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            ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FORM: INITIAL STUDY
Environmental Assessment (E.A.) Number: 41892
Project Case Type (s) and Number(s): PP23318, PP23319, and PP23320
Lead Agency Name: County of Riverside Planning Department
Address: 4080 Lemon Street, 9th Floor, P.O. Box 1409, Riverside, CA 92502-1409
Contact Person: Alisa Krizek
Telephone Number: (951) 955-9075
Applicant’s Name: Europa Village
Applicant’s Address: 41391 Kalmia Street, Suite #200, Murrieta, CA 92562

I.    PROJECT INFORMATION

Project Description: The Europa Village project site is located northwest and adjacent to the
intersection of Rancho California Road and La Serena Road in Riverside County, approximately one
half mile east of the intersection of Butterfield Stage Road and Rancho California Road (Figure 1 and
2). The project is located in the Southwest Area Plan – Agriculture (AG) General Plan Land Use
designation, guided by the Citrus, and Vineyard Policy Area of the County of Riverside’s General
Plan. The existing zoning is Citrus Vineyard (C/V).

The proposed Europa Village project would include the construction of three separate wineries
representing three different regions from countries in Europe (Figure 3). The project would include a
French-style country estate winery (C’est la Vie), a Spanish-style winery (Bolero Cellars), and an
Italian-style winery (Il Poggio). The project would be constructed on a forty-acre site located in the
County of Riverside’s wine country region. The project site is currently planted with vineyards and
has areas of open space.

The Europa Village project would be developed to reflect the values, culture and authenticity of
wine country in old world Europe. Visitors would be able to walk between the various buildings
and grounds, while enjoying wine, food, retail, entertainment and special event venues from three
different countries.

C’est la Vie and Bolero Cellars would each include 10 overnight guest accommodations. Sited
further up the hill, Il Poggio is slated to feature forty guest rooms, with views overlooking wine
country and the distant mountains. In addition, a full service European-style spa and related
amenities would be available to day visitors as well as hotel guests.

Building exteriors as well as the interiors of various tasting rooms, shops, and restaurants would
be designed in old-world European style, while integrating modern technologies and amenities.
Individual and collective winemaking operations are being organized to receive and process
grapes, predominantly grown and harvested from vineyards located within the adjacent 290-acre
Europa Vineyard Estates.

C’est la Vie Winery
The “C’est la Vie Winery” would include a stately chateau-style building, as well as more modest
country French style buildings, all grouped together to form a series of interior and exterior public
gathering spaces. Sited on a ten-acre parcel in the southeast corner of Europa Village, C’est la Vie
Winery is bounded by Rancho California Road to the south and La Serena Road to the east.
Immediately to the west is the proposed Bolero Cellars site, and to the north is the proposed Il Poggio
Winery parcel. The maximum building height of the C’est la Vie Winery would be approximately 49


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feet from grade with a 50 foot tower. C’est la Vie Winery has been designed as a mixed-use country
French-style group of buildings which would include:

   •   A smaller-scale boutique winery designed to receive and crush, ferment, and barrel age
       3,500 gallons of juice from locally grown grapes. This would result in an annual production
       capacity of about 1,450 cases of wine,
   •   An approximately 3,100 square foot public tasting room, sized to accommodate
       approximately 200 visitors,
   •   An approximately 2,100 square foot, 100 seat restaurant, with provisions for an additional
       30 seats located in the adjacent exterior courtyard,
   •   A centralized food service facility. To maximize operational efficiencies, this facility would
       be sized to serve the direct needs of C’est la Vie, as well as serve as the central
       receiving/storage and prep-kitchen for the other two (Bolero and Il Poggio) sites,
   •   A 20 seat VIP tasting room,
   •   A 20 seat private dining room,
   •   A wine library/storage area,
   •   Two retail/ sales rooms combining for approximately 1,600 square feet, as well as
       associated storage areas,
   •   An approximately 3,000 square foot automobile collection storage/display room,
   •   A hotel reception area/lobby to serve ten, one-bedroom, bed and breakfast rooms; and,
   •   Requisite administrative office and storage areas.

Bolero Cellars Winery
The “Bolero Cellars”, based on Spanish Colonial style architecture, would include traditional buildings
and walled courtyards reminiscent of Spanish Andalusian-style and early California mission-style
architecture. Sited on a ten acre parcel in the southwest corner of Europa Village, Bolero Cellars is
bounded by Rancho California Road to the south and the proposed C’est la Vie Winery to the east.
Immediately to the west is the existing Calloway Winery, and to the north is the proposed Il Poggio
Winery parcel. The maximum building height of the Bolera Cellars would be approximately 30 feet
from grade with a 50 foot tower.

Bolero Cellars would include many of the same features as the adjacent C’est la Vie Winery.
Architecturally and stylistically distinct, however, the Bolero Cellars site would be designed to
accommodate the following facilities or functions:

   •   A smaller-scale boutique winery designed to receive and crush, ferment, and barrel age
       3,500 gallons of juice from locally grown grapes. This would result in an annual production
       capacity of about 1,450 cases of wine,
   •   An approximately 3,300 square foot public tasting room, sized to accommodate
       approximately 200 visitors,
   •   An approximately 1,400 square foot 70 to 80 seat restaurant, with provisions for an
       additional 30 seats located in the exterior courtyard,
   •   A food service facility, designed to accommodate on-site food preparation and serving
       needs,
   •   A 20 seat VIP tasting/dining room,
   •   Two retail/ sales rooms combining for approximately 2,000 square feet, as well as
       associated storage areas,
   •   A hotel lobby area to serve the ten, one-bedroom, bed and breakfast rooms; and,
   •   Requisite administrative office and storage areas.




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Il Poggio Winery
“Il Poggio”, which means “at the top of the hill”, is the name given to the Italian Tuscan-style winery,
hotel and spa facilities on top of the hill, immediately to the north of and adjacent to Rancho California
Road. The twenty-acre Il Poggio site would be designed to accommodate two distinct yet stylistically
related groups of buildings; the Il Poggio Winery, (located part way up the hill); and the Il Poggio Hotel
and Spa, (located further up the hill). The maximum building height of the Il Poggio Winery would be
approximately 45 feet from grade with a 50 foot tower. The maximum building height of the Hotel/Spa
would be approximately 37 feet from grade with a 50 foot tower. These two groups of buildings are
further defined as follows:

Il Poggio Winery: This portion of the Il Poggio site would be designed to accommodate the
following uses:
     • A 40,000 case capacity winery, including production areas to receive and crush, ferment,
        and barrel age wine from locally produced grapes or juice from other California vineyards,
     • An approximately 22,000 square foot combination retail sales and tasting room, including
        requisite service bar, prep, and storage areas,
     • Private Barrel Chai Tasting Room,
     • An Approximately 2,000 square foot public tour tasting areas, located in underground
        caves,
     • A warming/service kitchen to serve both regular and special event functions,
     • An outdoor, yet covered, multi-purpose gathering space, which adjoins a traditionally
        styled and paved outdoor arrival and event plaza; and,
     • Offices and storage rooms to serve both production operations and hospitality functions.

Il Poggio Hotel/Spa: This portion of the Il Poggio site would be designed to accommodate the
following uses:
     • A hotel lobby/reception area,
     • Forty hotel guest accommodations including: thirty one-bedroom units; six one-bedroom
        suites; and four two-bedroom suites,
     • An exercise/aerobics room to serve hotel guests,
     • A multi-use meeting/exercise room to serve hotel guests,
     • Normal hotel operations, housekeeping, and storage areas,
     • An approximately 7,500 square foot spa facility with eight treatment rooms as well as the
        following amenities:
        o A combined guest lobby/reception and sales area,
        o Separate men’s and women’s locker rooms, each including steam and sauna rooms,
            plunge pools, toilets, changing areas, and lounge,
        o A Manicure/Pedicure Room; and,
        o Spa employee lounge, as well as normal storage and operational areas

Parking
A “shared parking” concept would be employed to reduce the need for additional on-site parking to
accommodate larger groups at one or more of the individual, but adjoining project sites (C’est la Vie,
Bolero Cellars, or Il Poggio). Utilizing provisions of the planning code, this approach would allow
more land to be preserved in vineyard than would normally be possible otherwise. To the greatest
extent possible and to minimize impacts on the site, non-public vineyard access and/or service roads
would remain unpaved, or receive a permeable driving surface. Table 1, identifies the parking supply
and requirements for each project component.




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                                               Table 1
                                         Parking Tabulations
                           C'EST LA VIE         BOLERO CELLARS              IL POGGIO         TOTAL SITE
        Use              Sq. Ft.  Spaces         Sq. Ft. Spaces         Sq. Ft.   Spaces         Sq. Ft.
  Retail                  1608        9           2033     11              -          -           3641
  Tasting Rooms           3135       70           3269     73            1998       45            8402
  Wine Production         1865        0           2726     0            22568        0           27159
  Car Museum              2814        2             -       -              -          -           2814
  Restaurants             2194       40           1425     26              -          -           3619
  Hotel Rooms              10        10            10      10             40        40             60
  Spa                       -         -             -       -            7517        19           7517
  Employees                40        20            40      20             28         14            108
 Total Required                     151                   140                       118            409
 Total Provided                     151                   140                       144            435


Grading
The grading for the proposed project would be balanced on site. Table 2 below, identifies the grading
quantities of cut and fill for each project component.

                                                Table 2
                                           Grading Quantities
                                                  CUT                                    FILL
 C’est La Vie                               12,000 cubic feet                       6,000 cubic feet
 Bolero Cellars                             16,000 cubic feet                      58,000 cubic feet
 Il Poggio                                 135,000 cubic feet                      99,000 cubic feet
 Total                                     163,000 cubic feet                     163,000 cubic feet


   A. Type of Project: Site Specific        ;    Countywide      ;   Community      ;   Policy    .

   B. Total Project Area: 40 acres

Residential Acres: N/A       Lots: N/A      Units: N/A                      Projected No. of Residents: N/A
Commercial Acres: 40         Lots: 3        Sq. Ft. of Bldg. Area: 53,152   Est. No. of Employees: 108
Industrial Acres: N/A        Lots: N/A      Sq. Ft. of Bldg. Area: N/A      Est. No. of Employees: N/A
Other: N/A

Assessor’s Parcel No(s): 943-260-025, 943-260-026

   C. Street References: The Europa Village project site is located northwest and adjacent to the
      intersection of Rancho California Road and La Serena Road in Riverside County.

   D. Section, Township & Range Description or reference/attach a Legal Description:
      Unsectioned portion of Township 7S, Range 2W, SBBM in the Long Valley area of Riverside
      County.

Brief description of the existing environmental setting of the project site and its surroundings:
The Europa Village project site is located northwest and adjacent to the intersection of Rancho
California Road and La Serena Road in Riverside County, approximately one half mile east of the
intersection of Butterfield Stage Road and Rancho California Road. The project would be located in
the Southwest Area Plan – Agriculture, Citrus, and Vineyard Policy Area of the County of Riverside’s
General Plan. The existing zoning is Citrus Vineyard (C/V). The project site is currently planted with
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vineyards, ornamental trees and has areas of open space. The topography of the project site is
relatively flat adjacent to Rancho California Road with rolling hill as you travel north. The surrounding
properties are all zoned C/V. The property to the direct north of the project is an orchard. To the east
of the project site is La Serena Way. Directly across La Serena Way is the Baily Vineyard and Winery
(which includes Carol’s Restaurant at Baily Winery onsite). To the north of the Baily Vineyard and
Winery and to the east of the project site is the Loma Vista Bed and Breakfast. Further east of the
project site is the Miramonte Winery and the Mount Palomar Winery. To the direct south of the project
site is Rancho California Road. On the south side of Rancho California Road and to the southeast of
the project site is the Thornton Winery (which includes Café Champagne onsite). To the southwest of
the project site, on the south side of Rancho California Road is the Inn at Churon Winery.

II.     APPLICABLE GENERAL PLAN AND ZONING REGULATIONS

      A. General Plan Elements/Policies:

         1. Land Use: Chapter 3: Land Use Element (Riverside County Integrated Project General
            Plan) consistency will be analyzed in the EIR.

         2. Circulation: Chapter 4: Circulation Element (Riverside County Integrated Project General
            Plan) consistency will be analyzed in the EIR.

         3. Multipurpose Open Space: Chapter 5: Multipurpose Open Space Element (Riverside
            County Integrated Project General Plan) consistency will be analyzed in the EIR.

         4. Safety: Chapter 6: Public Safety Element (Riverside County Integrated Project General
            Plan) consistency will be analyzed in the EIR.

         5. Noise: Chapter 7: Noise Element (Riverside County Integrated Project General Plan)
            consistency will be analyzed in the EIR.

         6. Housing: N/A

         7. Air Quality: Chapter 9: Air Quality Element (Riverside County Integrated Project General
            Plan) consistency will be analyzed in the EIR.

      B. General Plan Area Plan(s): Southwest Area Plan

      C. Foundation Component(s): Agriculture

      D. Land Use Designation(s): Agriculture (AG) (10 Acre Minimum)

      E. Overlay(s), if any: N/A

      F. Policy Area(s), if any: Citrus Vineyard Rural Policy Area

      G. Adjacent and Surrounding:

         1. Area Plan(s): Southwest Area Plan

         2. Foundation Component(s): Agriculture

         3. Land Use Designation(s): Agriculture (AG) (10 Acre Minimum)


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         4. Overlay(s): N/A

         5. Policy Area(s), if any: Citrus Vineyard Rural Policy Area

    H. Adopted Specific Plan Information

         1. Name and Number of Specific Plan, if any: N/A

         2. Specific Plan Planning Area, and Policies, if any: N/A

    I.   Existing Zoning: Citrus Vineyard (C/V)

    J. Proposed Zoning, if any: N/A

    K. Adjacent and Surrounding Zoning: Citrus Vineyard (C/V)

III.   ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS POTENTIALLY AFFECTED
The environmental factors checked below ( x ) would be potentially affected by this project, involving
at least one impact that is a “Potentially Significant Impact” or “Less than Significant with Mitigation
Incorporated” as indicated by the checklist on the following pages.

   Aesthetics                   Hazards & Hazardous Materials         Public Services
   Agriculture Resources        Hydrology/Water Quality               Recreation
   Air Quality                  Land Use/Planning                     Transportation/Traffic
   Biological Resources         Mineral Resources                     Utilities/Service Systems
   Cultural Resources           Noise                                 Other
   Geology/Soils                Population/Housing                    Mandatory Findings of Significance

IV.   DETERMINATION
On the basis of this initial evaluation:

A PREVIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT/NEGATIVE DECLARATION WAS NOT
PREPARED.
     I find that the proposed project COULD NOT have a significant effect on the environment, and a
NEGATIVE DECLARATION will be prepared.
     I find that although the proposed project could have a significant effect on the environment, there
will not be a significant effect in this case because revisions in the project, described in this document,
have been made or agreed to by the project proponent. A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION
will be prepared.
      I find that the proposed project MAY have a significant effect on the environment, and an
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT is required.

A PREVIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT/NEGATIVE DECLARATION WAS PREPARED
     I find that although the proposed project could have a significant effect on the environment, NO
NEW ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTATION IS REQUIRED because (a) all potentially significant
effects of the proposed project have been adequately analyzed in an earlier EIR or Negative
Declaration pursuant to applicable legal standards, (b) all potentially significant effects of the proposed
project have been avoided or mitigated pursuant to that earlier EIR or Negative Declaration, (c) the
proposed project will not result in any new significant environmental effects not identified in the earlier
EIR or Negative Declaration, (d) the proposed project will not substantially increase the severity of the
environmental effects identified in the earlier EIR or Negative Declaration, (e) no considerably different
mitigation measures have been identified and (f) no mitigation measures found infeasible have
become feasible.

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      I find that although all potentially significant effects have been adequately analyzed in an earlier
EIR or Negative Declaration pursuant to applicable legal standards, some changes or additions are
necessary but none of the conditions described in California Code of Regulations, Section 15162
exist. An ADDENDUM to a previously-certified EIR or Negative Declaration has been prepared and
will be considered by the approving body or bodies.
       I find that at least one of the conditions described in California Code of Regulations, Section
15162 exist, but I further find that only minor additions or changes are necessary to make the previous
EIR adequately apply to the project in the changed situation; therefore a SUPPLEMENT TO THE
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT is required that need only contain the information necessary to
make the previous EIR adequate for the project as revised.
        I find that at least one of the following conditions described in California Code of Regulations,
Section 15162, exist and a SUBSEQUENT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT is required: (1)
Substantial changes are proposed in the project which will require major revisions of the previous EIR
or negative declaration due to the involvement of new significant environmental effects or a substantial
increase in the severity of previously identified significant effects; (2) Substantial changes have
occurred with respect to the circumstances under which the project is undertaken which will require
major revisions of the previous EIR or negative declaration due to the involvement of new significant
environmental effects or a substantial increase in the severity of previously identified significant
effects; or (3) New information of substantial importance, which was not known and could not have
been known with the exercise of reasonable diligence at the time the previous EIR was certified as
complete or the negative declaration was adopted, shows any the following:(A) The project will have
one or more significant effects not discussed in the previous EIR or negative declaration;(B)
Significant effects previously examined will be substantially more severe than shown in the previous
EIR or negative declaration;(C) Mitigation measures or alternatives previously found not to be feasible
would in fact be feasible, and would substantially reduce one or more significant effects of the project,
but the project proponents decline to adopt the mitigation measures or alternatives; or,(D) Mitigation
measures or alternatives which are considerably different from those analyzed in the previous EIR or
negative declaration would substantially reduce one or more significant effects of the project on the
environment, but the project proponents decline to adopt the mitigation measures or alternatives.



Signature                                                    Date

Alisa Krizek                                                 For Ron Goldman, Planning Director
Printed Name




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V.    ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES ASSESSMENT

In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) (Public Resources Code Section
21000-21178.1), this Initial Study has been prepared to analyze the proposed project to determine
any potential significant impacts upon the environment that would result from construction and
implementation of the project. In accordance with California Code of Regulations, Section 15063, this
Initial Study is a preliminary analysis prepared by the Lead Agency, the County of Riverside, in
consultation with other jurisdictional agencies, to determine whether a Negative Declaration, Mitigated
Negative Declaration, or an Environmental Impact Report is required for the proposed project. The
purpose of this Initial Study is to inform the decision-makers, affected agencies, and the public of
potential environmental impacts associated with the implementation of the proposed project.

                                                              Potentially     Less than       Less         No
                                                              Significant    Significant      Than       Impact
                                                                Impact           with      Significant
                                                                              Mitigation     Impact
                                                                            Incorporated
AESTHETICS Would the project
1.   Scenic Resources
     a) Have a substantial effect upon a scenic highway
        corridor within which it is located?
     b) Substantially damage scenic resources, including,
        but not limited to, trees, rock outcroppings and
        unique or landmark features; obstruct any
        prominent scenic vista or view open to the public;
        or result in the creation of an aesthetically
        offensive site open to public view?
Source: Riverside County General Plan Figure C-9 “Scenic Highways”


Findings of Fact:
1a) The proposed project includes the construction of three separate wineries representing three
different regions from countries in Europe. The project would be constructed on a forty-acre site
located in the County of Riverside’s wine country. There are no scenic highways located within the
project area according to the Riverside County General Plan Figure C-9 “Scenic Highways” map.
Therefore, the proposed project would have a less than significant impact.

1b) Currently the project site is mostly undeveloped with areas of disturbed open space. The site
does not include any trees, rock outcrops or landmark features. In addition, there are no scenic vistas
located within the project site. As a result, the proposed project would not substantially impact any
scenic resources. Therefore, the proposed project may have a significant impact. Further analysis is
required and will be addressed in the EIR.

Mitigation: The EIR will analyze whether the proposed project would result in impacts to scenic
resources and provide mitigations measures as appropriate.

Monitoring: An appropriate monitoring program will be identified in the EIR should mitigation be
applicable.




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                                                               Potentially     Less than       Less         No
                                                               Significant    Significant      Than       Impact
                                                                 Impact           with      Significant
                                                                               Mitigation     Impact
                                                                             Incorporated



2.   Mt. Palomar Observatory
     a) Interfere with the nighttime use of the Mt. Palomar
        Observatory, as protected through Riverside
        County Ordinance No. 655?
Source: GIS database, Ord. No. 655 (Regulating Light Pollution)


Findings of Fact:
2a) The proposed project would be located within Zone B of the Mt. Palomar Observatory policy area.
As a result, the project would have the potential to contribute to night light. However, compliance with
the Riverside County Ordinance No 655 would assure that the projects impacts would be less than
significant. This is a standard Condition of Approval and not considered mitigation pursuant to CEQA.

Mitigation: No mitigation measures are required.

Monitoring: No monitoring measures are required.

3.   Other Lighting Issues
     a) Create a new source of substantial light or glare
         which would adversely affect day or nighttime
         views in the area?
     b) Expose residential property to unacceptable light
        levels?
Source: On-site Inspection, Project Application Description


Findings of Fact:
3a-b) The proposed project includes the construction of three separate wineries representing three
different regions from countries in Europe. The project would be constructed on a forty-acre site that
is currently undeveloped. The proposed project would have the potential to create new glare and
night time lighting impacts to an area that is currently undeveloped. As a result, the proposed project
would have the potential to adversely affect day and/or nighttime views in the area. Further analysis is
required and will be analyzed further in the EIR.

Mitigation: The EIR will analyze whether the proposed project would result in impacts to lighting and
provide mitigations measures as appropriate.

Monitoring:   An appropriate monitoring program will be identified in the EIR should mitigation be
applicable.

AGRICULTURE RESOURCES Would the project
4.  Agriculture
    a) Convert Prime Farmland, Unique Farmland, or
       Farmland of Statewide Importance (Farmland) as
       shown on the maps prepared pursuant to the
       Farmland Mapping and Monitoring Program of the
       California Resources Agency, to non-agricultural
       use?
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                                                                Potentially     Less than       Less         No
                                                                Significant    Significant      Than       Impact
                                                                  Impact           with      Significant
                                                                                Mitigation     Impact
                                                                              Incorporated

     b) Conflict with existing agricultural use, or a
         Williamson Act (agricultural preserve) contract
         (Riv. Co. Agricultural Land Conservation Contract
         Maps)?
     c) Cause development of non-agricultural uses within
         300 feet of agriculturally zoned property
         (Ordinance No. 625 “Right-to-Farm”)?
     d) Involve other changes in the existing environment
         which, due to their location or nature, could result
         in conversion of Farmland, to non-agricultural
         use?
Source: Riverside County General Plan Figure OS-2 “Agricultural Resources,” GIS database, and
Project Application Materials.

Findings of Fact:
4a) The project site is located within the boundaries of land designated as Unique Farmland – as
designated by the most recent version of the Important Farmland Map (as prepared by the California
Department of Conservation, Farmland Mapping and Monitoring Program). The proposed project
would maintain a primarily agricultural use with seventy-five (75) percent of the net project area
planted in vineyards. As a result the project would not convert agricultural use to non-agricultural
uses. Therefore, no impact would occur.

4b) The proposed project is not within an agricultural preserve as identified on the County’s General
Plan Figure OS-2 “Agricultural Resources”. As a result, the proposed project would not have the
potential to conflict with existing agricultural use, or a Williamson Act Contract. Therefore, no impact
would occur.

4c) The proposed project includes the construction of three separate wineries representing three
different regions from countries in Europe. The proposed project would maintain a primarily
agricultural use with seventy-five (75) percent of the net project area planted in vineyards. The project
would be consistent with the development standards of the C/V zone. The C/V zone was established
to preserve the distinctive character of the area and to protect against the location of uses that are
incompatible with agricultural uses. As a result, the project would not cause the development of a non
agricultural use. No further analysis is warranted.

4d) The project will not involve other changes in the existing environment which, due to their location
or nature, would result in conversion of Farmland, to non-agricultural use.

Mitigation: No mitigation is required.

Monitoring: No mitigation is required.

AIR QUALITY Would the project
5.   Air Quality Impacts
     a) Conflict with or obstruct implementation of the
        applicable air quality plan?
     b) Violate any air quality standard or contribute
        substantially to an existing or projected air quality
        violation?
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                                                                  Potentially     Less than       Less         No
                                                                  Significant    Significant      Than       Impact
                                                                    Impact           with      Significant
                                                                                  Mitigation     Impact
                                                                                Incorporated

     c) Result in a cumulatively considerable net increase
         of any criteria pollutant for which the project region
         is non-attainment under an applicable federal or
         state ambient air quality standard (including
         releasing emissions which exceed quantitative
         thresholds for ozone precursors)?
     d) Expose sensitive receptors which are located
         within 1 mile of the project site to project
         substantial point source emissions?
     e) Involve the construction of a sensitive receptor
         located within one mile of an existing substantial
         point source emitter?
     f) Create objectionable odors affecting a substantial
         number of people?
Source: SCAQMD CEQA Air Quality Handbook Table 6-2


Findings of Fact:
5a) Site preparation and construction activities could generate substantial short term temporary and
long term operational emissions of particulates and other criteria air pollutants that may exceed
significance thresholds. Stationary and mobile source emissions associated with the project may
result in project emissions that exceed South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)
thresholds of significance. These new emissions, added to existing sources of air pollution and
cumulative development planned for the area, could contribute to the degraded air quality within the
Air Basin. An air quality report should be prepared to determine if the project would significantly
impact the Air Basin. A project conflicts with or obstructs implementation of the applicable air quality
plan if the project is incompatible with the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)
and the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) air quality policies. The assumptions
for growth and associated air quality impacts have been established by SCAG, and these
assumptions are utilized in SCAQMD’s Draft 2007 Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP)
(SCAQMD, 2006).

The project area is located in the South Coast Air Basin and SCAQMD, which is responsible for the
development of the regional AQMPs and efforts to regulate pollutant emissions from a variety of
sources. SCAQMD developed the 2007 AQMP, which is designed to meet both state and federal
Clean Air Act (CAA) planning requirements for all areas under SCAQMD jurisdiction. The 2007 AQMP
focuses on reduction strategies for ozone and particulate matter. The 2007 AQMP sets forth
procedures for measurements, control strategies, and air quality modeling. To assure the goals and
policies established in the 2007 AQMP are maintained, ambient standards have been established for
the following criteria pollutants: ozone (O3), particulate matter less than 10 microns in diameter (PM10)
and less than 2.5 microns in diameter (PM2.5), carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur
dioxide (SO2), and lead. The Basin is a nonattainment area, or does not meet established ambient air
quality standards, for O3 (for both the 1-hour and 8-hour standards), PM10, and PM2.5. The CAA sets
certain deadlines for meeting the NAAQS within the Basin including: 1-hour O3 by the year 2010;
8-hour O3 by the year 2021; and PM2.5 by the year 2015. The land uses proposed as part of the
project would be developed in a manner that is consistent with applicable land use and zoning
designations, as well as policies provided by the Riverside County Integrated Project General Plan to
protect air quality. Nevertheless, the proposed project has the potential to conflict with applicable air

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quality plans. As a result, an air quality report should be prepared to determine the impacts that may
be associated with the project, if any. The EIR will include analysis of the potential impacts

5b) Construction of Europa Village would include site grading and construction of each facility and
associated parking; demolition would not be required as no structures currently exist on the site.
Construction of the site and its infrastructure would generate fugitive dust emissions from grading and
building construction activities. All grading would be balanced on site. Upon completion of the
proposed project foundation, buildings, utility infrastructure, and the parking area would be
constructed; driveways would be added and landscaping would be completed. As a result, the
implementation of the proposed project has the potential violate air quality standards. Therefore, an
air quality report should be prepared to determine the impacts that may be associated with the project,
if any. The EIR will include analysis of the potential impacts.

5c) To determine if the project would result in a cumulatively considerable net increase of any criteria
pollutant for which the project region is in nonattainment under an applicable federal or state ambient
air quality standard (including releasing emissions which exceed quantitative thresholds for ozone
precursors), the methods provided in SCAQMD's CEQA Air Quality Handbook will be utilized
(SCAQMD, 1993). Daily emissions during construction will be compiled using URBEMIS 2002, which
is an emissions estimation/evaluation model developed by the California Air Resources Board
(CARB). Further analysis is required and will be analyzed in the EIR.

5d) Sensitive receptors are considered highly sensitive to air pollution and include population groups
such as children, the elderly, and acutely and chronically ill persons, especially those with cardio-
respiratory disease. In addition, sensitive receptors include residential development, hospitals, and
schools. The project would be constructed and operated on land that is presently planted with
vineyard, adjacent to other agricultural uses. CARB has declared that Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM)
from diesel engine exhaust is a toxic air emission (TAC). Additionally, the California Office of
Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has determined that chronic exposure to DPM
can cause carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic health effects. Further analysis is required and will be
analyzed in the EIR.

5e) Sensitive receptors are considered highly sensitive to air pollution and include population groups
such as children, the elderly, and acutely and chronically ill persons, especially those with cardio-
respiratory disease. In addition, sensitive receptors include residential development, hospitals, and
schools. For construction, there is the possibility of release of DPM associated with heavy equipment
operations during grading activities. Even so, construction of the project would not result in a release
of TAC to significant levels. Project operations would not require the extensive use of diesel fueled
equipment or related emissions sources. As explained in the Hazards and Hazardous Materials
discussion of this IS, potential toxic and hazardous materials would be effectively contained on-site
and would comply with all applicable rules and regulations related to handling, storage, and disposal.
Furthermore, the proposed project would not involve the construction of any sensitive receptor within
one mile of an existing substantial point source emitter. Therefore, the impacts would be less than
significant.

5f) Potential sources that may emit odorous emissions during construction activities include the use of
architectural coatings and solvents. SCAQMD Rule 1113 limits the amount of volatile organic
compounds from architectural coatings and solvents. Via mandatory compliance with SCAQMD rules,
no construction activities or materials are proposed which would create objectionable odors. The
proposed project is surrounded by agricultural related uses. Any operational aromas generated by the
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proposed project would be consistent with the surrounding land uses. Impacts would be less than
significant.

Mitigation: The EIR will analyze whether the proposed project would result in impacts to air quality and
provide mitigations measures as appropriate.

Monitoring:   An appropriate monitoring program will be identified in the EIR should mitigation be
applicable.

BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES Would the project
6.    Wildlife & Vegetation
     a) Conflict with the provisions of an adopted Habitat
         Conservation       Plan,   Natural     Conservation
         Community Plan, or other approved local,
         regional, or state conservation plan?
     b) Have a substantial adverse effect, either directly
         or through habitat modifications, on any
         endangered, or threatened species, as listed in
         Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations
         (Sections 670.2 or 670.5) or in Title 50, Code of
         Federal Regulations (Sections 17.11 or 17.12)?
     c) Have a substantial adverse effect, either directly
         or through habitat modifications, on any species
         identified as a candidate, sensitive, or special
         status species in local or regional plans, policies,
         or regulations, or by the California Department of
         Fish and Game or U. S. Wildlife Service?
     d) Interfere substantially with the movement of any
         native resident or migratory fish or wildlife species
         or with established native resident migratory
         wildlife corridors, or impede the use of native
         wildlife nursery sites?
     e) Have a substantial adverse effect on any riparian
         habitat or other sensitive natural community
         identified in local or regional plans, policies,
         regulations or by the California Department of Fish
         and Game or U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service?
     f) Have a substantial adverse effect on federally
         protected wetlands as defined by Section 404 of
         the Clean Water Act (including, but not limited to,
         marsh, vernal pool, coastal, etc.) through direct
         removal, filling, hydrological interruption, or other
         means?
     g) Conflict with any local policies or ordinances
         protecting biological resources, such as a tree
         preservation policy or ordinance?
Source: GIS database, WRCMSHCP, On-site Inspection


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Findings of Fact:
6a) The proposed project is not located within or adjacent to an MSHCP criteria cell. However, the
project has the potential to impact other Habitat Conservation Plan, Natural Conservation Community
Plan, or other approved local, regional, or state conservation plan. The EIR will include analysis of
the potential impacts.

6b) Development of the proposed project could adversely impact habitat for threatened and
endangered species (TES) and wildlife movement corridors within the Riverside area. A biological
report should be prepared to determine the biological impacts that may be associated with the project,
if any. The EIR will include analysis of the potential impacts.

6c) See 6b) above. The EIR will include analysis of the potential impacts.

6d) The proposed project has the potential to impact the movement of any native resident or migratory
fish or wildlife species and/or with established native resident migratory wildlife corridors. The EIR will
include analysis of the potential impacts.

6e) The proposed project may impact sensitive habitat and or effect jurisdictional state or federally
designated jurisdictional waters. Currently, the project site has limited habitat onsite. A biological
report should be prepared to determine the biological impacts that may be associated with the project,
if any. The EIR will include analysis of the potential impacts.

6f) See 6e) above. The EIR will include analysis of the potential impacts.

6g) The proposed project has the potential to conflict with local policies and/or ordinances protecting
biological resources, such as a tree preservation policy or ordinance. EIR will include analysis of the
potential impacts.

Mitigation: The EIR will analyze whether the proposed project would result in impacts to biological
resources and provide mitigations measures as appropriate.

Monitoring:   An appropriate monitoring program will be identified in the EIR should mitigation be
applicable.

CULTURAL RESOURCES Would the project
7.   Historic Resources
     a) Alter or destroy an historic site?
     b) Cause a substantial adverse change in the
        significance of a historical resource as defined in
        California Code of Regulations, Section 15064.5?
Source: On-site Inspection, Project Application Materials


Findings of Fact:

7a-b) The project site is currently undeveloped. Construction activities could potentially disturb
previously unidentified surface and subsurface historical resources in the area. To determine potential
impacts, a records search of all pertinent survey and data for the project area along with a quarter-
mile buffer will be obtained. Thus, all previous surveys, studies, and site records pertaining to the
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project area will be accessed. All pertinent records will be reviewed in the Directory of Properties in
the Historic Property Data File for Riverside County for information on sites of recognized historical
significance. This directory, which lists all properties contained in the National Register of Historic
Places, the California Register of Historic Resources, the California Inventory of Historic Resources
(1976), the California Historical Landmarks (1996), and the California Points of Historical Interest
(1992), will be reviewed for all federal and state-listed historical resources in or near the project area.
Further analysis is required and will be analyzed in the EIR.

Mitigation: The EIR will analyze whether the proposed project would result in impacts to historic
resources and provide mitigations measures as appropriate.

Monitoring:   An appropriate monitoring program will be identified in the EIR should mitigation be
applicable.

8.   Archaeological Resources
     a) Alter or destroy an archaeological site.
     b) Cause a substantial adverse change in the
        significance of an archaeological resource
        pursuant to California Code of Regulations,
        Section 15064.5?
     c) Disturb any human remains, including those
        interred outside of formal cemeteries?
     d) Restrict existing religious or sacred uses within the
        potential impact area?
Source: Project Application Materials


Findings of Fact:
8a-b) The project site is currently undeveloped. There are no known archaeological resources on or
adjacent to the project site; however, there is the potential to disturb previously unidentified surface
and subsurface cultural resources in the area. Disturbance could potential occur during construction
activities; however, project operational activities would result in less than a significant impact. In the
event any archaeological artifacts or dense deposits of shell, historical refuse, faunal and/or floral
remains are found during construction, all construction activities within 50 feet will be immediately
halted and the County will be notified. A qualified archaeological monitor will inspect the findings
within 24 hours of the discovery. A cultural/paleontological report will be prepared to determine the
cultural/paleontological impacts that may be associated with the project, if any. Further analysis is
required and will be analyzed in the EIR.

8c) No visible evidence exists to indicate that burials or any large prehistoric or historic occupation
existed within the project area. However, unexpected discoveries are possible even in areas of
putative low-sensitivity. A cultural report will be prepared to determine the cultural impacts that may be
associated with the project, if any. Further analysis is required and will be analyzed in the EIR.

8d) No visible evidence exists that would indicate that the project area is a significant religious site or
is a traditional cultural property. The property has been disturbed and presently contains vineyards.
The vineyards have modified the site and the site no longer retains native features or landscape
elements that would be associated with traditional religious beliefs or practices. However, further
analysis is required and will be analyzed in the EIR.
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Mitigation:   The EIR will analyze whether the proposed project would result in impacts to
archaeological resources and provide mitigations measures as appropriate.

Monitoring:   An appropriate monitoring program will be identified in the EIR should mitigation be
applicable.

9.   Paleontological Resources
     a) Directly or indirectly destroy a unique
        paleontological resource, or site, or unique
        geologic feature?
Source: Riverside County General Plan Figure OS-8 “Paleontological Sensitivity”


Findings of Fact:
9a) Paleontological resources are the fossilized evidence of past life found in the geologic record.
Despite the tremendous volume of sedimentary rock deposits preserved worldwide and the enormous
number of organisms that have lived through time, preservation of plant or animal remains as fossils
is an extremely rare occurrence. The project site is currently undeveloped and located in a high
sensitivity area of the Riverside County General Plan Figure OS-8 “Paleontological Sensitivity” map.
Construction activities could potentially disturb previously unidentified surface and subsurface cultural
resources in the area. A cultural/paleontological report will be prepared to determine the
cultural/paleontological impacts that may be associated with the project, if any. Further analysis is
required and will be analyzed in the EIR.

Mitigation:    The EIR will analyze whether the proposed project would result in impacts to
paleontological resources and provide mitigations measures as appropriate.

Monitoring:   An appropriate monitoring program will be identified in the EIR should mitigation be
applicable.

GEOLOGY AND SOILS Would the project
10. Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zone or County
     Fault Hazard Zones
     a) Expose people or structures to potential
         substantial adverse effects, including the risk of
         loss, injury, or death?
     b) Be subject to rupture of a known earthquake fault,
         as delineated on the most recent Alquist-Priolo
         Earthquake Fault Zoning Map issued by the State
         Geologist for the area or based on other
         substantial evidence of a known fault?
Source: Riverside County General Plan Figure S-2 “Earthquake Fault Study Zones,” GIS database,
Geologist Comments, Geotechnical Investigation


Findings of Fact:
10a-b) Southern Riverside County is located in a seismically active area. The closest known faults to
the project sites is the Elsinore fault that runs parallel to Interstate 15 and the San Jacinto fault that
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runs to the east of Interstate 215. As a result, the project site could be subject to seismic hazards, be
located on a geologic unit that is unstable or has the potential to become unstable, or result in erosion
or loss of top soil. A geotechnical report is required by the County prior to project approval. The
geotechnical report will be prepared for the project to determine the characteristics of the soils and
underlying formation prior to the construction of the project. Further analysis is required and will be
analyzed in the EIR.

Mitigation: The EIR will analyze whether the proposed project would result in impacts relating to fault
zones and provide mitigations measures as appropriate.

Monitoring:   An appropriate monitoring program will be identified in the EIR should mitigation be
applicable.

11.   Liquefaction Potential Zone
     a) Be subject to seismic-related ground failure,
         including liquefaction?
Source:     Riverside County General Plan Figure S-3 “Generalized Liquefaction”, Geotechnical
Investigation


Findings of Fact:
11a) Liquefaction is a phenomenon where soils lose their strength due to strong seismic shaking.
Liquefaction tends to occur in saturated, loose sandy soils with a high groundwater table (50 feet or
less below ground surface).The proposed project is located in area with a very low risk for liquefaction
according to the Riverside County General Plan Figure S-3 “Generalized Liquefaction” map. The
subject site is not anticipated to be compromised by the proposed development. Impacts would be
less than significant.

Mitigation: No mitigation measures are required.

Monitoring: No monitoring measures are required.

12.   Ground-shaking Zone
     Be subject to strong seismic ground shaking?
Source: Riverside County General Plan Figure S-4 “Earthquake-Induced Slope Instability Map,” and
Figures S-13 through S-21 (showing General Ground Shaking Risk), Geotechnical Investigation


Findings of Fact:
12a) See Geology and Soils response 10a, above. A geotechnical report should be prepared for the
project to determine the characteristics of the soils and underlying formation prior to the construction
of the project. A geotechnical report is required by the County prior to project approval. The
geotechnical report will be prepared for the project to determine the characteristics of the soils and
underlying formation prior to the construction of the project. Further analysis is required and will be
analyzed in the EIR.

Mitigation: The EIR will analyze whether the proposed project would result in impacts relating to
ground-shaking and provide mitigations measures as appropriate.

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Monitoring:   An appropriate monitoring program will be identified in the EIR should mitigation be
applicable.

13.  Landslide Risk
     a) Be located on a geologic unit or soil that is
         unstable, or that would become unstable as a
         result of the project, and potentially result in on- or
         off-site landslide, lateral spreading, collapse, or
         rockfall hazards?
Source: On-site Inspection, Riverside County General Plan Figure S-5 “Regions Underlain by Steep
Slope”, Geotechnical Investigation


Findings of Fact:
13a) See Geology and Soils 10, above. A geotechnical report will be prepared for the project to
determine the characteristics of the soils and underlying formation prior to the construction of the
project. Further analysis is required and will be analyzed in the EIR.

Mitigation: The EIR will analyze whether the proposed project would result in impacts related to
landslide risk and provide mitigations measures as appropriate.

Monitoring:   An appropriate monitoring program will be identified in the EIR should mitigation be
applicable.

14.  Ground Subsidence
     a) Be located on a geologic unit or soil that is
        unstable, or that would become unstable as a
        result of the project, and potentially result in
        ground subsidence?
Source: RCIP Figure S-7 “Documented Subsidence Areas”, Geotechnical Investigation


Findings of Fact:
14a) See Geology and Soils 10a, above. A geotechnical report will be prepared for the project to
determine the characteristics of the soils and underlying formation prior to the construction of the
project. The results of that report will be analyzed in the EIR. Further analysis of this issue is required
and will be analyzed in the EIR.

Mitigation: The EIR will analyze whether the proposed project would result in impacts related to
ground subsidence and provide mitigations measures as appropriate.

Monitoring:   An appropriate monitoring program will be identified in the EIR should mitigation be
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15.  Other Geologic Hazards
     a) Be subject to geologic hazards, such as seiche,
        mudflow, or volcanic hazard?
Source: On-site Inspection, Project Application Materials


Findings of Fact:
15a) A seiche is a rhythmic motion of water in a partially or completely landlocked water body caused
by landslides, earthquake-induced ground accelerations, or ground offset. There are surface water
reservoirs in the region but none are close enough to pose a threat of a seiche wave that would affect
the project site. In addition, mudflow potential would be small due to the gentle slopes within the
project area. Furthermore, there are no volcanic hazards within the immediate vicinity of the project.
Potential impacts related to project implementation would be less than significant.

Mitigation: No mitigation measures are required.

Monitoring: No monitoring measures are required.

16.  Slopes
     a) Change topography or ground surface relief
        features?
     b) Create cut or fill slopes greater than 2:1 or higher
        than 10 feet?
     c) Result in grading that affects or negates
        subsurface sewage disposal systems?
Source: RCIP figure S-5 “Regions Underlain by Steep Slopes”, Building and Safety – Grading
Review, Project Application Materials, Grading Plan


Findings of Fact:
16a-b) The proposed project would not substantially change the existing topography of the site. A
total of 40 acres would be graded and or cleared. The proposed grading is designed to use the onsite
topography and therefore not significantly alter the existing topography. The project would have some
cut and fill but the grading would be balanced on site. The table below identifies the grading quantities
of cut and fill for each project component.

                                          Grading Quantities
                              CUT                    FILL                     EXPORT TO BOLERO
                                                                                   CELLARS
      C’est La Vie      12,000 cubic yards       6,000 cubic yards              6,000 cubic yards
      Bolero Cellars    16,000 cubic yards      58,000 cubic yards                      -
      Il Poggio        135,000 cubic yards      99,000 cubic yards             36,000 cubic yards
      Total            163,000 cubic yards     163,000 cubic yards             42,000 cubic yards


All staging and equipment storage activities during grading would occur on-site. The project does not
include any cut of fill slopes greater than 10 feet. As a result, the proposed project would have a less
than significant impact.
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16c) Subsurface structures do not currently exist on the site. No impact would occur.

Mitigation: No mitigation measures are required.

Monitoring: No monitoring measures are required.

17.   Soils
     a) Result in substantial soil erosion or the loss of
         topsoil?
     b) Be located on expansive soil, as defined in Table
         18-1-B of the Uniform Building Code (1994),
         creating substantial risks to life or property?
Source: RCIP figure S-6 “Engineering Geologic Materials Map”, Flood Control review, Building and
Safety Grading review, application materials


Findings of Fact:
17a) The development of the site could result in the loss of topsoil from grading activities, but not in a
manner that would result in significant amounts of soil erosion. However, the implementation of best
management practices (BMPs) would reduce the impact to below a level of significance. Impacts
would be less than significant.

17b) The project site is not located on expansive soil, as defined in Table 18-1-B of the Uniform
Building Code (1994), creating substantial risks to life or property. A geotechnical report will be
prepared for the project to determine the characteristics of the soils and underlying formation prior to
the construction of the project. The EIR will analyze the results of that report.
Mitigation: The EIR will analyze whether the proposed project would result in impacts related to soils
and provide mitigations measures as appropriate.

Monitoring:   An appropriate monitoring program will be identified in the EIR should mitigation be
applicable.

18.  Erosion
     a) Change deposition, siltation, or erosion that may
        modify the channel of a river or stream or the bed
        of a lake?
     b) Result in any increase in water erosion either on
        or off site?
Source: Flood Control District review, Building and Safety – Grading Review, Project Materials


Findings of Fact:
18a) The proposed project includes construction and operation of a winery with associated uses and
parking. There are no waterbodies, such as rivers, streams or lakebeds adjacent to or within the
project site. As a result, the proposed project would not impact such areas as a result of deposition,
siltation, or erosion.


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18b) Based on the topography, surface drainage appears to flow in a southerly direction from the
higher elevations at the north portion of the property towards lower elevation drainage along the south
portion of the property along Rancho California Road. The proposed project would require grading
prior to the construction of the proposed project which has the potential to change the contours of the
site, which may increase surface water velocity and ultimately cause increase erosion on- and off-site.
In addition, the proposed project would be replacing permeable surfaces with impermeable surface as
a result of constructing the wineries and parking lot which would also increase the surface run-off
velocities. As a result, a hydrology report should be prepared for the project to determine the amount
of surface run-off for the pre- and post-construction conditions. The EIR will include analysis of the
potential impacts.

Mitigation: The EIR will analyze whether the proposed project would result in impacts related to
erosion and provide mitigations measures as appropriate.

Monitoring:    An appropriate monitoring program will be identified in the EIR should mitigation be
applicable.

19.   Wind Erosion and Blowsand from project either
      on or off site.
     a) Be impacted by or result in an increase in wind
         erosion and blowsand, either on or off site?
Source: Riverside County General Plan Figure S-8 “Wind Erosion Susceptibility Map,” Ord. 460,
Sec. 14.2 & Ord. 484

Findings of Fact:

19a) The proposed project is located in a moderate wind erosion area according to the Riverside
County General Plan Figure S-8 “Wind Erosion Susceptibility Map”. In addition, as part of the
construction operation the project would implement BMPs to reduce any potential wind erosion
impacts associated with loss of top soils. The project will include wind protection features such as
wind-breaks, walls, fences, planting and maintaining vegetation, covering the land, applying water or
other material, or other effective method or combination of methods of holding the soil in place.
Impacts would be less than significant.

Mitigation: No mitigation measures are required.

Monitoring: No monitoring measures are required.

HAZARDS AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS Would the project
20. Hazards and Hazardous Materials
    a) Create a significant hazard to the public or the
       environment through the routine transport, use, or
       disposal of hazardous materials?
    b) Create a significant hazard to the public or the
       environment through reasonably foreseeable
       upset and accident conditions involving the
       release of hazardous materials into the
       environment?

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     c) Impair implementation of or physically interfere
        with an adopted emergency response plan or an
        emergency evacuation plan?
     d) Emit hazardous emissions or handle hazardous or
        acutely hazardous materials, substances, or waste
        within one-quarter mile of an existing or proposed
        school?
     e) Be located on a site which is included on a list of
        hazardous materials sites compiled pursuant to
        Government Code Section 65962.5 and, as a
        result, would it create a significant hazard to the
        public or the environment?
Source: Project Application Materials


Findings of Fact:
20a) The subject site will require assessment and characterization for potential sources of
environmental contamination. These sources could include contamination to soil or groundwater from
agricultural uses or those that could expose construction workers and future residents to certain
health hazards, from sources such as underground storage tanks at the site or in the vicinity. Such
activities could have produced soil contamination that might still be present. Any residual
contamination that might be present in the project area could pose health threats to workers or future
residents, and could pose constraints to development. Construction of the proposed project could
result in short-term hazards associated with construction materials and discharge of contaminated
water.

The transportation, use, storage, treatment, and disposal of hazardous wastes, as well investigation
and remediation of historical releases of hazardous materials to the environment, are closely
regulated under a permitting program administered by the California Environmental Protection
Agency, Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). Construction could result in the transport,
use, or disposal of hazardous materials, such as used oils and solvents, but not on a routine basis
and not to levels that would be considered significant. Development and construction of the site could
result in the transport, use, or disposal of hazardous materials, such as used oils and solvents.
Further analysis of this issue is required and will be analyzed in the EIR.

20b) The transportation, use, storage, treatment, and disposal of hazardous wastes, as well as
investigation and remediation of historical releases of hazardous materials to the environment, are
closely regulated under a permitting program administered by the California Environmental Protection
Agency, Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). Grading and earthwork construction
activities for the project would not likely release any known toxins or contaminants on-site or convey
hazardous materials off-site. It is unlikely that the proposed project site has been affected by any
hazardous materials contained at any of off-site locations. Therefore, the proposed project would not
create a significant hazard to the public or the environment through reasonably foreseeable upset and
accident conditions involving the release of hazardous materials into the environment and there would
be a less than significant impact.

20c) The Riverside County General Plan includes a Standardized Emergency Management System
Multi-Hazard Functional Plan that establishes the responsibilities of the various County agencies in
times of a disaster. The project will not interfere with the establishment and maintenance of this plan
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because it will not prohibit any of the policies from being enacted in the event of an emergency.
Therefore, implementation of the proposed project is not expected to hamper or create any significant
impact on the ability of the County to implement disaster plans in the event of an emergency.

20d) The subject property is not located within ¼ mile of an existing school. The closest school to the
project site is the St. Jeanne De Lestonnac School is located approximately 0.3 miles southeast from
the project site. The school is located off of Avenida Lestonnac with adjacent residential uses to the
south and east. With proper disposal means in place, the proposed project would not create a
significant hazard to the surrounding community. Impacts would be less than significant.

20e) No threats to the subject site from surrounding property uses were observed from the site
reconnaissance visit. Furthermore, there was no visible indication of on-site contamination at the time
of the site visit. The proposed property is not listed as a hazardous materials site; therefore, the
proposed development of the property would have no impact.

Mitigation: The EIR will analyze whether the proposed project would result in impacts relating to
hazards and hazardous materials and provide mitigations measures as appropriate.

Monitoring:   An appropriate monitoring program will be identified in the EIR should mitigation be
applicable.

21.  Airports
     a) Result in an inconsistency with an Airport Master
        Plan?
     b) Require review by the Airport Land Use
        Commission?
     c) For a project located within an airport land use
        plan or, where such a plan has not been adopted,
        within two miles of a public airport or public use
        airport, would the project result in a safety hazard
        for people residing or working in the project area?
     d) For a project within the vicinity of a private airstrip,
        or heliport, would the project result in a safety
        hazard for people residing or working in the
        project area?
Source: Riverside County General Plan Figure S-19 “Airport Locations,” GIS database


Findings of Fact:
21a-d) The propose project is not located within an airport zone according to the Riverside County
General Plan Figure S-19 “Airport Locations” map. No impact would occur.

Mitigation: No mitigation measures are required.

Monitoring: No monitoring measures are required.




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22.  Hazardous Fire Area
     a) Expose people or structures to a significant risk of
        loss, injury or death involving wildland fires,
        including where wildlands are adjacent to
        urbanized areas or where residences are
        intermixed with wildlands?
Source: Riverside County General Plan Figure S-11 “Wildfire Susceptibility,” GIS database.


Findings of Fact:
22a) According to the Riverside County Land Information System (RCLIS), the project is located
within a State Responsibility Area; however, the project site is located in an area designated as “none”
on the Riverside County General Plan Figure S-11 “Wildfire Susceptibility,” risk map. As a result, the
project would have a less than significant impact.

Mitigation: No mitigation measures are required.

Monitoring: No monitoring measures are required.

HYDROLOGY AND WATER QUALITY Would the project
23. Water Quality Impacts
    a) Substantially alter the existing drainage pattern of
       the site or area, including the alteration of the
       course of a stream or river, in a manner that would
       result in substantial erosion or siltation on- or off-
       site?
    b) Violate any water quality standards or waste
       discharge requirements?
    c) Substantially deplete groundwater supplies or
       interfere substantially with groundwater recharge
       such that there would be a net deficit in aquifer
       volume or a lowering of the local groundwater
       table level (e.g., the production rate of pre-existing
       nearby wells would drop to a level which would not
       support existing land uses or planned uses for
       which permits have been granted)?
    d) Create or contribute runoff water that would
       exceed the capacity of existing or planned
       stormwater drainage systems or provide
       substantial additional sources of polluted runoff?
    e) Place housing within a 100-year flood hazard
       area, as mapped on a federal Flood Hazard
       Boundary or Flood Insurance Rate Map or other
       flood hazard delineation map?
    f) Place within a 100-year flood hazard area
       structures which would impede or redirect flood
       flows?
    g) Otherwise substantially degrade water quality?
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     h) Include new or retrofitted stormwater Treatment
        Control Best Management Practices (BMPs) (e.g.
        water quality treatment basins, constructed
        treatment wetlands), the operation of which could
        result in significant environmental effects (e.g.
        increased vectors and odors)?
Source: Riverside County Flood Control District Flood Hazard Report/Condition.


Findings of Fact:
23a) The proposed project could alter the existing drainage pattern of the site. The project would
require grading prior to the construction of the proposed project which has the potential to change the
drainage of the site, which may increase surface water velocity and ultimately cause increase erosion
on- and off-site. In addition, the proposed project would be replacing permeable surfaces with
impermeable surface as a result of constructing the wineries and parking lot which would also
increase the surface run-off velocities. As a result, a hydrology report should be prepared for the
project to determine the amount of surface run-off for the pre- and post-construction conditions. The
EIR will include analysis of the potential impacts.

23b) Grading and the development of the proposed project would have the potential to alter the
existing on-site drainage of the currently undeveloped site. Furthermore, implementation of the project
would also have the potential to increases the surface run-off from the site by changing the ground
surface from permeable to impermeable surfaces (buildings and hardscape). Currently, the project
proposes two detention basins to control the surface flows of the project. One basin would be located
in the northwestern portion of the property just north of the Bolero Cellars parking lot. The other basin
would be located on the southeast portion of the property, east of C’est La Vie’s parking lot. A
hydraulic/hydrology report will be prepared to calculate the runoff volumes from the project sites and
to calculate the size of retention basin to capture all of the project runoff. The EIR will analyze the
report and incorporate all mitigation measures as appropriate.

During site grading, trenching, and construction activities, large areas of bare soil would be exposed
to erosive forces for long periods of time. Bare soils are much more likely to erode than vegetated
areas due to the lack of dispersion, infiltration, and retention created by covering vegetation.
Construction activities involving soil disturbance, excavation, cutting/filling, stockpiling, and grading
activities could result in increased erosion and sedimentation to surface waters. Uncontrolled erosion
could violate a waste discharge requirement. In addition, hazardous materials associated with
construction equipment (fuel, oil, lubricants, etc.) could adversely affect surface water quality if spilled
or stored improperly. If precautions are not taken to contain contaminants, construction could produce
contaminated stormwater runoff, a major contributor to the degradation of water quality and could
violate a waste discharge requirement. Further analysis of this issue is required and will be analyzed
in the EIR.

23c) The operation of the proposed project would not involve the direct withdrawals of groundwater.
Furthermore, seventy five percent of the project site would remain as a permeable surface. The
project would not create an obstacle for precipitation to percolate into the ground and ultimately
recharging ground water table. Project impacts would be less than significant.

23d) The proposed project would affect more than one-acre of land and therefore, by law, would be
required to apply for and obtain an approved Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) from
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the Regional Water Quality Control Board before construction can commence. SWPPP include
structural and non-structural best management practices (BMPs) that are implemented throughout
construction activities to prevent potentially polluted stormwater from leaving the site. Additionally, this
project would be subject to the requirements of the Riverside County Water Quality Management Plan
(WQMP) and therefore, by law, would be required to apply for and obtain an approved project specific
Water Quality Management Plan from Riverside County before construction can commence. The
WQMP would address pre- and post-construction pollution prevention techniques to prevent run-off
from leaving the site untreated. In addition, the proposed project would include a bio-swale that runs
the length of the project site adjacent to Rancho California Road, which would naturally treat
pollutants prior to leaving the property. Once construction is complete, about 75% of the site would be
covered in vineyards and the remaining 25% of the site would be developed. This development would
be in the form of roadways, parking lots, wineries, hotel space, and grape processing areas. This
development would convert the otherwise permeable natural landscape into agriculture and
hardscape areas. With the implementation of the approved SWPPP and WQMP, constructing the
proposed project would have a less than significant impact.

23e-f) The proposed project does not include the development of housing; therefore, there are no
potential flooding impacts to housing. The proposed project site is not located in a flood zone
according to the FEMA mapping system. Furthermore, the site is protected from potential flows in the
adjacent area to the west by concrete lined storm drains. Thus, the project would not place structures
within a 100-year flood hazard area, which would impede or redirect flood flows. No impacts due to
flooding would occur.

23g) As discussed above, all construction activities for the project would be required to adhere to the
NPDES permit requirements, which include the submittal and approval of a SWPPP. The SWPPP
would set forth BMPs to minimize sediment loads in stormwater runoff. Thus, with adherence to the
above requirements as set forth, the proposed project would not degrade water quality and impacts
would therefore be less than significant.

23h) See response 23b and 23d above, the EIR will include analysis of the potential impacts.

Mitigation: The EIR will analyze whether the proposed project would result in impacts related to
water quality and provide mitigations measures as appropriate.

Monitoring:    An appropriate monitoring program will be identified in the EIR should mitigation be
applicable.

24.     Floodplains
      Degree of Suitability in 100-Year Floodplains. As indicated below, the appropriate Degree of
      Suitability has been checked.
      NA - Not Applicable        U – Generally Unsuitable        R – Restricted
       a) Substantially alter the existing drainage pattern of
           the site or area, including through the alteration of
           the course of a stream or river, or substantially
           increase the rate or amount of surface runoff in a
           manner that would result in flooding on- or off-
           site?
       b) Changes in absorption rates or the rate and
           amount of surface runoff?
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     c) Expose people or structures to a significant risk of
        loss, injury or death involving flooding, including
        flooding as a result of the failure of a levee or dam
        (Dam Inundation Area)?
     d) Changes in the amount of surface water in any
        water body?
Source: Riverside County General Plan Figure S-9 “100- and 500-Year Flood Hazard Zones,” Figure
S-10 “Dam Failure Inundation Zone,” Riverside County Flood Control District Flood Hazard
Report/Condition, GIS database.


Findings of Fact:
24a) The proposed project could alter the existing drainage pattern of the site. The project would
require grading prior to the construction of the proposed project which has the potential to change the
drainage of the site, which may increase surface water velocity and ultimately cause increase erosion
on- and off-site. In addition, the proposed project would be replacing permeable surfaces with
impermeable surface as a result of constructing the wineries and parking lot which would also
increase the surface run-off velocities. As a result, a hydrology report should be prepared for the
project to determine the amount of surface run-off for the pre- and post-construction conditions. The
EIR will include analysis of the potential impacts.

24b) See Hydrology and Water Quality 23, above. However, a hydraulic/hydrology report will be
prepared to calculate the runoff volumes from the project sites and to calculate the size of retention
basin to capture all of the project runoff. The EIR will include analysis of the potential impacts.

24c) The project site is not located with dam failure inundation zone; therefore, the proposed project
will not expose people or structures to a significant risk of loss, injury or death involving flooding,
including flooding as a result of the failure of a levee or dam.

24d) The construction and operation of the proposed project would not result in an increase in water
flows, and no changes in the amount of surface water in any water body would occur.

Mitigation: The EIR will analyze whether the proposed project would result in impacts related to
floodplains and provide mitigations measures as appropriate.

Monitoring: An appropriate monitoring program will be identified in the EIR should mitigation be
applicable.

LAND USE/PLANNING Would the project
25. Land Use
     a) Result in a substantial alteration of the present or
        planned land use of an area?
     b) Affect land use within a city sphere of influence
        and/or within adjacent city or county boundaries?
Source: RCIP, GIS database, Project Application Materials




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Findings of Fact:
25a) The project site is located on a forty-acre site located in the County of Riverside’s wine country.
The project site is currently planted with vineyards, ornamental trees and has areas of open space.
Currently the vines have been planted around open areas that would be used for the proposed
buildings. The project site is located in the southwest portion of Riverside County. The project site
itself is surrounded primarily by vineyards and associated uses (inns, bed and breakfasts, small
restaurants, wine tasting rooms, gift shops). Within a one-mile radius of the project site there are a
variety of land uses, the majority of which are wineries, and other uses including, residential,
agricultural land, vacant land, and educational uses. The proposed project would involve the
construction of a winery with associated uses and parking. The proposed project has the potential to
substantially alter the present of planned land use of the area. As a result, further analysis is required
and will be analyzed in the EIR.

25b) The project would be located in the Southwest Area Plan – Agriculture (AG) (10 Acre Minimum),
Citrus Vineyard Rural Policy Area of the County of Riverside’s General Plan. The existing zoning is
Citrus Vineyard (C/V). Implementation of the proposed project is compatible with surrounding land
uses. The project is not located within a city sphere of influence or located directly adjacent to the City
of Temecula sphere of influence. No additional analysis is required to determine project consistency.
Impacts would be less than significant.

Mitigation: The EIR will analyze whether the proposed project would result in impacts related to land
use and planning and provide mitigations measures as appropriate.

Monitoring: An appropriate monitoring program will be identified in the EIR should mitigation be
applicable.

26.  Planning
     a) Be consistent with the site’s existing or proposed
        zoning?
     b) Be compatible with existing surrounding zoning?
     c) Be compatible with existing and planned
        surrounding land uses?
     d) Be consistent with the land use designations and
        policies of the Comprehensive General Plan
        (including those of any applicable Specific Plan)?
     e) Disrupt or divide the physical arrangement of an
        established community (including a low-income or
        minority community)?
Source: Riverside County General Plan Land Use Element, Staff review, GIS database


Findings of Fact:
26a) The project is located in the Southwest Area Plan – Agriculture (AG) (10 Acre Minimum) and the
Citrus Vineyard Rural Policy Area of the County of Riverside’s General Plan. The existing zoning is
Citrus Vineyard (C/V). The proposed project is consistent with the site’s existing zoning. Impacts
would be less than significant.

26b) Within a one-mile radius of the project site there are a variety of land uses, the majority of which
are wineries, and other uses including, residential, agricultural land, vacant land, and educational
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uses. These majority of these properties are zoned C/V (Citrus Vineyard). To the immediate west of
the project site is the Callaway Vineyard and Winery located off of Avienda Biona off of Rancho
California Road. Past the Callaway Vineyard and Winery, further east of the project site is the Hart
Winery. These properties are zoned C/V (Citrus Vineyard). Further west, the City of Temecula
boundary is located approximately 0.5 miles away from the project site. To the north of the project site
are properties consisting of land devoted to various agricultural purposes. The property to the direct
north of the project site is zoned CV. To the east of the project site is La Serena Way. Directly across
La Serena Way is the Baily Vineyard and Winery (which includes Carol’s Restaurant at Baily Winery
onsite), which is zoned C/V. To the north of the Baily Vineyard and Winery and to the east of the
project site is the Loma Vista Bed and Breakfast. Further east of the project site is the Miramonte
Winery and the Mount Palomar Winery. To the direct south of the project site is Rancho California
Road. On the south side of Rancho California Road and to the southeast of the project site is the
Thornton Winery (which includes Café Champagne onsite). To the southwest of the project site, on
the south side of Rancho California Road is the Inn at Churon Winery. The properties to the south of
the project site are zoned C/V. On the southern hillsides, south of Rancho California Road, opposite
of the proposed project site, are a few large single-family residences. This area is zoned R-R (Rural
Residential) and R-A (Residential-Agricultural). Impacts would be less than significant.

26c) See response 26b above for existing surrounding zoning and land uses. The proposed project is
compatible with existing land uses. However, due to the proposed residential to the north of the
project site and the potential noise from the winery, the proposed project has the potential to be
incompatible with the planned surrounding land uses. Further analysis is required and will be
addressed in the EIR.

26d) The project would be located in the Southwest Area Plan – Agriculture (AG) (10 Acre Minimum,
Citrus Vineyard Rural Policy Area of the County of Riverside’s General Plan. The existing zoning is
Citrus Vineyard (C/V). Implementation of the proposed project could be incompatible with surrounding
land uses or conflict with land use designations or relevant zoning policies found within the County
General Plan, Zoning Ordinance or applicable Area Plan. Additional analysis is required to determine
project consistency. Further analysis will be conducted in the EIR.

26e) The project site is located on a forty-acre site located in the County of Riverside’s wine country.
The project would not disrupt or divide the physical arrangement of an established community
(including a low-income or minority community). Impacts would be less than significant.

Mitigation: The EIR will analyze whether the proposed project would result in impacts related to
planning and provide mitigations measures as appropriate.

Monitoring:   An appropriate monitoring program will be identified in the EIR should mitigation be
applicable.

MINERAL RESOURCES Would the project
27. Mineral Resources
    a) Result in the loss of availability of a known mineral
       resource in an area classified or designated by the
       State that would be of value to the region or the
       residents of the State?
    b) Result in the loss of availability of a locally-
       important mineral resource recovery site
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        delineated on a local general plan, specific plan or
        other land use plan?
     c) Be an incompatible land use located adjacent to a
        State classified or designated area or existing
        surface mine?
     d) Expose people or property to hazards from
        proposed, existing or abandoned quarries or
        mines?
Source: Riverside County General Plan Figure OS-5 “Mineral Resources Area”


Findings of Fact:
27a-b) According to the Riverside County General Plan Figure OS-5 “Mineral Resources Area” map,
the project would be located within a MRZ3 zone, which is defined as areas where the available
geologic information indicates that mineral deposits are likely to exist; however, the significance of the
deposit is undetermined. The project would not result in a loss of known mineral resources that would
be valuable to the States or region. Implementation of the proposed project would not result in the
loss of an availability of a locally-important mineral resource recovery site delineated on a local
general plan, specific plan or other land use plan. The proposed project would have a less than
significant impact.

27c) The project site is located in the southwest portion of Riverside County in the County’s wine
country. The project site itself is surrounded primarily by vineyards and associated uses (inns, bed
and breakfasts, small restaurants, wine tasting rooms, gift shops). Within a one-mile radius of the
project site there are a variety of land uses, the majority of which are wineries, and other uses
including, residential, agricultural land, vacant land, and educational uses. Surrounding land uses are
used for agricultural and agricultural related uses. As a result, the project is not located within a State
Classified or designated area. Impacts would be less than significant.

27d) Within a one-mile radius of the project site there are a variety of land uses, the majority of which
are wineries, and other uses including, residential, agricultural land, vacant land, and educational
uses. There are no existing or abandoned quarries or mines within the immediate vicinity of the
project. Impacts would be less than significant.

Mitigation: No mitigation measures are required.

Monitoring: No monitoring measures are required.

NOISE Would the project result in
Definitions for Noise Acceptability Ratings
   Where indicated below, the appropriate Noise Acceptability Rating(s) has been checked.
NA - Not Applicable                 A - Generally Acceptable             B - Conditionally Acceptable
C - Generally Unacceptable          D - Land Use Discouraged
28. Airport Noise
     a) For a project located within an airport land use
         plan or, where such a plan has not been adopted,
         within two miles of a public airport or public use
         airport would the project expose people residing or

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           working in the project area to excessive noise
           levels?
           NA        A          B          C           D
      b) For a project within the vicinity of a private airstrip,
           would the project expose people residing or
           working in the project area to excessive noise
           levels?
           NA        A          B          C           D
Source: Riverside County General Plan Figure S-19 “Airport Locations,” County of Riverside Airport
Facilities Map

Findings of Fact:
28a-b) The propose project is not located within an airport zone according to the Riverside County
General Plan Figure S-19 “Airport Locations” map. No impact would occur.

Mitigation: No mitigation measures are required.

Monitoring: No monitoring measures are required.

29.  Railroad Noise
     NA            A        B       C          D
Source:    Riverside County General Plan Figure C-1 “Circulation Plan”, GIS database, On-site
Inspection


Findings of Fact:
29a) The project site is not located in the vicinity of a railroad track. No impact would occur.

Mitigation: No mitigation measures are required.

Monitoring: No monitoring measures are required.

30.  Highway Noise
     NA            A          B        C          D
Source: On-site Inspection, Project Application Materials


Findings of Fact:
30a) The proposed project would be located adjacent to Rancho California Road. Daily traffic along
Rancho California Road may have a noise impact on the proposed project. Further analysis is
required to determine the noise impact to the project from Rancho California Road. A noise report will
be performed. Impacts will be addressed in the EIR.

Mitigation: The EIR will analyze whether the proposed project would result in impacts related to
highway noise and provide mitigations measures as appropriate.

Monitoring:   An appropriate monitoring program will be identified in the EIR should mitigation be
applicable.

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31.  Other Noise
     NA           A          B          C         D
Source: Project Application Materials, GIS database


Findings of Fact:
31) No other noise sources have been identified near the project site that would contribute a
significant amount of noise to the project.

Mitigation: No mitigation measures are required.

Monitoring: No monitoring measures are required.

32.  Noise Effects on or by the Project
     a) A substantial permanent increase in ambient noise
        levels in the project vicinity above levels existing
        without the project?
     b) A substantial temporary or periodic increase in
        ambient noise levels in the project vicinity above
        levels existing without the project?
     c) Exposure of persons to or generation of noise
        levels in excess of standards established in the
        local general plan or noise ordinance, or
        applicable standards of other agencies?
     d) Exposure of persons to or generation of excessive
        ground-borne vibration or ground-borne noise
        levels?
Source: Project Application Materials


Findings of Fact:
32a-d) Noise level characteristics for an area can be described by the Community Noise Equivalent
Level (CNEL). 1 In addition to CNEL, noise rating scales have been developed to account for the
various effects of noise on people, which include the Equivalent Noise Level (Leq) and the Day Night
Noise Level (Ldn). In addition, as the human ear is not equally sensitive to sound at all frequencies, a
special frequency-dependent rating scale has been devised to relate noise to human sensitivity, or the
A-weighted decibel scale (dBA). Noise impact may also be assessed in terms of a perceived change
in existing sound levels. An increase in a noise level of 3 dB is considered just perceptible, whereas
an increase in noise level of 5 dB or more is considered clearly discernable. Noise and vibrations
generated by construction activities within the site and operational noise from new wineries could
increase noise levels as a result of an increase in local traffic and operational activities. A noise
report should be prepared to determine the noise impacts to surrounding land owners and to potential
guests of project from the construction and/or operation of the proposed project, if any. The EIR will
analyze impacts.



1   The CNEL is the average of all A-weighted dB levels for a 24-hour period, with a 5 dB upward adjustment added to those noise levels
    occurring between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. and a 10 dB upward adjustment for noise levels occurring between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00
    a.m.
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Mitigation: The EIR will analyze whether the proposed project would result in impacts related to
noise and provide mitigations measures as appropriate.

Monitoring:   An appropriate monitoring program will be identified in the EIR should mitigation be
applicable.

POPULATION AND HOUSING Would the project
33. Housing
     a) Displace substantial numbers of existing housing,
        necessitating the construction of replacement
        housing elsewhere?
     b) Create a demand for additional housing,
        particularly housing affordable to households
        earning 80% or less of the County’s median
        income?
     c) Displace substantial numbers of people,
        necessitating the construction of replacement
        housing elsewhere?
     d) Affect a County Redevelopment Project Area?
     e) Cumulatively exceed official regional or local
        population projections?
     f) Induce substantial population growth in an area,
        either directly (for example, by proposing new
        homes and businesses) or indirectly (for example,
        through     extension   of    roads    or   other
        infrastructure)?
Source:    Project Application Materials, GIS database, Riverside County General Plan Housing
Element


Findings of Fact:
33a-c) The subject property is presently planted with vineyards and contains no structures or dwelling
units. The proposed wineries and associated uses would not directly or indirectly necessitate the
construction of replacement housing, create the demand for additional housing, or displace people
resulting in replacement housing. No impact would occur.

33d). The project site is not located in a County Redevelopment area, nor would the project induce
growth as no residential units are proposed. No impact would occur.

33e-f) The proposed project is the construction of the three wineries on a previously disturbed
property. The project would not displace people/housing and/or create new housing. As a result, no
impact to population growth would occur.

Mitigation: No mitigation measures are required.

Monitoring: No monitoring measures are required.



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PUBLIC SERVICES Would the project result in substantial adverse physical impacts associated with
the provision of new or physically altered government facilities or the need for new or physically
altered governmental facilities, the construction of which could cause significant environmental
impacts, in order to maintain acceptable service ratios, response times or other performance
objectives for any of the public services:
34. Fire Services
Source: Riverside County General Plan Safety Element


Findings of Fact:
The proposed project is the construction of the three wineries on a forty-acre site in the County of
Riverside. The project would not impact the service ratios or response times for fire service. In
addition, the project would not create a need for a new station. The project will comply with County
Ordinance 659 to mitigate potential impacts regarding fire services. These standard conditions of
approval are not considered mitigation measures pursuant to CEQA. As a result, impacts would be
less than significant.

Mitigation: No mitigation measures are required.

Monitoring: No monitoring measures are required.

35. Sheriff Services
Source: RCIP


Findings of Fact:
The proposed project is the construction of the three wineries on a forty-acre site in the County of
Riverside. The project would not impact the service ratios or response times for police service. In
addition, the project would not create a need for a new station. to the project will comply with County
Ordinance 659 to mitigate potential impacts regarding law enforcement services. These standard
conditions of approval are not considered mitigation measures pursuant to CEQA. As a result,
impacts would be less than significant.

Mitigation: No mitigation measures are required.

Monitoring: No monitoring measures are required.

36. Schools
Source: School District correspondence, GIS database


Findings of Fact:
The proposed project is the construction of the three wineries on a forty-acre site in the County of
Riverside. The project does not contain a residential component and would not be growth inducing.
Payment of school mitigation fees is a typical County condition of approval and is not considered
mitigation under CEQA. The project does not include any uses that would impact the local schools. A
less than significant impact would occur.

Mitigation: No mitigation measures are required.
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Monitoring: No monitoring measures are required.

37. Libraries
Source: RCIP


Findings of Fact:
The proposed project is the construction of the three wineries on a forty-acre site in the County of
Riverside. The project does not include any uses that would impact the local libraries. The project
shall comply with County Ordinance 659 to mitigate potential impacts regarding library services.
These standard conditions of approval are not considered mitigation measures pursuant to CEQA. As
a result, impacts would be less than significant.

Mitigation: No mitigation measures are required.

Monitoring: No monitoring measures are required.

38. Health Services
Source: RCIP


Findings of Fact: The proposed project is the construction of the three wineries on a forty-acre site in
the County of Riverside. The project does not include any uses that would impact the local health
services. No impact would occur.

Mitigation: No mitigation measures are required.

Monitoring: No monitoring measures are required.

RECREATION
39. Parks and Recreation
     a) Would the project include recreational facilities or
         require the construction or expansion of
         recreational facilities which might have an adverse
         physical effect on the environment?
     b) Would the project include the use of existing
         neighborhood or regional parks or other
         recreational facilities such that substantial physical
         deterioration of the facility would occur or be
         accelerated?
     c) Is the project located within a C.S.A. or recreation
         and park district with a Community Parks and
         Recreation Plan (Quimby fees)?
Source: GIS database, Ord. No. 460, Section 10.35 (Regulating the Division of Land – Park and
Recreation Fees and Dedications), Ord. No. 659 (Establishing Development Impact Fees), Parks &
Open Space Department Review


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Findings of Fact:
39a) The proposed project is the construction of the three wineries on a forty-acre site in the County
of Riverside. The project is in itself a recreation facility in that it would offer wine tasting, wine tours,
and courtyard areas onsite. The proposed project would not require the expansion or creation on new
recreational facilities. No impact would occur.

39b-c) The proposed project would not impact existing parks or recreational facilitates in the County of
Riverside. The property site is currently planted with vineyards and contains no structures that require
the use of surrounding recreational facilities. Nor does the project propose any new residential
structures. The proposed includes recreational activity onsite for visitors. The proposed project would
not require the construction or expansion of existing facilities in the surrounding area. In addition, the
project is not located within a C.S.A. or recreation and park district with a Community Parks and
Recreation Plan subject to Quimby fees. No impact would occur.

Mitigation: No mitigation measures are required.

Monitoring: No monitoring measures are required.

40. Recreational Trails
Source: Riverside County Parks, RCIP Figure C-7 “Trails and Bikeway System”


Findings of Fact: The proposed project is the construction of the three wineries on a forty-acre site in
the County of Riverside. According to Figure C-7, a regional trail is designated along Rancho
California Road. The proposed project would include the construction of this trail fronting the property,
adjacent to Rancho California Road. As a result, the project would have a less than significant impact
to recreation trails.

Mitigation: No mitigation measures are required.

Monitoring: No monitoring measures are required.

TRANSPORTATION/TRAFFIC Would the project
41. Circulation
    a) Cause an increase in traffic which is substantial in
relation to the existing traffic load and capacity of the street
system (i.e., result in a substantial increase in either the
number of vehicle trips, the volume to capacity ratio on
roads, or congestion at intersections)?
       b) Result in inadequate parking capacity?
       c) Exceed, either individually or cumulatively, a level
          of service standard established by the county
          congestion management agency for designated
          road or highways?
       d) Result in a change in air traffic patterns, including
          either an increase in traffic levels or a change in
          location that results in substantial safety risks?
       e) Alter    waterborne,       rail   or    air     traffic?

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     f) Substantially increase hazards to a design feature
        (e.g., sharp curves or dangerous intersections) or
        incompatible uses (e.g. farm equipment)?
     g) Cause an effect upon, or a need for new or altered
        maintenance of roads?
     h) Cause an effect upon circulation during the
        project’s construction?
     i) Result in inadequate emergency access or access
        to nearby uses?
     j) Conflict with adopted policies supporting
        alternative transportation (e.g. bus turnouts,
        bicycle racks)?
Source: RCIP


Findings of Fact:

41a-b) Vehicular access is provided by way of an existing system of roadways with direct access from
Rancho California Road and La Serena Way. A new entrance to the proposed project would be added
off of Rancho California Road. This new access road would be entitled Via Europa and would be
located in the middle southern portion of the site. Regional access is available from Interstate 15
located approximately four miles to the east of the project and State Highway 215 located to the
northeast of the site.

Increased operational traffic associated with implementation of the proposed project could result in
impacts to the area circulation system. On-site the project would need to supply an adequate amount
of parking to be in compliance with the local parking ordinance. A “shared parking” concept would be
employed to reduce the need for additional on-site parking to accommodate larger groups at one or
more of the individual, but adjoining project sites. In addition, the proposed sewer pipeline trenching
within Rancho California Roads’ right of way could adversely impact existing levels of service. A traffic
report will be prepared to determine the projects contribution of traffic to the local circulation system, if
any. The EIR will analyze the traffic report and incorporated any and all mitigation measure as
appropriate. Further analysis is required and will be discussed in the EIR.

41c) The project in addition to surrounding development in the immediate vicinity has the potential to
contribute to a cumulative traffic impact. A traffic report will be prepared for the project to determine if
the project would have a direct or cumulative impact on the surrounding traffic circulation. Further
analysis is required and will be discussed in the EIR.

41d) The project does not propose any uses, design features, or other obstacles (i.e. blinking strobe
lights, high-rise towers, etc.) which would impact air traffic patterns. No impacts related to this issue
would occur.

41e) Project implementation would not alter waterborne, rail or air traffic, therefore no impact would
occur.

41f) The project would not include any dangerous design features such as sharp curves or dangerous
intersections. Emergency route signage, if required, would be incorporated on-site. The driveways
would be adequately sized so as to minimize potential conflicts between delivery trucks and vehicles.
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In addition, the internal circulation system and roadway connections would be reviewed and approved
by the County’s traffic engineers and fire department in the application process, which would further
reduce potential effects on roadway design and safety. Impacts related to traffic hazards would be
less than significant.

41g) The increase in traffic resulting from construction and operation the proposed wineries would
neither cause an effect upon, nor create a need for, new or altered maintenance of roads, therefore
the impact is considered less than significant.

41h) The proposed project would result in truck traffic at and near the site during the construction
period. Project construction could result in short-term and intermittent construction traffic impacts
associated with the delivery of materials and equipment, removal of debris, and parking for
construction workers. Project construction could result in short-term and intermittent construction
traffic impacts associated with the delivery of materials and equipment, removal of debris, and parking
for construction workers. Any construction traffic occurring between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., or
between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., could occasionally coincide with peak-hour traffic and could
temporarily impede traffic flow. This would, however, be a temporary impact that would occur
occasionally. Furthermore, the majority of construction would be staged onsite. This increase would
not likely impede the flow of traffic on the streets surrounding the project site; therefore, the impact
upon circulation during the project's construction is considered less than significant. Impacts would be
less than significant.

41i) Access to the project site is provided off of Rancho California Road. Implementation of the
proposed project would not result in inadequate emergency access. Impacts would be less than
significant.

41j) The proposed project would construct three wineries with associated uses and parking. The
project would not conflict with any adopted policies supporting alternative transportation. No impact
would occur.

Mitigation: The EIR will analyze whether the proposed project would result in impacts related to
transportation and traffic and provide mitigations measures as appropriate.

Monitoring:   An appropriate monitoring program will be identified in the EIR should mitigation be
applicable.

42. Bike Trails
Source: RCIP


Findings of Fact:
42) The proposed project is the construction of the three wineries on a forty-acre site in the County of
Riverside. The proposed project would not impact bike trails. No impact would occur.

Mitigation: No mitigation measures are required.

Monitoring: No monitoring measures are required.



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UTILITY AND SERVICE SYSTEMS Would the project
43. Water
     a) Require or result in the construction of new water
        treatment facilities or expansion of existing
        facilities, the construction of which would cause
        significant environmental effects?
     b) Have sufficient water supplies available to serve
        the project from existing entitlements and
        resources, or are new or expanded entitlements
        needed?
Source: Department of Environmental Health Review


Findings of Fact:
43a-b) The water provider in the wine country is the Rancho California Water District (RCWD) for
water. Operation of the project would increase water usage for the area, but not to levels anticipated
to require construction of new regional facilities or new/expanded entitlements. Additional analysis is
needed to determine water usage and capacity of the RCWD. Further analysis will be provided in the
EIR.

Mitigation: The EIR will analyze whether the proposed project would result in impacts related to
water and provide mitigations measures as appropriate.

Monitoring:   An appropriate monitoring program will be identified in the EIR should mitigation be
applicable.

44.  Sewer
     a) Require or result in the construction of new
        wastewater treatment facilities, including septic
        systems, or expansion of existing facilities, the
        construction of which would cause significant
        environmental effects?
     b) Result in a determination by the wastewater
        treatment provider that serves or may service the
        project that it has adequate capacity to serve the
        project’s projected demand in addition to the
        provider’s existing commitments?
Source: Department of Environmental Health Review


Findings of Fact:
44a-b) The sewer provider in the wine country is the Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) for
sewer. Currently there is no sewer service within Rancho California Road. The proposed project
would include the construction of a sewer pipeline west along Rancho California Road to the
intersection of Butterfield Stage Road and Rancho California Road. The pipeline is anticipated to
connect to the EMWD pump station located in the northwest corner of the intersection, assuming that
EMWD has capacity in their current sewer to accommodate the proposed project. Additional analysis
is required to determine if connecting to the EMWD sewer is possible. Furthermore, the project would
include an on-site pre-treatment facility which would process the wastewater from the wine production
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operation prior to discharging the water into the sewer. The grape crushing operation would occur for
approximately 6-8 weeks a year. Further analysis will be provided in the EIR.

Mitigation: The EIR will analyze whether the proposed project would result in impacts related to
sewer and provide mitigations measures as appropriate.

Monitoring:       An appropriate monitoring program will be identified in the EIR should mitigation be
applicable.

45.  Solid Waste
     a) Is the project served by a landfill with sufficient
        permitted capacity to accommodate the project’s
        solid waste disposal needs?
     b) Comply with federal, state, and local statutes and
        regulations related to solid wastes (including the
        CIWMP (County Integrated Waste Management
        Plan)?
Source: RCIP, Riverside County Waste Management District correspondence


Findings of Fact:
45a-b) The County of Riverside Waste Management Department manages the landfills that service
the proposed project. The County of Riverside Lamb Canyon Landfill, located west of Highway 79,
would service the project site. The landfill is currently permitted to receive three tons per day for
disposal and has a remaining disposal capacity of approximately 20,908,171 cubic tons as of 2003. 2
The increase in solid waste due to the proposed project operations would be nominal; the project
would not require the need for new or expanded facilities to accommodate solid waste disposal needs
and the facility would comply with applicable regulations provided in the County’s Integrated Waste
Management Plan. Impacts would be less than significant.

Mitigation: No mitigation measures are required.

Monitoring: No monitoring measures are required.

46. Utilities
Would the project impact the following facilities requiring or resulting in the construction of new
facilities or the expansion of existing facilities; the construction of which could cause significant
environmental effects?
        a) Electricity?
        b) Natural gas?
        c) Communications systems?
        d) Storm water drainage?
        e) Street lighting?
        f) Maintenance of public facilities, including roads?
        g) Other governmental services?
        h) Conflict with adopted energy conservation plans?
Source: RCIP

2   California Integrated Management Board http://205.225.229.1/Profiles/Facility/Landfill/LFProfile1.asp?COID=33&FACID=33-AA-0007
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Findings of Fact:
46 a-h) The proposed project will be located in an urban area which is currently serviced by utilities.
Electricity, natural gas, any infrastructure communication, and sewer systems would be extended from
the existing off-site systems to the proposed project. The aforementioned utility providers would
provide service as outlined in their contracts to assure they have the ability to absorb the impact of
providing utility service to the proposed project. It is not anticipated that the proposed project would
require the construction of any new facilities as a result of the project operations. As a result, the
proposed project would have a less than significant impact associated with utilities.

Mitigation: No mitigation measures are required.

Monitoring: No monitoring measures are required.

MANDATORY FINDINGS OF SIGNIFICANCE
47. Does the project have the potential to substantially
     degrade the quality of the environment, substantially
     reduce the habitat of a fish or wildlife species, cause
     a fish or wildlife population to drop below self-
     sustaining levels, threaten to eliminate a plant or
     animal community, reduce the number or restrict the
     range of a rare, or endangered plant or animal to
     eliminate important examples of the major periods of
     California history or prehistory?
Source: Staff review, Project Application Materials


Findings of Fact:
47) Additional analysis is required to determine the extent of the impacts associated with the
implementation of the Europa Village project.

48.  Does the project have the potential to achieve short-
     term environmental goals, to the disadvantage of
     long-term environmental goals? (A short-term impact
     on the environment is one that occurs in a relatively
     brief, definitive period of time while long-term impacts
     will endure well into the future.)
Source: Staff review, Project Application Materials


Findings of Fact:
48) Additional analysis is required to determine the extent of the impacts associated with the
implementation of the Europa Village project.

49.   Does the project have impacts which are individually
      limited,    but     cumulatively     considerable?
      ("Cumulatively considerable" means that the
      incremental effects of an individual project are
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     considerable when viewed in connection with the
     effects of past projects, the effects of other current
     projects, and the effects of probable future projects as
     defined in California Code of Regulations, Section
     15130)?
Source: Staff review, Project Application Materials


Findings of Fact:
49) Additional analysis is required to determine the extent of the impacts associated with the
implementation of the Europa Village project.

50.  Does the project have environmental effects that will
     cause substantial adverse effects on human beings,
     either directly or indirectly?
Source: Staff review, project application


Findings of Fact:
50) The proposed project would not result in environmental effects which would cause substantial
adverse effects on human beings, either directly or indirectly.

VI. EARLIER ANALYSES

Earlier analyses may be used where, pursuant to the tiering, program EIR, or other CEQA process, an
effect has been adequately analyzed in an earlier EIR or negative declaration as per California Code
of Regulations, Section 15063 (c) (3) (D). In this case, a brief discussion should identify the following:

Earlier Analyses Used, if any:

Location Where Earlier Analyses, if used, are available for review:

Location:              County of Riverside Planning Department
                       4080 Lemon Street, 9th Floor
                       Riverside, CA 92505




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