CHP Statewide Advanced Planning - Acquisition

Summary

SCH Number
2017078251
Lead Agency
California Highway Patrol
Document Title
CHP Statewide Advanced Planning - Acquisition
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
CHP proposes to acquire approx 14 acres of property located at 3450 Janes Road adjacent to the city of Arcata in unincorporated Humboldt County, CA. The property is proposed to be used for the relocation and replacement of the CHP Northern Division Humboldt 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.

Contact Information
Jennifer Parson
California Highway Patrol
601 N. 7th St, Building B
Sacramento, CA 95811

(916) 376-1604

Location

Cities
Arcata
Counties
Humboldt
Cross Streets
3450 Janes Road

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Other
Type, Section or Code
15601 b3
Reasons for Exemption
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.
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