Conversion to vineyard of approximately 5.4 acres (3.8 net vine acres), including earthmoving activities and installation and maintenance of erosion control measures, of gently to moderately sloping Pacific madrone forest and non-native annual grassland (slopes typically from 8% to 38% with an average slope of approximately 25%). The project applicant has prepared an Agricultural Erosion Control Plan (ECPA) as required by Napa County Code (Chapter 18.108, "Conservation Regulations").
on the west side of Soda Canyon Road approximately 0.5 mile from its intersection with Chimney Rock Road; Soda Creek area
Notice of Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4-S: 15304
Reasons for Exemption
The project would not result in reductions in groundwater recharge or groundwater
levels. Finally, there are no unusual circumstances associated with this project that would cause it to have a significant effect on the environment (see project file in the office of the Napa County Department of Planning, Building and Environmental Services for the documentation supporting these conclusions).
Note: See NOE for full details