The Rural Roads Shoulder Backing Safety Improvement Project (Project) will flatten shoulders by placing shoulder backing on Grant Line Road, Bradshaw Road, Kammerer Road, and Waterman Road. The Project limits are: Grant Line Road from Elk Grove Boulevard to Calvine Road, Bradshaw Road from Grant Line Road to Sheldon Road, Kammerer Road from Lent Ranch Drive to Bruceville Road, and Waterman Road From Elk Grove Boulevard to Sheldon Road.
The work is minor in nature and will not expand the use beyond its current conditions and focuses on maintenance and repairs to the existing facilities. No trees will be removed. No special circumstances exist that would create a reasonable possibility that the proposed project will have a significant adverse effect on the environment.
Sections of Grant Line Road, Bradshaw Road, Kammerer Road, and Waterman Road, Elk Grove, CA, 95759.
Notice of Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15301(c), Class 1
Reasons for Exemption
The California Environmental Quality Act (Section 21000, et. seq. of the California Public Resources Code, hereafter CEQA) requires analysis of agency approvals of discretionary "projects." A "project," under CEQA, is defined as "the whole of an action, which has a potential for resulting in either a direct physical change in the environment, or a reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment." The proposed Project is a project under CEQA.
The Project is exempt under Categorical Exemption Class 1 - Existing Facilities (CEQA Guidelines Section 15301), because it involves the minor alteration of existing public facilities with no expansion beyond its existing use. The Project will flatten shoulders by placing shoulder backing on Grant Line Road, Bradshaw Road, Kammerer Road, and Waterman Road for the purpose of improving safety. The Project site is located entirely within the existing right-of-way. The amount of grading is minimal and necessary only to prepare the area for the improvements. No tree removal will occur. No special circumstances exist that would create a reasonable possibility that the proposed Project would have a significant adverse effect on the environment. Therefore, the Project is exempt from CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Sections 15301 and 15304, and no further environmental review is required.