Tuolumne County Road Fuel Reduction Project - North County

Summary

SCH Number
2016098462
Lead Agency
Tuolumne County
Document Title
Tuolumne County Road Fuel Reduction Project - North County
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
Removal of grass, brush and small trees within road rights-of-way adjacent to County roads to allow for safer evacuation of residents and emergency vehicle response during wildland fire situations and reduction of fuel loading around critical firefighting infrastructure including, but not limited to, fire hydrants. Vegetation removal will be performed by hand crews utilizing chain saws and hand tools. Elderberry shrubs that exceed one inch in diameter located below 3,000 feet in elevation will be retained.

Contact Information
Adam Paszkowski
Tuolumne County
2 South Green Street
Sonora, CA 95370

209-533-5633

Location

Counties
Tuolumne
State Highways
108

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15304
Reasons for Exemption
After reviewing the project and its setting, the Environmental Coordinator for the County of Tuolumne has determined that the project is categorically exempt from review under the CEQA Act, pursuant to Section 15304 of CEQA Guidelines because the project consist of minor alterations in the condition of vegetation which would not result in the removal of healthy, mature or scenic trees; the project would not significantly impact special status species of plants or animals or cultural resources; and would not result in significant erosion or sedimentation of surface waters.
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