Palomar Divide Fuelbreak Project (14-SRA-HF-01-0377)

Summary

SCH Number
2016028027
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (Cal Fire)
Document Title
Palomar Divide Fuelbreak Project (14-SRA-HF-01-0377)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
2/2/2016

Document Description
The intent of the project is to establish a fuelbreak along a 2-mile section of Palomar Divide Truck Trail in the unincorporated community of Palomar Mountain, in the northeastern portion of San Diego County. The project is located on the California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech) property; the treated area is expected to reduce fire intensity, enhance fire suppression opportunities, and decrease the threat of wildfire spreading further into Cal Tech Property and into the community area Palomar Mountain.

Contact Information
Suzanne Leininger
Cal Fire
P.O. Box 235
Palomar Mountain, CA 92060

Phone : (760) 742-0574

Location

Counties
San Diego
Township
9S
Range
1E
Section
26,27
Base
SBB&M
Other Location Info
Palomar Mountain

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15304 C:4
Reasons for Exemption
This project fits under the description for a Class 4 Categorical Exemption pertaining to minor alterations to land as identified in the CEQA Guidelines. After completing an environmental analysis, the Department has determined this project will have no significant impact on the environment. This determination is based on field assessments, a CNDDB and RareFind, and BIOs search, greenhouse gas emission calculations, and an archaeological review completed under contract by a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) through the PMVFD.
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