UC Davis Dairy Management Practices Evaluation in Marin County

Summary

SCH Number
2013018073
Public Agency
University of California, Davis
Document Title
UC Davis Dairy Management Practices Evaluation in Marin County
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
1/11/2013
Present Land Use
This project qualifies as categorically exempt under Exemption Class 4 and Exemption Class 6 of the Guidelines for the implementation to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Exemption Class 4 applies to the minor alteration to land such as minor trenching or backfilling. Exemption Class 6 applies to activities related to collecting data for research purposes where such activities would not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. In addition, none of the exception for applications for application of a categorical exemption apply to this project.

Document Description
UC Davis will conduct a research project in Marin County to test stormwater runoff at 48 active pasture sites on three dairy ranches. Each site is ~10 feet by 3 feet and involves the insulation of a runoff collector on the surface of the soil. Above the runoff collector, pasture greases are allowed to grow with the research protocol applying varying concentrations of manure on the test plot. These runoff collectors will be removed after the second storm season and the pasture land will be returned to full farming operations including pasture management and dairy cattle grazing.

Contact Information
Sid England
University of California, Davis
Lead/Public Agency
One Shields Avenue University of California
Davis, CA 95616

Phone : (530) 752-2432

Location

Counties
Marin

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 15306, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
This project qualifies as categorically exempt under Exemption Class 4 and Exemption Class 6 of the Guidelines for the implementation to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Exemption Class 4 applies to the minor alteration to land such as minor trenching or backfilling. Exemption Class 6 applies to activities related to collecting data for research purposes where such activities would not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. In addition, none of the exception for applications for application of a categorical exemption apply to this project.

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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