Drilling and Construction of Monitoring Wells – Cuyama Peak, Wegis Trust Site

Summary

SCH Number
2021040151
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Drilling and Construction of Monitoring Wells – Cuyama Peak, Wegis Trust Site
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
4/6/2021

Document Description
NOE for proposed Project to construct three monitoring wells in Santa Barbara County, on land owned by Wegis James & Christine Family Trust 08.

Contact Information
Albert Lu
Department of Water Resources
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project
770 Fairmont Ave. Suite 200
Glendale, CA 91203

Phone : (818) 549-2330
albert.lu@water.ca.gov

Location

Coordinates
34°51'55.7"N 119°29'45"W
Cities
cuyama
Counties
Santa Barbara
Regions
Countywide Southern California Statewide
Total Acres
<1
Jobs
1
State Highways
166 & 33
Township
9N
Range
24W
Section
18

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Minor Alteration of Land, Class 4, 15304, Title 14 CCR
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed Project is categorically exempt under Class 4, Section 15304, because the construction activities consist of nonsignificant impacts to the condition of the land. A preconstruction survey was conducted which revealed no sensitive resources on the proposed Project site. A California Natural Diversity Database search indicates known populations of Eremalche parryl ssp. Kernensis, Monolopia congdonii, Caulanthus californicus, Gambelia sila, Vulpes macrotis mutica, Ammospermophilus nelson, Dipodomys stephensi, Dipodomys ingens, Agelaius tricolor, Bombus crotchii, and Euproserpinus euterpe to exist within the USGS 7.5 quad. The proposed Project site was scouted for potential activity of these listed species and found none on the site. The proposed project site is heavily disturbed and unsuitable habitat. Vehicles would not travel on unpaved roads at speeds exceeding 20 miles per hour for dust control mitigation. Vehicles would operate in conformance with California Vehicle Code. Drip pans would be placed under parked equipment and under the porta-potty. Water, fluids, and hazardous materials would not be expected to contact the ground. Overall, no significant impacts would be anticipated for biological resources, air quality, visual impact, water quality, land surface, or historic and archaeological resources. Operation of the drill rig would create noise; the completed monitoring wells would be silent.
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Minor Alteration of Land, Class 4, 15304, Title 14 CCR; Information Collection, Class 6, 15306, Title 14 CCR
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed Project is also categorically exempt under Class 6, Section 15306 because it consists of basic data collection and resource evaluation activities that do not result in a significant impact to an environmental resource. A preconstruction survey was conducted which revealed no sensitive resources on the proposed Project site. A California Natural Diversity Database search indicates known populations of Eremalche parryl ssp. Kernensis, Monolopia congdonii, Caulanthus californicus, Gambelia sila, Vulpes macrotis mutica, Ammospermophilus nelson, Dipodomys stephensi, Dipodomys ingens, Agelaius tricolor, Bombus crotchii, and Euproserpinus euterpe to exist within the USGS 7.5 quad. The proposed Project site was scouted for potential activity of these listed species and found none on the site. The proposed project site is heavily disturbed and unsuitable habitat. Vehicles would not travel on unpaved roads at speeds exceeding 20 miles per hour for dust control mitigation. Vehicles would operate in conformance with California Vehicle Code. Drip pans would be placed under parked equipment and under the porta-potty. Water, fluids, and hazardous materials would not be expected to contact the ground. Overall, no significant impacts would be anticipated for biological resources, air quality, visual impact, water quality, land surface, or historic and archaeological resources. Operation of the drill rig would create noise; the completed monitoring wells would be silent.
County Clerk
Santa Barbara

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
New Cuyama Site 3 NOE Final   PDF 407 K

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