CHP Statewide Advanced Planning - Acquisition

Summary

SCH Number
2019120540
Lead Agency
Highway Patrol, California (California Highway Patrol)
Document Title
CHP Statewide Advanced Planning - Acquisition
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
12/20/2019
Project Applicant
Brad Tress

Document Description
California Highway Patrol proposes to acquire approximately 640 acres of property located in Section 17, Township 7 North, Range 22 East, San Bernardino Meridian, in the unincorporated area of the County of San Bernardino, California.

Contact Information
Stephanie Coleman
California Highway Patrol
601 N 7th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

Phone : (916) 376-1602

Location

Cities
Needles
Counties
San Bernardino
Other Location Info
10 miles outside of Needles, CA

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15061
Reasons for Exemption
The acquisition activity is exempt under the "common sense exemption" at California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15061, subdivision (b)(3). 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 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 is conditioned upon full CEQA compliance per California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15004, subdivision (b )(2)(A), 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 of the site on CEQA compliance."

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2019120540_Sawtooth Ridge Telecom Acquisition   PDF 426 K

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