Newman Community Conservation Area Master Plan


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Newman
Document Title
Newman Community Conservation Area Master Plan
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Undeveloped, zoned A-1 General Agriculture by County of Merced, currently in grazing use.

Document Description
The Newman Community Conservation Area (NCCA) Master Plan envisions four separate but complementary projects: (1) the Newman Environmental Wetland System (NEWS) project, an approximately 21-acre constructed stormwater treatment wetland that will treat the City's currently untreated stormwater prior to discharge into the Newman Wasteway for delivery to the San Joaquin River; (2) an 11-acre DFW-funded wetland restoration project for GHG sequestration; (3) the Miller Ditch Treatment Wetland (MDTW) project (collaborative with UC Merced's Environmental Systems Graduate Group) to treat agricultural supply and tailwater from the adjacent Miller Ditch; and (4) the Newman Nature Park, which is being planned with community input and will provide facilities for public passive recreation and nature education, including an unpaved trail network and interpretive signage extending throughout the larger site parcel. The NCCA projects will incorporate extensive AMMs to protect environmental values during construction and O&M. They include a requirement for worker awareness training, measures for water quality and wetlands, special-status plants, and special-status wildlife, and an adaptive provision for routine resurvey and AMM updates as habitat at the site evolves.

Contact Information
Anna Buising,
City's CEQA consultant
Consulting Firm
Redtail Consulting 115 Orchard Drive
Fremont, CA 94536

Phone : (510) 304-8363
Kathryn Reyes
Director of Public Works
Lead/Public Agency
Department of Public Works, City of Newman 938 Fresno Street, PO Box 787
Newman, CA 95360

Phone : (209) 862-4448


37°18'39"N 121°0'29"W
Merced Stanislaus
Citywide Countywide Northern California Southern California Statewide
Cross Streets
SE of Canal School Road and Inyo Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
Merced County APNs 054-050-019, 054-050-020, 054-050-010
State Highways
SR 33
UPRR branch line
Within 2 miles of all City of Newman public schools
Newman Wasteway, San Joaquin River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Educational (Nature-, environment-, and sustainability-oriented education) Recreational (Passive nature-oriented (non-motorized) recreation) Other (Constructed treatment wetlands, wetland restoration)
Local Action
Master Plan Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Energy Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Greenhouse Gas Emissions Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mandatory Findings of Significance Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Septic System 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 Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) 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, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB) California San Joaquin River Conservancy (SJRC) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Delta Protection Commission Delta Stewardship Council State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
2_NCCA-MP-IS_NOI-MND_03-11-2021   PDF 99 K 3_NCCA-MP-IS_Summary_03-11-2021   PDF 581 K NCCA-Master-Plan-IS_03-2021   PDF 37986 K NCCA-MP-IS_App-A_NCCA-Master-Plan   PDF 37078 K NCCA-MP-IS_App-B_Biol-Resource-Eval   PDF 10481 K NCCA-MP-IS_App-C_Air-Qual&GHG-Modeling   PDF 6087 K NCCA-MP-IS_App-D_Cultural-Res-Rept   PDF 8220 K NCCA-MP-IS_App-E_NEWS-BasisofDesign-Memo   PDF 6817 K NCCA-MP-IS_App-F_MDTW-Tech-Memos   PDF 11210 K NCCA-MP-IS_App-G_Proposed-MND   PDF 8108 K
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
1_NCCA-MP-IS_NOC_03-10-2021_signed   PDF 218 K

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