Viente Trust Remediation (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMS SCR 15812 R3)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Document Title
Viente Trust Remediation (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMS SCR 15812 R3)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Permittee shall remediate the project site by 1) modifying two small check dams such that they no longer impound water, remove all PVC and other plastic pipes, plastic sheeting and other diversion related apparatus from the site; 2) remove a footbridge and all trash, waste and debris present; and 3) install erosion control on all upslope areas.

Contact Information

Michelle Battaglia, Senior Environmental Scientist, Specialist
Agency Name
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Cruz
Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
The project is located adjacent to a headwater tributary to Soquel Creek in unincorporated Santa Cruz County, on APNs 106-581-10 and 106-521-12, latitude 37.073901N, longitude - 121.828762W.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The project footprint is less than 5 acres in size and will not impact sensitive or endangered plants or animals. All work will be done using hand tools and equipment and no heavy equipment will enter any stream channel. No hazardous materials exist in or around the project. The project purpose is to remove an instream diversion structure, remove trash and debris, and prevent sediment input from erodible slopes, thereby improving stream flow and water quality for benefit of wildlife and resources.
County Clerk
Santa Cruz


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