CHP proposes to acquire approx 5 acres of property located at 2037 Lee Road in Quincy, Plumas County, CA. The property is proposed to be used for the relocation and replacement of the CHP Northern Division Quincy Area Office. The current building and service structures are inadequate to house the number of employees, related equipment, and other support needs. CHP has not approved any development or use of the site. Future actions, to include development of the property, will undergo complete environmental review as required by CEQA.
The acquisition activity is exempt under general rule exemption. The common sense exemption states a project is exempt from CEQA if the activity is covered by the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. Where it can be seen that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment, the activity is not subject to CEQA. The land acquisition agreements that transfer ownership to the State do not have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. Any future approval of any use of the site is conditioned upon full CEQA compliance which states agencies may designate a preferred site for CEQA review and may enter into land acquisition agreements when the agency has conditioned the agency's future use of the site on CEQA compliance.