Reasons for Exemption
The work proposed is a minor alteration to vegetation which doesn't involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees and is consistent with exemption class 4 - minor alterations to land. No activity is proposed that is listed as a limitation under 15300.2.
Field review by CAL FIRE staff confirmed that no exceptions apply which would preclude the use of a NOE for this project. The Department has concluded that no significant environmental impact would occur to aesthetics, agriculture and forestland or timberland, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, geology and soils, GHG, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use planning, mineral resources, noise, population and housing, public services, recreations, transportation or traffic, or to utilities and service systems. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the Department is kept on file at San Mateo-Santa Cruz Unit HQ, 6059 Hwy 9, Felton, CA 95018.