Shaded Fuel Breaks: Fire Hazard Mitigation/Fuel Reduction Update 2020

Summary

SCH Number
2020100423
Lead Agency
Auburn, City of (City of Auburn)
Document Title
Shaded Fuel Breaks: Fire Hazard Mitigation/Fuel Reduction Update 2020
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
10/23/2020
Project Applicant
City of Auburn Fire Department
Present Land Use
Various

Document Description
The Shaded Fuel Break is a prescriptive application of fire hazard mitigation involving the treatment of flammable vegetation upon lands throughout the City of Auburn by creating “defensible space” from wildfire. Auburn Municipal Code; Chapter 100; §100.87, “Fuel Modification Standards” require property owners to apply mitigation measures to reduce potential fire hazards in an effort to reduce loss of life and property damage in the event of wildfire. Fire hazard mitigation measures such as the Shaded Fuel Break involve the reduction of flammable fuels by the strategic removal of vegetation which does not displace soil or impact watersheds.

Contact Information
Dave Spencer
City of Auburn Fire Department
1225 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603

Phone : (530) 823-4211
dspencer@auburn.ca.gov

Location

Cities
Auburn
Counties
Placer
Regions
Northern California
Zip
95603

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
§15301 (h) and §15304 (i)
Reasons for Exemption
The Shaded Fuel Break fire hazard mitigation treatment applies a prescription that identifies type(s) and procedure(s) for vegetation removal without disturbance to the ground and without impact to watershed and habitat. In addition, all fire hazard mitigation work performed in and or around watercourses and or waterways will adhere to Title 14, California Code of Regulations, §936.5, “Procedures for Determining Watercourse and Lake Protection zone Widths”, as approved by the California Board of Forestry. Mitigation measures for cultural resources, endangered species, and migratory bird act species (MBTA) have been developed and are used in conjunction with the prescription. Endangered vegetation species known or potentially known to be located within Placer County will be surveyed for in any project area prior to the start of any work and, if found, will be excluded from the prescription area. The intent of the Shaded Fuel Break fire hazard mitigation treatment is to reduce the loss of life and improved property without impact to the environment or natural resources.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
Maps 1 NOE 2020   DOCX 1997 K Maps 2 NOE 2020   DOCX 10881 K NOE 2020 Fuel Reduction   DOC 36 K NOE 2020 Mitigation Measures   DOC 2176 K SFB Prescription NOE 2020   DOCX 623 K

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