Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of
Paradise Pines Fuel Reduction
NOE - Notice of Exemption
This project involves the hand clearing of brush, small trees (trees less than 10" in diameter) and dead woody debris (snags less than 12" in diameter) on 77 acres in areas of Paradise Pines to reduce the fire hazard and create a fuel break. Fuels will be hand piled for burning later in the season when moisture levels are sufficiently high enough to allow for safe disposal and minimal risk for escape.
Portions of Section 15, 22, 23, and 26, T23N, R3E, MDBM.
Notice of Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
This project fits within the definitions of the above-listed three Categorical Exemptions authorized in the CEQA Guidelines. Field review and office research conducted by Sierra Timber Services confirmed that no exceptions apply which would preclude
the use of a Notice of Exemption for this project. No significant environmental impact will occur to aesthetics, agriculture and forestland/timberland, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, geology and soils, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use planning, mineral resources, noise, population and housing, public services, recreation, transportation/traffic, or to utilities and service systems. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the Department is kept on file at Sierra Timber Services, 1600 Feather River Blvd Suite B, Oroville, California, CA 95965, Attn. Pete Sundahl.