of healthy, mature, or scenic trees.
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