Close Eight Entrances to Abandoned Mines in the Oregon Hill Area


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Close Eight Entrances to Abandoned Mines in the Oregon Hill Area
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Close the entrances to eight abandoned mines in the Oregon Hill area within Auburn State Recreation Area in order to reduce safety hazards to park visitiors. Mines will be closed through repair or installation of barrier fencing, using polyurethane foam (PUF), or the use of culverts with grates to allow access to bats and other wildlife. Where the PUF barriers are installed, pipes will be inserted in PUF barriers to maintain wildlife access and soil will be placed on the top of the barriers os that the barriers blend in with the natural surroundings.

Contact Information

Jim Micheaels
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
Auburn State Recreation Area

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 3, 4, & 31-Class 1,3,4&31
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of repair and maintenance of existing public facilities involving no expansion os use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination; construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities; minor alterations to land which do not include the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees, except for forestry purposes.

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 or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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