Parks and Recreation, Department of
(California Department of Parks and Recreation)
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Conduct soil and vegetation surveys at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park as part of the multiyear National Cooperative Soil Survey carried out by the US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service. Soil types will be sampled primarily through the use of hand dug observation pits, or, in some instances where logistics and physical access are feasible, a small truck mounted backhoe for digging will be used. Holes will be dug with the approximate dimensions of three feet long, two feet wide, and 60 inches. Additionally, basic information about vegetation associated with the various soils will be observed and recorded. NEPA evaluation has been conducted by the USDA, which has determined the project is eligible for a Categorical Exclusion. - DPR-approved standard project requirements have been incorporated into this project. A copy of these requirements may be obtained by submitting a request to the project Environmental Coordinator listed below.
No potential for significant impacts to the environment is anticipated in compliance with Section 15300.2. Project consists of basic data collection, research, and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource and is included in DPR's list of exempt activities as "resource studies, inventories" in accordance with CCR 15300.4.