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


SCH Number
Lead 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
Project Applicant
RCD of Santa Cruz County

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
820 Bay Avenue, Suite 136
Capitola, CA 95010

Phone : (831) 464-2950


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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