Borissov Benbow Remediation and Diversion Project (Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMS-HUM-17024-R1)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)
Document Title
Borissov Benbow Remediation and Diversion Project (Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMS-HUM-17024-R1)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project is limited to two encroachments on the South Fork Eel River. One encroachment is to remove graded fill and a log retaining wall within the riparian setback along the South Fork Eel River. Work will include excavation, removal of fill and logs, proper spoiling of removed materials, grading and installation of erosion control measures. The other encroachment is for water diversion from a spring for domestic use. Work for the water diversion will include use and maintenance of the water diversion infrastructure.

Contact Information

Ryan Bourque
Agency Name
Contact Types
Responsible Agency


Northern California
Parcel #
Other Location Info
The project is located along the South Fork Eel River, in the County of Humboldt, State of California; Latitude 40.046866, Longitude -123.790992; 1015 Twin Trees Ln., Garberville, CA, 95542; Assessor’s Parcel Number 033-201-001.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
– Class 1 and Class 4; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15301 and 15304.
Reasons for Exemption
The project will permit existing water diversion and minor alteration of land for improperly spoiled sediment and grading associated with past cannabis cultivation activities. Work was conducted without a Streambed Alteration Agreement (Fish & Game Code [FGC] Section 1602) before September 18, 2019. There would be no significant adverse impact on endangered, rare or threatened species or their habitat pursuant to section 15065. There are no hazardous materials at or around the project site that may be disturbed or removed. The project will not result in impacts that are significant when viewed in connection with the effects of past projects, the effects of other current projects, and the effects of probable future projects.
County Clerk


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