Reasons for Exemption
This project fits under the description of a Class 4 (15304 - Minor Land Alterations) 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. This review included an on-the-ground field inspection at multiple State properties/facilities and/or private property locations in the counties of Amador and El Dorado by the AEU Unit Forester and Environmental Scientist. Project is pursuant with Archaeological Review Procedures for CAL FIRE Projects. 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, energy, wildfire, 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 AEU Unit Headquarters, 2840 Mount Danaher Road, Camino, CA 95709.