D-1336A L-167-65-1 MP 0.16 Remove DRIP17055 (Streambed Alteration Agreement EPIMS Notification No. COL-33310-R2)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW)
Document Title
D-1336A L-167-65-1 MP 0.16 Remove DRIP17055 (Streambed Alteration Agreement EPIMS Notification No. COL-33310-R2)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project is limited to the excavation of an approximately 23-foot wide by 10-foot-deep bell hole in order to inspect and repair a drip in a gas transmission line within the bed of the River Branch Canal. The drip is a ¾-inch pipe inside of the 4.5-inch pipe designed to collect liquids. Approximately 94 cubic yards of sediment will be removed from the canal and stockpiled at a 26,225 square foot staging area adjacent to the project site. Upon completion of the repair the excavation will be backfilled with the stored sediment and the site restored to pre-existing conditions. Work will occur during dry conditions when no water in present in the River Branch Canal. No trees with a trunk diameter at breast height (DBH) in excess of four (4) inches will be removed during project activities. Construction equipment will include half ton pickup trucks, three-quarter ton pickup trucks, tool trailer, dump truck, flatbed equipment trailer, air compressor and sandblast pot, excavator, and water buffalo.

Contact Information

Ben Huffer
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Parcel #
River Branch Canal
Other Location Info
6967 Dodge Road

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class (4); California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15304.
Reasons for Exemption
Class 4 because the project is a minor alteration to the River Branch Canal and does not involve the removal of healthy, mature, or scenic trees.
County Clerk


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