Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report for the Proposed General Waste Discharge Requirements for Vineyard Properties in the North Coast Region

Summary

SCH Number
2022080129
Lead Agency
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB)
Document Title
Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report for the Proposed General Waste Discharge Requirements for Vineyard Properties in the North Coast Region
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
Agricultural
Document Description
NOTICE OF PREPARATION OF A DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT AND CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT SCOPING MEETING FOR The proposed project is a Vineyard Permit which will apply to existing and future Vineyard Properties in the North Coast Region including Mendocino, Humboldt, Trinity, Del Norte, and parts of Sonoma, Siskiyou, Modoc, Glenn, Lake, and Marin counties. The Vineyard Permit will be a General Order that applies throughout the entire geographic area within the Regional Water Board’s jurisdiction. The Vineyard Permit would apply to Vineyard Properties where greater than or equal to 5 acres are planted in grapevines, or any parcel within an existing or new Vineyard Property where less than 5 acres are planted in grapevines that is deemed by Regional Water Board staff to discharge waste that could affect water quality. The proposed project consists of the Regional Water Board establishing General WDRs for Vineyard Properties to control discharges of sediment and stormwater runoff originating from Vineyard Properties located within the project boundaries. Vineyard Properties have the potential to discharge pollutants to surface water and groundwater from stormwater and irrigation runoff, the application of pesticides and fertilizer, erosion of sediment, and removal and suppression of riparian vegetation. The proposed Vineyard Permit will require Dischargers to assess, plan, and implement a suite of site-specific actions and best management practices (BMPs) targeted towards controlling discharges from Vineyard Properties including their: •Related Vineyard Facilities, •Road networks, •Gullies and shallow landslides, and •Points of concentrated stormwater runoff. The project is described in more detail under the Project Description section on page 6 and in the attached Initial Study.

Contact Information

Name
Jeremiah J Puget
Agency Name
North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Counties
Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Modoc, Siskiyou, Sonoma, Trinity
Regions
Northern California
Other Location Info
The North Coast Region comprises all basins including the Lower Klamath Lake and Lost River Basins draining generally westward into the Pacific Ocean from the California-Oregon state line southerly to the southerly boundary of the watershed of the Estero de San Antonio and Stemple Creek in Marin and Sonoma counties.

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, District 2 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Other (General Permit for Agricultural Activities (Vineyards))
Local Actions
General Waste Discharge Requirements for Vineyards (General Permit)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Tribal Cultural Resources, Wetland/Riparian
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End

Attachments

Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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