Ag Commissioner notice
on the web at: http://sodacanyonroad.org/forum.php?p=1725
Bill Hocker | Oct 16, 2017

Garrett Buckland sends this notice from the Napa County Ag Commissioner:
Soda Canyon residents may find this information helpful:
Nixle Sheriff alert here
Napa County Agriculture Industry

Soda Canyon Road is scheduled for hard closure at Tuesday at 8:00 am. The closure may be for multiple days. Everyone must be off of Soda Canyon Road at 8:00 am. Anyone remaining will not be able to leave for any purpose. There will be no leniency on this timeline.

Spring Mountain Road is now open without restrictions in Napa County. There is a hard road closure at the Napa / Sonoma County line. There is no access into Sonoma County from Napa County at this time. No permit required for access to Spring Mountain Road in Napa County.

The Ag Commissioner’s Office will continue providing permits and escorts for ag-business related entry to Soda Canyon Road. Contact the Napa County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office at agcomfire@countyofnapa.org, by phone at 707-253-4357 or by fax at 707-253-4881 for a permit. Please provide the following information:

• Name of company
• Contact name with phone number and e-mail
• Type of activity requested
• Specific location of property
• Date and time access needed
• Duration of time access needed
• Approximate number of employees involved

The permit will also be a release of liability, acknowledgement of inherent risk, and notify the permittee that any activity other than that listed is prohibited. Stopping or visiting any other location will be considered trespass into restricted areas, etc.

Businesses should continue to comply with all CalOSHA safety requirements for workers including access to shade, drinking water, decontamination facilities as well as considerations for respiratory protection to mitigate effects from smoke.

To reiterate, this process is solely designed to aid businesses in gaining access to properties for legitimate business purposes.

Be advised that according to CalFire officials, grapes that have been contacted by flame retardant are not safe for humans and should not be harvested.

Thank you for your cooperation.


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