EA 2015-0016 (Yuba County Roadside Fuel Reduction Project)


SCH Number
Public Agency
Yuba County
Document Title
EA 2015-0016 (Yuba County Roadside Fuel Reduction Project)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The roadside fuel reduction project would involve vegetation fuel reduction along sections of nine different roads throughout the foothill region of Yuba County. Fuel reduction treatments would include hand removal of fuels with chainsaws and chipping the material and placement of the material back onto the soil surface. In some areas a rotary chopper on masticator would chop brush.

Contact Information

Kevin Perkins
Agency Name
Yuba County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Information
Alleghany Road, Texas Hill Road, Rice's Crossing Road, Rice's Texas Hill Road, LaPorte Road, Nero Road, Celestial Valley Road, Peoria Road, Marysville Road

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt pursuant to Section 15304 of the California Environmental Quality Act (Minor alterations to Land). Section 15304 discusses fuel management activities within proximity to structures to reduce flammable vegetation, provided that the activities will not result in taking of endangered, rare, or threatened plant or animal species or significant erosion and sedimentation of surface waters. This exemption is extended to 100 feet of clearance in areas of fire hazard. As indicated in the preamble to section 15304, examples are provided as guidance and similar activities that meet the intent of the section may also be exempt. The Planning Department finds that fuel management activities within County rights of way are essential to maintain the public right-of-way and reducing fire hazards within the County and consistent to section 15304 of CEQA.

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