Reasons for Exemption
This project fits under the description for a Class 4 Categorical Exemption to CEQA. CAL FIRE staff conducted an environmental review to confirm that no exceptions apply which would preclude the use of a Notice of Exemption for this project. Review by State Archaeologist Denise Ruzicka provided approval on July 15, 2020. In addition, consultation/correspondence was sent via email to representatives of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Regional Water Quality Control Board. RWQCB had no concerns, and the clarifying questions from DFW are included in the supporting documentation. 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 TCU Unit Headquarters in San Andreas.