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File #: 11-0597    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Adopted
File created: 5/25/2011 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/2/2011 Final action: 8/2/2011
Title: Department of Transportation recommending the Board adopt Resolution 136-2011 authorizing the Director of Transportation to execute regulatory documents for improvements, maintenance and operational programs for public facilities to allow the program implementation process to function more efficiently.
Attachments: 1. A -Approved Contract Routing Sheet, 2. B - Resolution, 3. C - Fully executed Resolution 136-2011
Related files: 18-0419
Title
Department of Transportation recommending the Board adopt Resolution 136-2011 authorizing the Director of Transportation to execute regulatory documents for improvements, maintenance and operational programs for public facilities to allow the program implementation process to function more efficiently.
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Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost:
There is no fiscal impact associated with this agenda item.

Background:
It has been necessary for the Department of Transportation (Department) to secure various regulatory documents from several state and federal agencies in order to construct projects associated with advancing the County’s Capital Improvement Program and to maintain public facilities.

Reason for Recommendation:
The Department intends to continue to pursue and obtain project opportunities that will require regulatory documents with various state and federal agencies. These agencies include the US Army Corps of Engineers, the State Water Resources Control Board and the Department of Fish and Game, and may refer to regulatory documents as permits, certifications, agreements, letters of permission, statements, requirements, conditions, orders and other similar types of terminology.

Capital Improvement Program (CIP) construction projects have California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and sometimes National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents that evaluate the impacts of the projects, describe mitigation measures and prescribe the regulatory permits required. Almost all maintenance projects are categorically exempt under CEQA, but sometimes the activity may require a regulatory agency permit such as a California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) Streambed Alteration Agreement. An example of this type of maintenance activity is the occasional need to do minor repair at bridge footings that may have lost embankment rock armoring in a severe storm event and it is necessary to enter a streambed with equipment and fill type material to r...

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