Mountain Vista Specific Plan Geotechnical Investigation Trenching Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Yucca Valley, City of (City of Yucca Valley)
Document Title
Mountain Vista Specific Plan Geotechnical Investigation Trenching Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Century Vintage Homes is the project proponent. The purpose of this project is to conduct geotechnical investigation fault trenching that is necessary prior to development of the Specific Plan site. The subject investigation requires earthquake fault trenching at up to three locations on the Mountain Vista site. Of these, two of which cross the La Contenta Wash on the site. There will be two initial trenches. A third trench will be excavated only if deemed necessary based on information provided through Trenches No. 1 and 2. Each trench will be a maximum of 45 feet wide and 20 feet deep. Trench disturbance will be 150 feet wide and will include land used for stockpiling. Trench No. 1 will be approximately 400 feet long. Trench No. 2, which is outside the wash, will be approximately 750 feet long. If Trench No. 3 is required, it will be approximately 400 feet long.

Contact Information
Nicole S. Criste
City of Yucca Valley
58928 Business Center Drive
Yucca Valley, CA 92284

Phone : (760) 369-6575


Yucca Valley
San Bernardino

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15262
Reasons for Exemption
Project involves only feasibility or planning studies for possible future actions which have not yet been approved. Proposed trenching is necessary for engineer to conduct soils testing and fault investigation upon which preparation of EIR for the Mountain Vista Specific Plan is dependent. Exemption is consistent with CEQA Guidelines. Environmental analysis has been conducted through preparation of a 1602 Streambed Alteration Agreement (SAA) application, attached, and mitigation for potential impacts to biological resources is provided for through the SAA.

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