Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 9 (San Diego), San Diego
(Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 9)
4154 Cartagena Drive Palm Replacement Project
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The project consists of the removal of several invasive palm trees, along with a small amount of understory vegetation and sediment, from a concrete-lined channel in Upper Chollas Creek. The vegetation is being removed to prevent it from dislodging, clogging a double culvert immediately downstream, and causing flooding to adjacent commercial and residential properties. The proposed work area is small (0.001 acres) and within a heavily urbanized, concrete-lined channel.
See NOE for full details.
Section 15301 (Existing Facilities) allows for the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alterations of existing public or private structures or facilities involving negligible or no expansion of use. Section 15304 (Minor Alterations to Land) allows for minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees.