[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 171 (Tuesday, September 3, 1996)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 46403-46407]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-22346]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms

27 CFR Part 9

[Notice No. 838]
RIN 1512-AA07


Redwood Valley Viticultural Area (95R-053P)

AGENCY: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), has 
received a petition for the establishment of a viticultural area 
located within the east central interior portion of Mendocino County, 
California to be known as ``Redwood Valley,'' under 27 CFR part 9. This 
proposal is the result of a petition submitted by Mr. Timothy R. 
Buckner and prepared by Mr. Buckner, Mr. Jefferson Hinchliffe, Mr. 
Ulysses Lolonis, and Rudolph H. Light. The petition was signed by 20 
growers and winemakers in ``Redwood Valley.'' In addition, 4 letters of 
support for the proposed area have been received from growers and 
winemakers in the proposed area. ``Redwood Valley'' is an 
unincorporated rural community in Mendocino County of northwestern 
California with approximately 6,000 people spread out over about 35 
square miles. It is currently the home of seven wineries that produce 
varietal wines distributed around the world. There are 66 vineyard 
owners farming 2,371 acres of wine grapes.

DATES: Written comments must be received by October 18, 1996.

ADDRESS: Send written comments to: Chief, Wine, Beer, and Spirits 
Regulations Branch, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, PO Box 
50221, Washington, DC 20091-0221 (Attn: Notice No. 838). Copies of the 
petition, the proposed regulations, the appropriate maps, and written 
comments will be available for public inspection during normal business 
hours at: ATF Public Reading Room, Office of Public Affairs and 
Disclosure, Room 6480, 650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David W. Brokaw, Wine, Beer, and 
Spirits Regulations Branch, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, 
650

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Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20226, (202) 927-8230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On August 23, 1978, ATF published Treasury Decision ATF-53 (43 FR 
37672, 54624) revising regulations in 27 CFR part 4. These regulations 
allow the establishment of definitive viticultural areas. The 
regulations allow the name of an approved viticultural area to be used 
as an appellation of origin on wine labels and in wine advertisements. 
On October 2, 1979, ATF published Treasury Decision ATF-60 (44 FR 
56692) which added a new part 9 to 27 CFR, providing for the listing of 
approved American viticultural areas, the names of which may be used as 
appellations of origin.
    Section 4.25a(e)(l), title 27, CFR, defines an American 
viticultural area as a delimited grape-growing region distinguishable 
by geographic features, the boundaries of which have been delineated in 
subpart C of part 9.
    Section 4.25a(e)(2), title 27, CFR, outlines the procedure for 
proposing an American viticultural area. Any interested person may 
petition ATF to establish a grape-growing region as a viticultural 
area. The petition should include:
    (a) Evidence that the name of the proposed viticultural area is 
locally and/or nationally known as referring to the area specified in 
the petition;
    (b) Historical or current evidence that the boundaries of the 
viticultural area are as specified in the petition;
    (c) Evidence relating to the geographical characteristics (climate, 
soil, elevation, physical features, etc.) which distinguish the 
viticultural features of the proposed area from surrounding areas;
    (d) A description of the specific boundaries of the viticultural 
area, based on features which can be found on United States Geological 
Survey (U.S.G.S.) maps of the largest applicable scale, and;
    (e) A copy (or copies) of the appropriate U.S.G.S. map(s) with the 
proposed boundaries prominently marked.

Petition

    ATF has received a petition from Mr. Timothy Buckner proposing to 
establish a new viticultural area located within the east central 
interior portion of Mendocino County, California to be known as 
``Redwood Valley,'' under 27 CFR part 9.
    There are currently seven wineries in ``Redwood Valley.'' The dates 
they were bonded are as follows: Fetzer (1968), Weibel (1972), Frey 
(1980), Lolonis (1983), Elizabeth (1987), Konrad (1989), and Gabrielli 
(1991).

Evidence That the Name of the Proposed Area Is Locally or Nationally 
Known

    The petitioner states that, ``Redwood Valley'' is an unincorporated 
rural community in Mendocino County of northwestern California with 
approximately 6,000 people spread out over about 35 square miles. 
According to the petitioner, it is currently the home of seven wineries 
that produce premium to ultra premium varietal wines distributed around 
the world. According to the petitioner, ``Redwood Valley'' grapes are 
used in vineyard designated wines made by wineries throughout the 
region. The petitioner further states that, there are 66 vineyard 
owners farming 2,371 acres of wine grapes in Redwood Valley. There are 
855 acres of white winegrapes (36%) and 1,516 (64%) planted in red 
varieties in Redwood Valley according to the petitioner.

History and Tradition

    According to the petitioner, the area has been known by the 
proposed viticultural area name for over a century. The petitioner 
states that some early settlers arrived in ``Redwood Valley'' in the 
mid 1850s, and that there was a thriving community by 1900. The 
petitioner states that from as early as the 1870s, grape growing and 
wine making were an important part of the economy and culture of 
``Redwood Valley.'' According to the petitioner, one of the earliest 
published mentions of ``Redwood Valley'' as a grape growing region was 
in a March 7, 1913, article in the Ukiah Republican Press (1885-1954), 
which described ``Redwood Valley'' as ``* * * admirably adapted for the 
grape and fruit land in Northern California.''
    In the March 17, 1913 issue of the Ukiah Dispatch Democrat, the 
petitioner found the following article: The Redwood Valley Improvement 
Club Accomplishing Splendid Results By Concentrated Action and 
Progressiveness, which stated as follows: ``This is perhaps at the 
present time one of the most important industries of the valley, with 
hundreds of acres in vineyards and several important wineries in active 
operation, and because of the statements made * * * by Professor 
Bioletti, the grape question has taken on a renewed activity. Redwood 
Valley grapes are exceptionally rich in sugar and are in demand because 
they raise the quality of wine. Much of the valley's product is 
contracted for over a term of years * * * (g)rapes produce splendidly 
on the bench lands of the valley, and because of the sunshine and 
climatic conditions mature and produce the ideal wine grapes.''
    In the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, the petitioner found an article 
printed on July 31, 1949, and titled, ``It's Howdy Neighbor To 
Calpella, Redwood Valley,'' by Mike Pardee. According to the 
petitioner, this article states that, ``[a]pproximately half of 
Mendocino County's present grape acreage of 7,700 acres is in Redwood 
Valley. Farm Advisor R.D. Foote of Mendocino County said. ``The Valley 
thus raised about half of the county's 17,000 tons produced last year 
(1948) * * * Redwood Valley for years has been one of Mendocino 
County's most important farming sections. Its 314 families for the most 
part farmers * * *. They'll tell you that those grapes make the finest 
wines in the region'.''

Name Evidence

    ``Redwood Valley'' is recognized by the United States Postal 
Service as a distinct community with the Zip Code 95470. The U.S.G.S. 
uses the name ``Redwood Valley'' Quadrangle on its 1:24,000 topographic 
map. The petitioner states that the valley has a domestic and 
irrigation water supplier known as ``Redwood Valley County Water 
District.'' The petitioner points out that a number of entities give 
the area its sense of identity, including the ``Redwood Valley 
Grange,'' ``Redwood Valley School,'' ``Redwood Valley Shopping 
Center,'' ``Redwood Valley Industrial Park.'' According to the 
petitioner, businesses and organizations using the ``Redwood Valley'' 
name include a large vineyard, a gravel plant, 2 churches, a Pomo 
Indian Rancheria, and so on. The petitioner provided photocopies of 
stationery and business cards from six private and three public 
entities that use the name ``Redwood Valley'' in their title. According 
to the petitioner, each of the entities are currently in business and 
located in ``Redwood Valley.''

Historical or Current Evidence That the Boundaries of the Proposed 
Viticultural Area Are as Specified in the Petition

    According to the petitioner, the proposed ``Redwood Valley'' 
viticultural area boundaries are roughly the watershed that forms the 
headwaters of the west fork of the Russian River, including Forsythe 
Creek. Starting at the northern tip of the valley and following the 
ridge tops, the area widens out to the south as far as State Highway 
20.

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Across Highway 20 to the south is the community of Calpella. Highway 20 
provides a distinct southern boundary for the proposed viticultural 
area. The petitioner states that Calpella has a different zip code, 
water district, school, etc. than Redwood Valley. Furthermore, 
according to the petitioner, the soils and climate of Calpella occupy a 
transition zone between Ukiah and ``Redwood Valley.''

Evidence Relating to the Geographical Features (Climate, Soil, 
Elevation, Physical Features, Etc.) Which Distinguish the Viticultural 
Features of the Proposed Area From Surrounding Areas

Topography

    According to the petitioner, the geography of the area sets it 
apart from surrounding areas in several respects. The petitioner states 
that, ``Redwood Valley'' is clearly defined by the ridges of the 
coastal mountain range that surrounds it and that the Valley floor 
slopes gently up in elevation from around 750' to 900' above sea level. 
The petitioner states that the mountain ridges rise steeply from the 
valley floor to over 3,350' elevation. The petitioner states that most 
of the grapes are grown at an elevation between 750' and 1,500' above 
sea level. At the south end of the valley the foothills close in from 
the east and west to form a narrowed throat through which the Russian 
River flows south. This narrowing is also where Highway 20 crosses the 
valley and the river to intersect with Highway 101. The petitioner 
states that this combination of landforms provides a natural set of 
boundaries for the proposed viticultural area. These features combine 
in several ways to produce growing conditions which distinguish the 
proposed area from surrounding areas, according to the petitioner. The 
petition contends that the soils, as well as the micro, meso, and macro 
climates are all factors that distinguish the proposed viticultural 
area from surrounding areas.

Soils

    According to the petitioner, while all of the specific soil series 
that are found in ``Redwood Valley'' also exist in the surrounding 
areas, the proportions of the soils in ``Redwood Valley'' distinguish 
it from the surrounding areas. The petitioner states that, The Wine 
Regions of America, a book written by John J. Baxevanis in 1992, gives 
the following description of the Redwood Valley area. ``Redwood Valley, 
the northernmost of the string of Russian River Valleys, lies (eight) 
miles north of Ukiah and Lake Mendocino on a series of higher terraces. 
Representing the birthplace of Mendocino winemaking, it is the home of 
some of the county's largest wineries. With more than 40 percent of the 
county's acreage, it is the most important of all the producing regions 
in the two county region [Lake and Mendocino]. A region II area, it 
produces above-average quality Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, 
Chardonnay, Petite Sirah, and Sauvignon Blanc. One of its elements of 
celebrity is the considerable quantity of Manzanita soil.'' (pg. 295). 
The petitioner was unable to ascertain the origin of the term 
``Manzanita soil.'' However, he states that, ``Redwood Valley does 
contain the largest deposit of the famous Redvine soil in the region 
and perhaps it is this to which Baxevanis refers.''
    According to the petitioner, the soils in the proposed area have 
several unique features as determined by the U.S.D.A. Soil Conservation 
Service (SCS).
    The 1991 Soil Survey of Mendocino County, Eastern Part, and Trinity 
County, Southwestern Part, California, was used extensively by the 
petitioner to determine the identity and areas of soils for comparison. 
Whereas all of the specific soil series that are found in ``Redwood 
Valley'' occur in the surrounding area, it is the proportions in which 
they appear in ``Redwood Valley'' that are unique.
    The petitioner states that ``Redwood Valley'' has by far the 
largest deposit of Redvine Series soil (#184-186 SCS Survey) in the 
area. According to the petitioner, nearly one quarter of the proposed 
viticultural area's plantable acreage is composed of soils of the 
Redvine Series. Potter Valley Viticultural Area to the east has no 
Redvine Series soils. The petitioner contends that the Calpella/Ukiah 
area to the south of ``Redwood Valley'' has a few small and isolated 
pockets of Redvine soils but their combined area amounts to less than 
10% of the area covered by Redvine Series soils in ``Redwood Valley.''
    Another soil series that stands out, according to the petitioner, 
is the Pinole Gravelly Loam (#178-180 SCS Survey), which also occurs in 
the Potter Valley and Ukiah areas, but is a much smaller component of 
the areas' overall composition. According to the petitioner, ``Redwood 
Valley'' has three times as much Pinole Gravelly Loam as either of 
these other two areas. The petitioner states that this soil type makes 
up nearly a third of ``Redwood Valley's'' growing area.
    The petitioner states that the Redvine and Pinole Gravelly Loam 
soil series comprise over half of the vineyard acreage of ``Redwood 
Valley,'' and that the rest are an amalgam of six other types: Feliz, 
Pinnobie, Yokayo, Russian, Talmage, and Yokayo/Pinole/Pinobie. 
According to the petitioner, these last six general types (plus traces 
of a few more types) evidence themselves in the neighboring areas in 
varying proportion, but all play a larger role elsewhere than they do 
in ``Redwood Valley.''
    The petitioner provided a table illustrating the proportions of 
soil types in the ``Redwood Valley'' area compared with the Ukian/
Calpella area. These figures were derived from SCS maps and soil 
descriptions, and were measured with a Compensating Polar Planimeter. 
The table indicates that, while ``Redwood Valley'' contains most of the 
same soil types as the Ukia Valley, such soils are present in different 
quantities in the respective areas.

Climate

    One local winemaker, Jefferson Hinchliffe of Gabrielli Winery 
stated as follows about the way ``Redwood Valley's'' unique climate and 
soils manifest themselves in the wine: ``I have been making wines from 
the many districts of Mendocino County for (t)en years. During that 
period I have developed a sense of what distinguishes the wines of 
Redwood Valley * * *. The wines in general are of higher acidity and 
later maturity than of Ukiah Valley. The typical picking schedule for a 
given variety would begin with the Hopland-Sanel area, followed by 
Ukiah-Calpella, and then Redwood Valley. Comparisons with Potter Valley 
are based on fewer varieties since Potter Valley is planted mainly to 
early ripening Pinot and Chardonnay. Anderson Valley north of Boonville 
ripens later than Redwood Valley * * * Acidity, color (especially in 
Pinot Noir), and phenolic content are higher in Redwood Valley than in 
adjacent regions. Higher temperatures in general lower phenolic 
content, color, and acidity * * *. Late ripening varieties can have 
difficulty ripening in Redwood Valley. Cabernet in general is able to 
tolerate the rain associated with the late season, but more fragile 
varieties such as Petite Sirah, Carignane, and Sangiovese can rot 
before ripening in heavier soils when bearing large crops. Conservative 
farming can produce stellar examples of these varieties * * *.''
    Another wine maker, Jed Steele, of Steele Wines submitted a letter 
of support for the petition, in which he stated as follows. ``[T]he 
REDWOOD VALLEY of Mendocino County is an

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excellent and singular grape growing region, certainly worthy of 
receiving a separate viticultural district designation * * *. It 
appears that REDWOOD VALLEY'S particular climate allows for attaining 
many of the positive quality factors found in grapes grown in the 
cooler regions of Mendocino (Anderson Valley, etc.) as well as giving 
harvests that allow for more consistent maturity found in the more 
interior valleys (Potter Valley, etc.) of this county.''
    In addition, the February 15, 1993 issue of The Wine Spectator, 
page 11, contains an article entitled ``California's Redwood Valley 
Moves Out of the Shadows,'' by Robyn Bullard, which states as follows. 
``Wineries such as Fetzer, Weibel, and Frey have been in Redwood Valley 
for years, but now four more wineries have cropped up. The region 
boasts good soil and operating costs that are cheaper than other areas 
in Northern California * * * Costs aside, Redwood Valley vineyards have 
long yielded quality grapes * * * Compared to the hot Ukiah Valley, 
Redwood Valley is much cooler. The area rarely gets fog, but the 
terrain and location allow ocean breezes--the same winds that cool 
Anderson Valley.''
    According to the petitioner, there are a number of factors that 
make ``Redwood Valley'' climatically distinct. The petitioner provided 
a table listing the major agricultural areas of Mendocino County and 
their respective climatic region and number of degree days, as 
reflected in the SCS Soil Survey, 1991, pg. 4. Degree day figures for 
Anderson Valley were unavailable. The table indicates that ``Redwood 
Valley'' has 2,914 degree days and is the only Region II Climate in 
Mendocino County, factors that the petitioner states are significant. 
In support of this assertion, the petitioner cites the grape growing 
textbook General Viticulture, 1974, by Winkler et al., which he states 
contains the following excerpt: ``Region II.--An area of great 
importance. The valleys can produce most of the premium-quality and 
good standard white and red table wines of California. The less 
productive slopes and hillsides vineyards cannot compete in growing 
grapes for standard wines, because of lower yield, but, nevertheless, 
can produce favorable yields of fine wines'' (pgs. 66-67).
    The petitioner states that, ``(s)ince November of 1987, Light 
Vineyard of Redwood Valley (Latitude 39 degrees 18.32', Longitude 123 
degrees 12.46', elevation 800') has maintained a U.S. Weather Bureau 
standard weather station including the following instruments: maximum/
minimum thermometer, Belfort Recording Hygrothermograph, Belfort 
Recording Pyranograph, Totalizing Anemometer, Evaporation Pan, and Rain 
Gauge. Readings are taken daily, and data are transmitted monthly to 
the California Irrigation Management Information Service in 
Sacramento.''
    According to the petitioner, records from this station show that, 
in the most recent eight year period, the ``Redwood Valley'' received 
22% more rainfall than the Ukiah Valley. The petitioner provided a 
table comparing the monthly totals for rainfall in ``Redwood Valley'' 
and Ukiah, for the eight year period for which they have maintained 
records. The table and charts were prepared from data gathered from the 
Light Vineyard Weather station which meets U.S. Weather Bureau 
standards. According to these records, the average total monthly 
rainfall in Ukiah Valley was 32.48 inches during the period of July 
through June compared to an average total of 39.62 inches for ``Redwood 
Valley'' during the same period. The petitioner also provided a graph 
comparing the annual rainfall values for ``Redwood Valley'' and Ukiah 
Valley averaged over a six year period. The graph indicates that the 
precipitation values for ``Redwood Valley'' were consistently higher 
than those for Ukia Valley over the six year period measured.
    According to the petitioner, ``Redwood Valley's'' temperatures are 
several degrees lower in daily lows than Ukiah Valley. The petitioner 
states that, ``(t)his accounts for the lower growing degree day totals 
in Redwood Valley and its placement in Region II. So, although Redwood 
Valley may reach daily high temperatures similar to the Ukiah area, 
because of cooler nights there remains a longer morning cool period. 
The petitioner also provided a chart comparing monthly average 
temperatures for the two areas averaged over a six year period.
    This chart supports the petitioner's contentions regarding average 
maximum and minimum temperatures.

Proposed Boundaries

    The proposed ``Redwood Valley'' viticultural area is located in 
east central Mendocino County, California. The proposed boundaries of 
the viticultural area can be found on four U.S. Geological Survey 
Quadrangle Maps labeled, ``Redwood Valley, Calif.'' 1960, photorevised 
1975, ``Ukiah, Calif.'' 1958, photorevised 1975, ``Laughlin Range, 
Calif.'' 1991 and, ``Orr Springs, California, provisional edition'' 
1991. All are 7.5 minute series maps. It should be noted that the 
entire eastern boundary of the proposed ``Redwood Valley'' viticultural 
area abuts the western boundary of the Potter Valley viticultural area.

Public Participation--Written Comments

    ATF requests comments from all interested persons. Comments 
received on or before the closing date will be carefully considered. 
Comments received after that date will be given the same consideration 
if it is practical to do so. However, assurance of consideration can 
only be given to comments received on or before the closing date.
    ATF will not recognize any submitted material as confidential and 
comments may be disclosed to the public. Any material which the 
commenter considers to be confidential or inappropriate for disclosure 
to the public should not be included in the comments. The name of the 
person submitting a comment is not exempt from disclosure.
    Comments may be submitted by facsimile transmission to (202) 927-
8602, provided the comments: (1) Are legible; (2) are 8\1/2\'' x 11'' 
in size, (3) contain a written signature, and (4) are three pages or 
less in length. This limitation is necessary to assure reasonable 
access to the equipment. Comments sent by FAX in excess of three pages 
will not be accepted. Receipt of FAX transmittals will not be 
acknowledged. Facsimile transmitted comments will be treated as 
originals.
    Any person who desires an opportunity to comment orally at a public 
hearing on the proposed regulation should submit his or her request, in 
writing, to the Director within the 45-day comment period. The 
Director, however, reserves the right to determine, in light of all 
circumstances, whether a public hearing will be held.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    The provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 96-
511, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR part 
1320, do not apply to this notice because no requirement to collect 
information is proposed.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    It is hereby certified that this proposed regulation will not have 
a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The 
establishment of a viticultural area is neither an endorsement nor 
approval by ATF of the quality of wine produced in the area, but rather 
an identification of an area that is distinct from surrounding areas. 
ATF believes that the establishment of viticultural areas

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merely allows wineries to more accurately describe the origin of their 
wines to consumers, and helps consumers identify the wines they 
purchase. Thus, any benefit derived from the use of a viticultural area 
name is the result of the proprietor's own efforts and consumer 
acceptance of wines from that region.
    Accordingly, a regulatory flexibility analysis is not required 
because the proposal, if promulgated as a final rule, is not expected 
(1) to have significant secondary, or incidental effects on a 
substantial number of small entities; or (2) to impose, or otherwise 
cause a significant increase in the reporting, recordkeeping, or other 
compliance burdens on a substantial number of small entities.

Executive Order 12866

    It has been determined that this proposed regulation is not a 
significant regulatory action as defined by Executive Order 12866. 
Accordingly, this proposal is not subject to the analysis required by 
this executive order.

Drafting Information

    The principal author of this document is David W. Brokaw, Wine, 
Beer, and Spirits Regulations Branch, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and 
Firearms.

List of Subjects in 27 CFR Part 9

    Administrative practices and procedures, Consumer protection, 
Viticultural areas, and Wine.

Authority and Issuance

    Title 27, Code of Federal Regulations, part 9, American 
Viticultural Areas, is proposed to be amended as follows:

PART 9--AMERICAN VITICULTURAL AREAS

    Paragraph 1. The authority citation for Part 9 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 27 U.S.C. 205.

Subpart C--Approved American Viticultural Areas

    Par. 2. Subpart C is amended by adding Sec. 9. to read as follows:
* * * * *


Sec. 9  Redwood Valley.

    (a) Name. The name of the viticultural area described in this 
section is ``Redwood Valley.''
    (b) Approved maps. The appropriate maps for determining the 
boundary of the Redwood Valley viticultural area are four Quadrangle 
7.5 minute series 1:24,000 scale U.S.G.S. topographical maps. They are 
titled:
    (1) ``Redwood Valley, Calif.'' 1960, photorevised 1975.
    (2) ``Ukiah, Calif.'' 1958, photorevised 1975.
    (3) ``Laughlin Range, Calif.'' 1991.
    (4) ``Orr Springs, California, provisional edition'' 1991.
    (c) Boundary. The Redwood Valley viticultural area is located in 
the east central interior portion of Mendocino County, California. The 
boundaries of the Redwood Valley viticultural area, using landmarks and 
points of reference found on appropriate U.S.G.S. maps, follow.
    (1) The beginning point is the intersection of State Highway 20 
with the eastern boundary of Section 13, T16N/R12W located in the 
extreme northeast portion of the U.S.G.S. map, ``Ukiah, Calif.'';
    (2) Then north along the east boundary line of Sections 12 and 1 to 
the northeast corner of Section 1, T16N/ R12W on the U.S.G.S. map, 
``Redwood Valley, Calif.'';
    (3) Then west along the northern boundary line of Section 1 to the 
northwest corner of Section 1, T16N/ R12W;
    (4) Then north along the east boundary line of sections 35, 26, 23, 
14, 11, and 2 to the northeast corner of Section 2, T17N/R12W;
    (5) Then west along the northern boundary of Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 
and 6 to the northwest corner of Section 6, T17N/R12W;
    (6) Then 10 degrees southwest cutting diagonally across Sections 1, 
12, 13, 24, 25, and 36 to a point at the northwest corner of Section 1, 
T16N/R13W on the U.S.G.S. map, ``Laughlin, Range, Calif.'';
    (7) Then south along the western boundary line of Sections 1 and 12 
to the southwest corner of Section 12, T16N/R13W;
    (8) Then 13 degrees southeast across Sections 13, 18, and 17 to the 
intersection of State Highway 20 and U.S. Highway 101, T16N/R12W on the 
U.S.G.S. map, Ukiah, Calif.'';
    (9) Then easterly along a line following State Highway 20 back to 
the beginning point at the eastern boundary of Section 13, T16N/R12W 
located in the extreme northeast portion of the U.S.G.S. map ``Ukiah, 
Calif.''

    Dated: August 23, 1996.
John W. Magaw,
Director.
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