Shady Lane Sewer Removal Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Ross Valley Sanitary District
Document Title
Shady Lane Sewer Removal Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use

Document Description
The Shady Lane Sewer Removal Project (Modified Project) addresses the Shady Lane portion of the Large Diameter Gravity Sewer Project II-3 (Original Project) (Phase 2) at Ross Creek under the Shady Lane Bridge. The District is undertaking voluntary action to remove the abandoned sewer pipe and concrete casing that traverses Ross Creek. The primary pipe rehabilitation method was CIPP, and the replacement/upsize method was pipe bursting. A steel casing was installed underneath Ross Creek just upstream of the Shady Lane Bridge using bore-and-jack method, with no direct disturbance to the creek bed or banks. This segment of the new sewer line replaced an exposed 21-in. reinforced concrete sewer line that was then abandoned in place within the Ross Creek channel, which remains in place today. The abandoned sewer pipe and concrete casing is a partial barrier to juvenile Coho salmon migration. The Ross Creek channel bed will be restored and will be replaced with a constructed riffle comprised of engineering stream bed material. The total area disturbed is 0.06 acres. Approximately 30 cubic yards of abandoned 21-in. reinforced concrete pipe and will be removed from the channel bed. Excavation depth at the sewer line will be approximately 4 ft. Approximately 620 ft2 of existing channel bed materials will be excavated to prepare for the constructed riffle. Excavation depth at the channel bed will be approximately 3 ft. Native channel bed materials will be excavated and stockpiled for use in the constructed riffle. Any non-natural materials, such as asphalt, will be removed from the stockpile. Following the demolition, engineered stream bed material (including boulders and cobbles) will be imported and staged under the bridge and below the former sewer crossing. The exposed subgrade will be compacted prior to the installation of the engineered stream bed materials. Imported rock will be installed along with the native bed materials stockpiled onsite. The Contractor, under the direction of the design team, will construct the riffle in layers using the stockpiled boulders, cobbles, and salvaged bed materials. The area adjacent to the sewer line, and the construction access corridor, will be cleared and grubbed of invasive species. Existing streambank vegetation is currently dominated by English ivy and will be replaced by locally sourced box elder, California buckeye, western thimbleberry, and red flowering currant. A total of 775 ft2 of planted banks will receive 4 in. of mulch. All exposed soil surfaces outside of the active channel will be covered with a 100 percent biodegradable erosion control fabric and stapled in place, and two rows of wattles will be installed on the slope revegetated slopes. Following the completion of the constructed riffle, the equipment will be removed from the channel bed. The access route will be restored with trees and shrubs and covered with erosion control fabric. The Modified Project is anticipated to be begin in summer of 2021 completed by mid-October 2021.

Contact Information
Steve Moore
Ross Valley Sanitary District
Lead/Public Agency
2960 Kerner Boulevard
San Rafael, CA 94901

Phone : (415) 259-3946
Carolyn Huynh
Integral Consulting
Consulting Firm
505 Montgomery Street, 11th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone : (425) 359-3116


Countywide Northern California San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
Shady Lane and Locust Avenue
Total Acres
State Highways
101, 580
Other Information
See NOC - Attachment A

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (within stream bed (adjacent to residences))
Local Action
Sewer removal and creek restoration
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Energy Geology/Soils Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mandatory Findings of Significance Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Sewer Capacity Solid Waste Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Utilities/Service Systems Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB) Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Draft Public Notice Mailer_Shady Lane Sewer Removal Project_signed   PDF 96 K Draft_Supplemental_MND_LDGS_Initial_Study_May_2021_signed   PDF 59196 K LDGS_Shady Lane CEQA Summary Form   PDF 353 K
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
NOC_Shady Lane Sewer Removal_signed   PDF 404 K

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