Reasons for Exemption
Type – Class 4; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15304; Minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry and agricultural purposes.
Type – Class 1; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15301; Operation, repair, maintenance, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, or topographical features involving negligible or no expansion of use.
Type – Class 3; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15303; Construction of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures
Type – Class 8; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15308; Actions taken by regulatory agencies to assure the maintenance, restoration, enhancement, or protection o of the environment.
The project will permit an existing water diversion and remove two obsolete diversion structures from the Mad River, as well as replace and maintain existing stream crossings, and install two new stream crossings. There would be no significant adverse impact on endangered, rare, or threatened species or their habitat pursuant to section 15065. There are no hazardous materials at or around the project site that may be disturbed or removed. The project will not result in impacts that are significant when viewed in connection with the effects of past projects, the effects of other current projects, and the effects of probable future projects.