Bale Grist Mill Repair of Pedestrian Access Bridge


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Bale Grist Mill Repair of Pedestrian Access Bridge
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Napa County Regional Park and Open Space Planning District, with support from the California State Parks Trail Crew will replace the superstructure of the pedestrian bridge across Mill Creek that provides access to the mill in Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park to allow park visitors continued access to the historic mill. The Bale Grist Mill will be closed during construction with advanced notification to State Parks and signage will be posted at all entry points. Work will: •As necessary, prune vegetation and trim trees to provide access to the bridge; •Remove an existing information kiosk and park bench and reinstall once work is completed; •Install a drop cloth below the work area to prevent sawdust and other work materials from entering thewaterway; •Remove the decaying stringers and reuse the existing substructure as is; and •Install new stringers and bridge decking.

Contact Information

Caitlin Powers
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Job Title
Environmental Coordinator
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


St. Helena
Northern California
State Highways

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15302, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the operation, repair, maintenance or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels; replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced; and the minor public or private alterations in the condition of land which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees.


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