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Appendix A


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 23. Waters
Division 1. Central Valley Flood Protection Board
Chapter 1. Organization, Powers and Standards
Article 10. Appendices (Refs & Annos)
23 CCR Appendix A
Appendix A
3310 El Camino Avenue, Room LL40
Sacramento, California 95821
Telephone: (916) 574-0609
FAX (916) 574-0682
These instructions will provide you with information on how to prepare your application for a Central Valley Flood Protection Board encroachment permit.
Approval by the Board is required for projects or uses which encroach into rivers, waterways, and floodways within and adjacent to federal and State authorized flood control projects and within designated floodways adopted by the Board. You must obtain Board approval before you begin certain uses or construction work on any proposed project within these areas.
The Board exercises jurisdiction over the levee section, the waterward area between project levees, a strip of land adjacent to the landward levee toe which is at least 10 feet wide, areas within 30 feet of the top of the banks of unleveed project channels, and within designated floodways adopted by the Board. Activities outside of these limits which could adversely affect the flood control project are also under Board jurisdiction. Maps of designated floodways are available for inspection at the Board's office in Sacramento, city and county planning or public works departments, and county recorders' offices. Questions relative to proposed projects or uses which may require Board approval should be directed to The Central Valley Flood Protection Board, 3310 El Camino Avenue, Room LL40, Sacramento, California 95821, or telephone (916) 574-0609.
Four copies of the completed application and drawings, one completed copy of the Environmental Questionnaire, and any other environmental documents must be submitted. The application must be made on forms provided by the Board and must contain the following information:
1. A concise description of the proposed project or use.
2. The county, section, township, range, and the base and meridian in which the proposed project or uses are located.
3. The name, address, telephone number, and FAX number (if any) of the applicant.
4. An endorsement must be obtained from the reclamation, levee, or flood control agency responsible for levee maintenance. Special conditions may be added to the permit at the request of the agency. If the maintaining agency delays or declines to endorse the application, it may be submitted to the Board without endorsement with a written explanation as to why the application was not endorsed by the maintaining agency.
5. A current list of the names and addresses of all the adjacent property owners.
6. If applicable, provide the name and address of the Lead Agency responsible for preparing environmental documentation regarding the proposed project as required by the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970. The environmental questionnaire provided by the Board must be completed and submitted as part of your application.
7. Four copies of exhibits and drawings depicting the project or use.
8. At least two color photographs (polaroids or snapshots are acceptable) showing different views of the project site. Include captions which explain what the photograph is depicting.
9. The name and address of the owner of the proposed project or use if different from the person filing the application.
10. The name and address of the owner of the property on which the proposed project is located.
You should include with your application any additional information that would be helpful in evaluating your proposed project or use.
The application must be signed and dated.
Your completed application may be mailed or delivered in person to:
The Central Valley Flood Protection Board
Attention: Floodway Protection Section
3310 El Camino Avenue, Room LL40
Sacramento, California 95821
The Board has adopted standards for work which encroaches into the area under its jurisdiction. Copies of the standards are available upon request. A typical levee cross section and terminology are presented in Exhibit 1.
Minimum Requirements and Format for Drawings
1. The following information is required to evaluate the work described in your application. Additional information may be required depending upon the nature of the project.
A. The title block of each sheet should identify the proposed activity and include the name of the applicant, number of the sheet, total number of sheets in the set, and date the drawing was prepared.
B. The name of the stream, river mile, scale, north arrow, datum reference, and other information as required.
C. The exact location of the proposed project in relation to identifiable landmarks.
D. Plan and elevation views of the proposed project or use and the proximity of the proposed project or use in relation to existing facilities, property lines, levees, streams, etc.
E. Drawings of levee cross sections or profiles must indicate the elevations of levee crowns, toes, low-water surface, and design flood plane. These drawings should include horizontal and vertical scales and must be referenced to a known elevation datum.
2. Please use the following format:
A. Prepare the drawings on 8-1/2-by-11-inch sheets (when possible) in accordance with the general format depicted in Exhibits 2, 3, and 4.
B. Allow a 1-inch binding margin on the top side of each sheet.
C. Because additional copies of the drawings may have to be reproduced photographically, color shading cannot be used. Drawings must show shading as dot shading, cross hatching, or similar graphic symbols.
Application Processing
Upon receipt of an application, a general review is made to determine if it is adequately complete to begin processing. If the application is found to be complete, it will be assigned a number and a letter will be sent to the applicant acknowledging receipt of the application. The Board will send a notice of the pending application to the adjacent property owners. If, during the review process, the application is found to be incomplete, it will be returned or the applicant will be advised by letter of the deficiencies in the application. If these deficiencies are not corrected within a reasonable time limit, processing of the application will be terminated.
The applicant may be notified of a need for additional studies.
A copy of the application is sent to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for review and comment.
The Board staff performs some level of environmental review of the potential impacts of the proposed project or use.
The project or use described in the permit issued on each approved application is subject to 12 general conditions. A number of special conditions may be added to the approved permit depending on the nature of the proposed activity.
Applications which must be considered by the Board are placed on the agenda of the next regular Board meeting. The applicant and all interested parties are notified of the meeting and may appear and present their views to the Board for its consideration. After an application has been approved by the Board, any requests for revisions to the proposed or completed project which have not been approved by the Board must be submitted in writing to the Board for approval. Revised applications are processed in the same manner as new applications.
Acceptance of a Permit
You must notify the Department of Water Resources fourteen (14) calendar days before construction begins by mailing the pre-addressed start card furnished by the Board when the permit is issued. This card will contain the current address and telephone number of the Department of Water Resources' Flood Project Inspection Section which provides inspection services on behalf of the Board. The beginning of any work described in the permit constitutes acceptance by the applicant that work will be done in compliance with the general and special conditions listed in the permit.
Inquiries about procedures or other details may be made in person or by correspondence to The Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Attention: Permitting Section, 3310 El Camino Avenue, Room 151, Sacramento, California 95821; phone: (916) 574-0609, website: www.cvfpb.ca.gov, and email: cvfpbquestions@water.ca.gov. Please include the Board's application number when inquiring about an application.
00000 GM
This Permit is issued to:
Mr. John Doe
John Doe Irrigation District
1234 Any Street
Anywhere, California 00000
To install a 60-inch-diameter water pipeline within a 78-inch-diameter casing and a 24-inch-diameter water pipeline within a 42-inch-diameter casing under Any Stream. The project is located in the City of Anywhere approximately 1,400 feet upstream from The Road. Section 00, TOS, ROOE, M.D.B.&M., Any Stream, Sacramento County
NOTE: Special Conditions have been incorporated herein which may place limitations on and/or require modification of your proposed project described above.
The Central Valley Flood Protection Board, on the ___________________________________________ day of _________________________, 20 _____, approved this application and the plans attached thereto. Permission is granted to proceed with the work described in this application, which is incorporated herein by reference, subject to the following General and Special Conditions.
Dated: _________________________
Executive Officer
ONE: This permit is issued under the provisions of Sections 8700 - 8723 of the Water Code.
TWO: Only work described in the subject application is authorized hereby.
THREE: This permit does not grant a right to use or construct works on land owned by the Sacramento and San Joaquin Drainage District or on any other land.
FOUR: The approved work shall be accomplished under the direction and supervision of the State Department of Water Resources, and the permittee shall conform to all requirements of the Department and The Central Valley Flood Protection Board.
FIVE: Unless the work herein contemplated shall have been commenced within one year after issuance of this permit, the Board reserves the right to change any conditions in this permit as may be consistent with current flood control standards and policies of The Central Valley Flood Protection Board.
SIX: This permit shall remain in effect until revoked. In the event any conditions in this permit are not complied with, it may be revoked on fifteen (15) calendar days' notice.
SEVEN: It is understood and agreed to by the permittee that the start of any work under this permit shall constitute an acceptance of the conditions in this permit and an agreement to perform work in accordance therewith.
EIGHT: This permit does not establish any precedent with respect to any other application received by The Central Valley Flood Protection Board.
NINE: The permittee shall, when required by law, secure the written order or consent from all other public agencies having jurisdiction.
TEN: The permittee is responsible for all personal liability and property damage which may arise out of failure on the permittee's part to perform the obligations under this permit. If any claim of liability is made against the State of California, or any departments thereof, the United States of America, a local district or other maintaining agencies and the officers, agents or employees thereof, the permittee shall defend and shall hold each of them harmless from each claim.
ELEVEN: The permittee shall exercise reasonable care to operate and maintain any work authorized herein to preclude injury to or damage to any works necessary to any plan of flood control adopted by the Board or the Legislature, or interfere with the successful execution, functioning or operation of any plan of flood control adopted by the Board or the Legislature.
TWELVE: Should any of the work not conform to the conditions of this permit, the permittee, upon order of The Central Valley Flood Protection Board, shall in the manner prescribed by the Board be responsible for the cost and expense to remove, alter, relocate, or reconstruct all or any part of the work herein approved.
THIRTEEN: That all work shall be in accordance with the submitted drawings and specifications dated December 1991 except as modified by special permit conditions herein. No further work, other than that covered by this permit, shall be done in the area without the prior approval of The Central Valley Flood Protection Board.
*FOURTEEN: That in the event trees and brush are cleared, they shall be completely burned or otherwise removed from the overflow area of Dry Creek, and no downed trees or brush shall be allowed to remain in the floodway during the flood season between November 1 and April 15.
*FIFTEEN: That no excavation shall be made or allowed to remain in the creek banks between November 1 and April 15.
SIXTEEN: That the backfill material for the bore pit and receiving pit excavation shall be placed in layers and compacted to a density equal to that of the adjacent undisturbed material.
SEVENTEEN: That the work area shall be restored to at least the same condition that existed prior to commencement of work.
EIGHTEEN: That the permittee shall assume all responsibility for protection, relocation, or removal of the permitted project works if required by the Board.
NINETEEN: That the applicant shall provide inspection services acceptable to the Board. A civil engineer registered in the State of California shall certify that all work was thoroughly inspected and performed in accordance with the submitted plan drawings, specifications, and permit conditions.
*November 1 to July 15 depending on location of stream.
This environmental assessment questionnaire must be completed for all Central Valley Flood Protection Board applications. Please provide an explanation where requested. Incomplete answers may result in delays in processing permit applications. Failure to complete the questionnaire may result in rejection of the application.
1. Has an environmental assessment or initial study been made or is one being made by a local or State permitting agency in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act?
Yes __________ No __________. If yes, identify the Lead Agency, type of document prepared or which will be prepared, and the State Clearinghouse number:
2. Will the project require certification, authorization or issuance of a permit by any local, State, or federal environmental control agency?
Yes __________ No __________. List all other governmental permits or approvals necessary for this project or use, including U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 404 and Section 10 permits, State Water Quality Certification, Department of Fish and Game 1600 agreement, etc. Attach copies of all applicable permits.
3. Give the name and address of the owner of the property on which the project or use is located.
4. Will the project or use require issuance of a variance or conditional use permit by a city or county?
Yes __________ No __________. Explain:
5. Is the project or use currently operating under an existing use permit issued by a local agency?
Yes __________ No __________. Explain:
6. Describe all types of vegetation growing on the project site, including trees, brush, grass, etc.
7. Describe what type of wildlife or fish may use the project site or adjoining areas for habitat, food source, nesting sites, source of water, etc.
8. Has the Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, or National Marine Fisheries Service been consulted relative to the existence of, or impacts to, threatened or endangered species on or near the project site?
Yes __________ No __________. Explain:
9. Will the project or use significantly change present uses of the project area?
Yes __________ No __________. Explain:
10. Will the project result in changes to scenic views or existing recreational opportunities?
Yes __________ No __________. Explain:
11. Will the project result in the discharge of silt or other materials into a body of water?
Yes __________ No __________. Explain:
12. Will the project involve the application, use, or disposal of hazardous materials?
Yes __________ No __________. If yes, list the types of materials, proposed use, and disposal plan. Provide copies of all applicable hazardous material handling plans.
13. Will construction activities or the completed project generate significant amounts of noise?
Yes __________ No __________. Explain:
14. Will construction activities or the completed project generate significant amounts of dust, ash, smoke, fumes, or odors?
Yes __________ No __________. Explain:
15. Will the project activities or uses involve the burning of brush, trees, or construction materials, etc.?
Yes __________ No __________. Explain, and identify safety and air pollution control measures:
16. Will the project affect existing agricultural uses or result in the loss of existing agricultural lands?
Yes __________ No __________. Explain:
17. Have any other projects similar to the proposed project been planned or completed in the same general area as the proposed project?
Yes __________ No __________. Explain and identify any other similar projects:
18. Will the project have the potential to encourage, facilitate, or allow additional or new growth or development?
Yes __________ No __________. Explain:
19. Will materials be excavated from the floodplain?
Yes __________ No __________.
A. What is the volume of material to be excavated?
Annually_______________ Total_____________________________
B. What types of materials will be excavated?
C. Will the project site include processing and stockpiling of material on site?
Yes __________ No __________. Explain:
D. What method and equipment will be used to excavate material?
E. What is the water source for the project?
F. How will waste materials wash water, debris, and sediment be disposed of?
G. What is the proposed end land use for the project site?
H. Has a reclamation plan been prepared for this site in accordance with the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975?
Yes __________ No __________. If yes, please attach a copy.
1. Amendment relocating appendix A from following section 193 to new article 10 filed 12-1-2009; operative 12-31-2009 (Register 2009, No. 49).
2. Amendment of General Information Regarding Applications for Encroachment Permits and Sample Permit filed 2-15-2012; operative 2-15-2012 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2012, No. 7).
This database is current through 6/17/22 Register 2022, No. 24
23 CCR Appendix A, 23 CA ADC Appendix A
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