Minor and Technical Revisions to the County Code Provisions Governing New Vineyard and Orchard Development, Vineyard and Orchard Replanting, Agricultural and Co

Summary

SCH Number
2020120456
Public Agency
Sonoma County
Document Title
Minor and Technical Revisions to the County Code Provisions Governing New Vineyard and Orchard Development, Vineyard and Orchard Replanting, Agricultural and Co
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
12/23/2020
Present Land Use
Countywide

Document Description
The Sonoma County Code Is being amended to make minor and technical revisions to Chapter 3.6 (vineyard and orchard development and agricultural grading and drainage), Chapter 11 (construction grading and drainage) and Section 25B-3 (definitions for water well construction standards}.

Contact Information
Robert Aguero
Permit Sonoma
Lead/Public Agency
2550 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Phone : (707) 565-1233
Robert.Aguero@sonoma-county.org

Department of Agriculture/Weights & Measures and Permit and Resource Management Department (Permit Sonoma}
Project Applicant

Location

Counties
Sonoma
Regions
Countywide
Cross Streets
Countywide
Zip
NA
Total Acres
NA
Parcel #
NA
State Highways
NA
Railways
NA
Airports
NA
Schools
NA
Waterways
NA
Township
NA
Range
NA
Section
NA
Base
NA
Other Location Info
Countywide
Other Information
NA

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Categorical Exemption, Section 15307,15308, and 15061(b)(3) of the State CEQA Guidelines
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project Is categorically exempt from CEQA under Sections 15307 and 15308 of the State CEQA Guidelines (Actions by Regulatory Agencies for Protection of Natural Resources and the Environment), These exemptions cover actions taken by regulatory agencies as authorized by state law or local ordinance to assure the maintenance, restoration or enhancement of natural resources or the environment where the regulatory process Involves procedures for the protection of the environment. Construction activities and relaxation of standards allowing environmental degradation are not Included In these exemptions, The proposed project Is also exempt from CEQA under Section 15061(b)(3) of the State CEQA Guidelines, because It can be seen with certainty that the project (ordinance) will have no significant impact on the environment. The basis for these determinations Is that the proposed project only makes changes to clarify and strengthen permit requirements, standards, and definitions In Chapter 36, Chapter 11, and Section 258-3 of the Sonoma County Code, and does not Involve construction or any other activity that could physically change the environment.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
Notice of Exemption VESCO   PDF 73 K

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