Riparian Exception Permit


SCH Number
Public Agency
Santa Cruz County
Document Title
Riparian Exception Permit
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project consists of performing necessary stream crossing work in riparian corridors related to properties affected by the 2022-2023 winter storms in Santa Cruz County.

Contact Information

Matt Johnston
Agency Name
County of Santa Cruz
Job Title
Principal Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Other Information
No specific APN

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15269 (b). Emergency repairs to privately owned facilities necessary to maintain service essential to the public health,
Reasons for Exemption
On January 4th, 2023, the Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, declared a state of emergency due to damage from the winter storms throughout California. There was significant damage to Santa Cruz County roads and infrastructure on December 30th due to an Atmospheric River Winter Storm. Several more storms from December 29th-January 16th caused widespread flooding, partially due to significant debris in the waterways, mudslides and debris flows, road washouts and road collapses, and power outages throughout the County. In many cases access to private properties affected by the storms crossed streams and associated riparian corridors over culverts or bridges that were damaged or destroyed by the atmospheric river storms. These bridges and culvertsjuust be reestablished to restore access to properties and safely clean and rebuild parcels
County Clerk
Santa Cruz


Notice of Exemption

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