Notice of Exemption for the Sites Reservoir - Salt Lake Fault Geologic Exploration


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Notice of Exemption for the Sites Reservoir - Salt Lake Fault Geologic Exploration
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed project involves temporary excavation of nine trenches varying in length from 20 yards to a maximum of 300 yards. Depths of trenches and test pits will be to bedrock (estimated two to four feet). Trench width will be approximately three feet. Trenches and test pits will be constructed using a rubber tired backhoe. Topsoil will be stockpiled separately. Trenches will be open for approximately two to three weeks during the day and covered with plywood sheets at night. The excavation sites will be fenced to prevent livestock from entering the excavated area. All CAL OSHA safety guidelines regarding trench safety will be adhered to. After two to three weeks of geologic investigations the trenches will be refilled and compacted using a rubber tired backhoe. The stockpiled topsoil will be dressed over the backfilled trenches. Fences and plywood covers will be removed and the surface elevation restored to pre-excavation levels. These geologic investigations will take place from October to December, 2001.

Contact Information

Dave Bogener
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sections 15306 & 15304 (f)
Reasons for Exemption
15306: Basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evakluation activities, which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. 15304: Minor alteration of land.

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