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File #: 18-0182    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/22/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/13/2018 Final action: 2/13/2018
Title: Chief Administrative Office, Parks Division recommending the Board: 1) Adopt the Negative Declaration and Initial Study for the revised River Management Plan as prepared by the Consultant; and 2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 018-2018 adopting the revised 2018 River Management Plan for the South Fork of the American River. (Est. Time: 20 Min.) FUNDING: River Fees.
Attachments: 1. Executed Resolution 018-2018, 2. A - BOS_Resolution_Request_RMP_Adoption, 3. B - RMP Initial Study-Negative Declaration (Exhibit A), 4. C- RMP Final Draft 2018 (Exhibit B), 5. D - RMP CEQA Presentation, 6. Public Comment Rcvd 2-13-18 BOS 2-13-18
Related files: 17-1034, 20-0568, 19-0819
Title
Chief Administrative Office, Parks Division recommending the Board:
1) Adopt the Negative Declaration and Initial Study for the revised River Management Plan as prepared by the Consultant; and
2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 018-2018 adopting the revised 2018 River Management Plan for the South Fork of the American River. (Est. Time: 20 Min.)

FUNDING: River Fees.
Body
DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
Chief Administrative Office, Parks Division recommending the Board:
1) Adopt the Negative Declaration and Initial Study for the revised River Management Plan (RMP) as prepared by the Consultant; and
2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 018-2018 adopting the revised 2018 River Management Plan for the South Fork of the American River.


DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The El Dorado County River Management Plan (RMP) focuses on white water recreation on the 20.7 mile segment of the South Fork of the American River between the Chili Bar Dam, near State Highway 193, and the confluence of the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area.

Beginning in the early 1980's the County has managed commercial and non-commercial white water recreation in this area to enhance public health, safety, and welfare, and to preserve environmental values. The project is an administrative update to the RMP that continues a periodic update and review process to the RMP, which was first adopted in 1984.

Following the September 26, 2017 Board of Supervisors meeting the County's consultant prepared and circulated an Initial Study and Negative Declaration for the update to the River Management Plan. The document was circulated for public review from December 6, 2017 to January 5, 2018 and the County received four comments. Responses to those comments are included as Appendix B to the Negative Declaration.

Pursuant to Assembly Bill 52 the County notified the traditionally and culturally affiliated Native American tribes within the geographic area of the proposed project....

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