Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) Fuel Reduction Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020120215
Public Agency
East Bay Municipal Utility District
Document Title
Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) Fuel Reduction Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
12/11/2020

Document Description
The project will consist of brushing fire access road segments at four sites in the vicinity of the Pardee Reservoir. The purpose of the project is to manage vegetation along the fire access road corridors to allow the roads to serve as fuel breaks. This helps minimize the risk to life, property, and water quality from wildfires in the EBMUD-owned portion of the Mokelumne watershed and adjacent lands. See Attachment A for more information.

Contact Information
Justin Mynk
East Bay Municipal Utility District
Lead/Public Agency
375 11th Street, MS 806
Oakland, CA 94607

Phone : (209) 772-8259
justin.mynk@ebmud.com

East Bay Municipal Utility District
Project Applicant

Location

Counties
Amador Calaveras
Regions
Northern California
Other Location Info
The project will occur at four sites, three of which fall within Amador County near Pardee Reservoir (see Attachment A). The project will occur at four sites, one of which falls within Calaveras County at the end of Goodell Road along the southeastern side of Pardee Reservoir (see Attachment A).

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304
Reasons for Exemption
This project is exempt under Guideline 15304. Minor Alterations to Land; and can be categorized under example (i) for the following reasons: 1) This project involves fuel management activities within 30 feet of structures to reduce the volume of flammable vegetation (vegetation will be cleared for fuel reduction within 20ft. on either side of fire access roads); 2) The activities will not result in the taking of endangered, rare, or threatened plant or animal species; and 3) The activities will not result in significant erosion and sedimentation of surface waters. This project's circumstances are not substantially different from typical circumstances surrounding the types of projects covered by Class 4 exemptions (Guideline 15304). The project will have no significant environmental effects relative to location; cumulative impact; or significant effects due to unusual circumstances, hazardous waste, or historical resources; pursuant to Section 15300.2 of the CEQA Guidelines.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
NOE_Amador Cty_Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fuel Reduction Project_web-signed_121120   PDF 3848 K NOE_Calaveras Cty_Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Fuel Reduction Project_web-signed_121120   PDF 3857 K

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