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Planning Commission 8/15/2018 Regular Meeting

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7A

REVISED DRAFT CLIMATE ACTION PLAN (CAP)

CEQA Status: Staff and Ascent Environmental, Inc. are in the process of preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to be considered for certification by the Planning Commission at the time the final Climate Action Plan (CAP) is brought forward for adoption.

Request: Napa County proposes to adopt a CAP to identify measures and actions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions consistent with State and regional guidance. A CAP is a document that includes policies, measures, and strategies to improve the health, safety, mobility, and livability of the greater community. The objectives of a CAP are to reduce GHGs, streamline CEQA review by serving as a "qualified GHG reduction plan," and prioritize measures to comply with California environmental and land use planning laws. The CAP provides measures, also referred to as GHG reduction strategies in the sectors of building energy, on road transportation, solid waste, off road vehicles and equipment, agriculture, land use change, and wastewater as further described in Chapter 3 of the CAP.

This CAP provides a comprehensive roadmap to address the challenges of climate change in unincorporated Napa County. Acting on climate change means both reducing GHG emissions from local sources in the unincorporated county and helping the community to adapt to climate change and improve the communities' resilience to climate change over the long term.

The key components of the climate action planning process represented in this CAP are: a baseline GHG emissions inventory; GHG emissions forecasts and reduction targets; local GHG emissions and reduction strategies and measures; a climate change vulnerability assessment; and implementation and monitoring mechanisms.

Staff Recommendation: Provide comments on the Revised Draft CAP and conduct a scoping meeting regarding the Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR for the CAP.

Staff Contact: David Morrison, PBES Director, (707) 253-4805 or david.morrison@countyofnapa.org or Jason R. Hade, AICP, Planner III, (707) 259-8757 or jason.hade@countyofnapa.org

(THIS ITEM SET TO BE DISCUSSED AT 9:00 AM)

Supporting Documents
A Revised Draft Climate Action Plan ( Adobe PDF - 12323 kb )
B Appendices ( Adobe PDF - 5376 kb )
C Revised Draft Climate Action Plan - Redline Version ( Adobe PDF - 16463 kb )
D Notice of Preparation ( Adobe PDF - 1727 kb )
E Public Comments ( Adobe PDF - 331 kb )
F 7A - Correspondence (Added after meeting) ( Adobe PDF - 2964 kb )

7B

ANTHONY BENISH / BENESSERE VINEYARD WINERY / USE PERMIT MAJOR MODIFICATION # P16-00432-MOD, EXCEPTION TO THE CONSERVATION REGULATIONS, AND ROAD & STREET STANDARDS EXCEPTION

CEQA Status:
Consideration and possible adoption of a Negative Declaration. Based on the analysis in the proposed Negative Declaration, the proposed project would not have any potentially significant environmental impacts. The project site is not located on a list of hazardous materials sites compiled pursuant to Government Code Section 65962.5.

Request: Approval of a major modification of an existing winery use permit to: 1) increase production capacity from 40,000 gallons to 44,000 gallons; 2) increase the number of employees; 3) add daily visitation with tours and tastings by appointment only; 4) establish a formal annual marketing program; 5) add two outdoor tasting areas; and, 6) add on-premises consumption of wines in accordance with Business and Professions Code Sections 23358, 23390 and 23396. A Use Permit Exception to the Conservation Regulations and an Exception to the Napa County Road and Street Standards has also been requested to allow required improvements within the Napa River stream setback and to reduce the required improvements to the existing access driveway. The project is located on a ┬▒42.61-acre site within the AP (Agricultural Preserve) zoning district at the terminus of Big Tree Road, ┬▒1,600 feet east of its intersection with State Highway 29; 1010 Big Tree Road, St Helena; APN: 022-032-011.

Staff Recommendation:
Adopt the Negative Declaration and approve the Exception to the Conservation Regulations, RSS Exception, and the Use Permit Modification, as conditioned.

Staff Contact: Wyntress Balcher, Planner II, (707) 299-1351 or wyntress.balcher@countyofnapa.org

Applicant Contact: Tom Adams, (707) 252-7122; TAdams@dpf-law.com

ITEM CONTINUED FROM THE JULY 18, 2018, PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING.

Supporting Documents
A Recommended Findings ( Adobe PDF - 78 kb )
B Recommended Conditions of Approval and Final Agency Memos ( Adobe PDF - 1061 kb )
C Previous Project Conditions ( Adobe PDF - 7744 kb )
D Initial Study/Negative Declaration ( Adobe PDF - 560 kb )
E Public Comments ( Adobe PDF - 59 kb )
F Use Permit Application Packet ( Adobe PDF - 8157 kb )
G Water Availibility Analysis ( Adobe PDF - 1052 kb )
H Wastewater Feasibility Study ( Adobe PDF - 620 kb )
I Traffic Study ( Adobe PDF - 4128 kb )
J Graphics ( Adobe PDF - 1606 kb )
K Winery Comparison Analysis ( Adobe PDF - 133 kb )
L 7B Memo (Added after initial agenda posting) ( Adobe PDF - 145 kb )
M 7B Correspondence (Added after initial agenda posting) ( Adobe PDF - 1938 kb )