Reasons for Exemption
This project fits under portions of 14 CCR§ 15302: Replacement or Reconstruction. The new cement pad will be in the same location as the existing pad, and will have substantially the same purpose of the existing pad. The project is not anticipated to have any impacts on biological resources. The project is not near any watercourses, and will not have any impacts on water quality. A CAL FIRE Archaeologist was consulted, and the project is not anticipated to have any impacts on cultural
resources. Field review by CAL FIRE staff confirmed that no exceptions apply which would preclude the use of a Notice of Exemption for this project. The Department has concluded that no significant environmental impact would 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 the Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit Headquarters in San Andreas at 785 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, CA 95249.