Department of Food and Agricultural Turlock-North Valey Laboratory

Summary

SCH Number
2018118520
Lead Agency
Food and Agriculture, Department of (Department of Food and Agriculture)
Document Title
Department of Food and Agricultural Turlock-North Valey Laboratory
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
11/29/2018

Document Description
The California Department of Food and Agricultural seeks to acquire approx 27 acres of land located between SR 99 and Dianne Dr at 830 Dianne Dr, Turlock, Stanislaus County, CA. The Department of Food and Agricultural proposes to build a laboratory in the north Central Valley area to accommodate the commercial agricultural industry in the area pertaining to poultry and equine operations.

Contact Information
Patricia Kelly
Department of Food and Agriculture
1220 N Street, Room 43
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 376-1609

Location

Cities
Turlock
Counties
Stanislaus

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15061b3: general rule
Reasons for Exemption
The acquisition activity is exempt under the "general rule" or "common sense" exemption at CA Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15061, subdivision b3. 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 with certainty 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 the 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 (e.g., development of a Department of Food and Agricultural Laboratory) is conditioned upon full CEQA compliance per CEQA Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15004, subdivision (b)(2)(B), which states prior to completion of CEQA compliance regarding the use of a site, "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."

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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