Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 5 (Central Valley), Redding
Field 402 Project
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The project consists of the installation of orchards in open grassland portion of the property. The orchard installation activities will include initial deep-ripping of the site, irrigation installation, and the planting of trees. The one small ephemeral drainage that occurs on the site will be avoided and maintained. All vernal pool features identified within the site, with the exception of one small vernal pool positioned on the boundary of the project site along Highway 99, will be filled by the proposed project.
California Code of Regulations, title 14, Section 15301, Categorical Exemption §15304 - minor alterations to land, class 4 consists of minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry or agricultural purposes.