Camp-Pendola Forest Restoration

Summary

SCH Number
2021080542
Public Agency
California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB)
Document Title
Camp-Pendola Forest Restoration
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/27/2021
Document Description
This project will enhance forest health, meadow function, and reduce hazardous fuels through selective thinning and reforestation activities on approximately 550 acres in Tahoe National Forest. WCB Project ID: 2020141.

Contact Information

Name
John P. Donnelly
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation Board
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Camptonville
Counties
Yuba
Other Information
Tahoe National Forest, approximately 3 miles west of Camptonville.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 Existing Facilities; 15304 Minor Alterations to Land
Reasons for Exemption
Pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 4799.05, subdivision (d), CEQA does not apply to prescribed fire, thinning, or fuel reduction projects undertaken on federal lands to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire that have been reviewed under the federal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), under specified circumstances. On February 7, 2020, the Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency certified that the exemption in Public Resources Code Section 4799.05 should remain in effect. NEPA review for the work to be conducted under the project has been completed through the Camp Project Environmental Assessment and Decision Notice/Finding of No Significant Impact prepared by Tahoe National Forest and made available on May 6, 2013 and the Pendola Post-Fire Restoration Project – Carden Valley CE and associated Decision Memo made available on August 4, 2016. The proposed activities are within the scope of ROD and Decision Memos. In addition, were CEQA applicable to the project, the activities comprising the project would constitute maintenance of Existing Facilities (Class 1), such as topographical features including wildlife habitat areas to protect wildlife resources, as well as Minor Alterations to Land (Class 4) and be Categorically Exempt from CEQA.

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
State code Number: PRC Section 4799.05(d)
Reasons for Exemption
Pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 4799.05, subdivision (d), CEQA does not apply to prescribed fire, thinning, or fuel reduction projects undertaken on federal lands to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire that have been reviewed under the federal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), under specified circumstances. On February 7, 2020, the Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency certified that the exemption in Public Resources Code Section 4799.05 should remain in effect. NEPA review for the work to be conducted under the project has been completed through the Camp Project Environmental Assessment and Decision Notice/Finding of No Significant Impact prepared by Tahoe National Forest and made available on May 6, 2013 and the Pendola Post-Fire Restoration Project – Carden Valley CE and associated Decision Memo made available on August 4, 2016. The proposed activities are within the scope of ROD and Decision Memos. In addition, were CEQA applicable to the project, the activities comprising the project would constitute maintenance of Existing Facilities (Class 1), such as topographical features including wildlife habitat areas to protect wildlife resources, as well as Minor Alterations to Land (Class 4) and be Categorically Exempt from CEQA.

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