Wassama Sweat House Construction and Event Permit


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Wassama Sweat House Construction and Event Permit
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Build and operate a 16-foot diameter Southern Sierra Miwok-style sweat house at Wassama Round House State Historic Park, separated from extant Round House by sloping topography, a barbed-wire fence, and 170 feet of distance. With qualified archaeological and Native American monitors present, and using hand tools only, clear surface vegetation from a 50' diameter area and hand-level sweathouse floor using existing backdirt from the site. Install above ground water source (hose or plastic piping) for fire suppression. Install bent window support poles and canvas covering with minimal disturbance, creating a non-permanent structure for occasional ceremonial events, subject to provisions of CDF Burn Permit, Wassama Association Operating Agreement, and DPR Special Event Permit.

Contact Information
Linda Dick Bissonnette
Department of Parks and Recreation
1416 Ninth Street P.O. Box 942896
Sacramento, CA 94296-0001

Phone : (209) 536-5939


Other Location Info
Wassama State Historic Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
sec 15303, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of construction of new, small structure and minor alterations in the condition of the land and vegetation which does not involve the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees. Proposed ceremonial use of the new structure is included as a "special event" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities, in accordance with CCR Section 15300.4.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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