Hernandez Water Diversion, Stream Crossings and Remediation Project Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMS-TRI-21787-R1)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)
Document Title
Hernandez Water Diversion, Stream Crossings and Remediation Project Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMS-TRI-21787-R1)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement number EPIMS-TRI-21787-R1, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Ms. Miriam Hernandez, and in settlement and satisfaction of the Department’s Administrative Civil Liability Complaint, filed before the Office of Administrative Hearings (Case No. 2021060408). The project is limited to 12 encroachments on Raff Creek and unnamed tributaries. Eight encroachments are to upgrade or decommission existing stream crossings. Work for these encroachments will include some or all of the following: excavation, culvert removal, culvert replacement, backfilling and compaction of fill, and rock armoring as necessary to minimize erosion. The other encroachments are for water diversion from unnamed tributaries to Raff Creek and removal of water diversion infrastructure. Water will be diverted for domestic use or irrigation. Work for the water diversion will include installation, use and maintenance of the water diversion infrastructure in compliance with measures of this agreement.

Contact Information

Ryan Bourque
Agency Name
California Department of Fish & Wildlife
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Island Mountain
Northern California
Cross Streets
approximately 2.7 miles south of the town of Island Mountain
Parcel #
Raff Creek watershed

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, Class 4, and Class 21; California Code of Regulations, title 14, sections 15301, 15304 and 15321, respectively
Reasons for Exemption
The project will permit remediation of existing stream crossings and water diversion activities and minor alteration of land for upgrading and decommissioning work. The authorized work is required to settle and close the administrative case mentioned above, and the agreement is a term of the settlement and stipulation as endorsed by the Administrative Law Judge. Prior work was conducted without a Streambed Alteration Agreement (Fish & Game Code [FGC] Section 1602) before August 25, 2020. 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. By complying with measure in the Agreement, 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


Disclaimer: The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) accepts no responsibility for the content or accessibility of these documents. To obtain an attachment in a different format, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613. For more information, please visit OPR’s Accessibility Site.

Download CSV New Search Print