Sierra County Residential Chipping Program (14-SRA-HF-01-0137)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sierra County
Document Title
Sierra County Residential Chipping Program (14-SRA-HF-01-0137)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Program under the administration of the Sierra County Fire Save and Watershed Council to provide landowners, at no cost to them, chipping services for the vegetation that has been removed around their homes to provide defensible space, fuels reduction, removal of fire hazard biomass, and improve air quality to reduce the reliance on outdoor burning. Project will be in coordination with Calfire, US Forest Service, existing fire protection districts, and the County of Sierra.

Contact Information
Tim H. Beals
Sierra County
P.O Box 530
Downieville, CA 95936

Phone : (530) 289-3251



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15301 C:2
Reasons for Exemption
The project proposes to remove hazardous vegetation from existing developed properties and highways/public facilities with the scope falling within routine property and road maintenance and involving no physical expansion of any development or physical activity. There is no likelihood of any physical impact; no permitting is required of any agency other than County encroachment permits and volunteer brush chipper agreements with the County Fire Safe and Watershed council. Project will reduce emissions from avoidance of open yard burning and devastating wildfire fuels will be removed for the protection of life, property, and natural resources.

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