CDFA Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Control Program FY 20/21 & 21/22

Summary

SCH Number
2020080128
Lead Agency
Tulare County
Document Title
CDFA Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Control Program FY 20/21 & 21/22
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/10/2020
Project Applicant
County of Tulare Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer

Document Description
The Tulare County Board of Supervisors (on July 1, 2020) entered into an Agreement with the State of California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) to provide funding for the County of Tulare Agriculture Commissioners's Office to offset costs of providing and continuing the pest management and detection program to detect and mitigate the presence of Glassy-winged Sharpshooter (GWSS). The continuation of this program is important in substantially reducing the population of GWSS in order to decrease the potential for the spread of Pierce's Disease. The detection and treatment of this invasive Pest is critically important to the agricultural industry within Tulare County and the State of California. Implementing the program as provided by CDFA (i.e., detect/identify/control new GWSS infestations through insect trapping, visual inspection and surveys) would mitigate the spread of the invasive GWSS Pest that threaten the Table Grape Industry. As such, the funds will result in a public benefit by supporting the actions necessary to mitigate the invasive GWSS Pest and protect the Table Grape Industry as noted above.

Contact Information
Christopher P. Greer
County of Tulare Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer
4437 S. Laspina St.
Tulare, CA 93274

Phone : (559) 684-3350
CGreer@co.tulare.ca.us

Location

Counties
Tulare
Regions
Countywide
Other Location Info
Throughout Tulare County, CA

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 15061 (b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
This action is consistent with CEQA Guidelines (California Administrative Code, Title 14, Division 6) Section 15061 (b)(3) that there is no possibility that the proposed grant activity may have a significant effect on the environment. Thus, Section 15061 (b)(3) is applicable and appropriate for this project. Further, CDFA certified a Final Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) Project No. I 1001 for the Statewide Plant Pest Prevention and Management Program as an ongoing effort by CDFA to protect California's agriculture from damage caused by invasive plant species. As such, the use of Section 15308 Actions by Regulatory Agencies for Protection of the Environment is appropriate and applicable.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
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