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.
The County recently completed a 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 has prepared a Draft 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 has submitted multi-year, programmatic permit applications to relevant environmental regulatory agencies.
Comments on the Draft EIR must be received by 5:00 p.m. on April 10, 2020. A public meeting to discuss the Draft EIR will be held on March 10, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at 455 County Center, Room 101, Redwood City.