Countywide Sed!ment Reduction from Developed Parcels and Rural Roads (Program )


SCH Number
Public Agency
Santa Cruz County Resource Conservation District
Document Title
Countywide Sed!ment Reduction from Developed Parcels and Rural Roads (Program )
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
This Program works with local landowners, agencies, non-profits and road associations to implement Best Management Practices (BMPs) on rural roads and/or publ ic and private properties in multiple Santa Cruz County Watersheds. The BMPs focus on improving water quality by decreasing erosion and reducing sediment loads. These projects will result in a decrease in sediments and other road-induced pollutants in waterways. The types of BMPS to be implemented include access road improvement (outsloping, critical dips, and rolling dips), structures for water control (in let/outlet protection and ditch relief culverts). installation of trash racks, repairs and maintenance to ex isting culverts and critical area planting /vegetative erosion control, steam bank protection, rain gardens, water catchment and other low impact development practices.

Contact Information
James McKenna
RCD of Santa Cruz County
Lead/Public Agency
820 Bay Avenue, Suite 136
Capitola, CA 95010

Phone : (831) 464-2950

RCD of Santa Cruz County
Project Applicant


Santa Cruz
Other Location Info
Projects will be implemented on a maximum of 25 total rural roads and/or private or public properties located within rural residential areas. agricultural lands, and/or forest lands of Santa Cruz County.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
(Sec. 15301 Class 1 ; 15303 Class 3; 15304 Class 4; 15333 Class 33)
Reasons for Exemption
None of the activities will have a significant effect on sensitive areas or resources. None of the projects will not have a negative effect on protected species habitat and will not include wetlands restoration or disturbance. All of the projects have been determined not to have a significant effect on the environment and therefore shall be exempt from the provisions of CEQA.


Notice of Exemption
2020090007_Countywide Sediment Reduction   PDF 369 K

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