Rachelle Haug Road Upgrade Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB)
Document Title
Rachelle Haug Road Upgrade Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of the Project is to place rock armor below the outlet of a stream crossing culvert and replace an existing culvert on a culverted stream crossing. The proposed project is intended to storm proof stream crossings and reduce road-related sediment delivery to jurisdictional waters within the China Creek watershed. The property was formerly used for cannabis cultivation as well as a homestead site and is proposed to remain a homestead site. No cultivation of commercial cannabis will be conducted on the Project site in the future. California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), Regional Water Board enforcement staff and Humboldt County Sherriff s Office (HCSO) law enforcement officers conducted a site inspection on April 30, 2018 and issued Notices of Violation (NOV) for various water quality impairment issues. Road drainage structures (rolling dips, ditch relief culverts, etc.) will be installed as needed to disconnect hydrologically connected road segments from surface waters. A draft Agreement has been provided by CDFW, has been reviewed by the applicant and is currently being finalized by CDFW.

Contact Information

Brandon Stevens
Agency Name
Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
8169 Briceland Thorn Road

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, Class 1
Reasons for Exemption
Existing Facilities


Notice of Exemption

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