Unincorporated County-maintained areas and County Parks
About the Project
The County Department of Public Works and Parks Department conduct a range of routine maintenance activities to ensure that County facilities are properly functioning and operational. Primary maintenance activities include vegetation management and sediment removal along roads, trails, ditches, swales, and low impact development features; culvert repair/replacements; roadside slide and slip-out repairs; bank stabilization; and other maintenance at campgrounds, marinas, airports, flood control facilities, and bridges.
Historically, the County has developed, permitted, and conducted routine maintenance activities as individual discrete actions. The purpose of developing the Routine Maintenance Program is to provide a more comprehensive, efficient, and consistent approach to conducting and permitting routine maintenance activities.
In December 2018, the County completed the draft Routine Maintenance Program Manual (Maintenance Manual), which serves as the basis and project description for CEQA compliance and permit development. The Maintenance Manual identifies maintenance objectives, outcomes, and standards; describes natural resources in the Program area and specific conditions at sites where routine maintenance is anticipated; provides guidance and updated Best Management Practices to avoid and minimize potential environmental impacts during maintenance; describes countywide impact mitigation approaches; and details administration and reporting activities.
The County is preparing an EIR to provide the public, responsible agencies, trustee agencies, and permitting agencies with information about the potential environmental effects associated with adoption and implementation of the Maintenance Program and will also be submitting multi-year, programmatic permit applications to relevant environmental regulatory agencies in 2019.
Comments on the Notice of Preparation (NOP) must be received by 5:00 p.m. on February 5, 2018. During the 30-day public review period, a public scoping meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 455 County Center, Room 101, Redwood City.