Blue Canyon Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP)


SCH Number
Public Agency
Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA)
Document Title
Blue Canyon Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Blue Canyon Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP) is intended to promote compatibility between airport operations and new surrounding land uses considering noise, safety, airspace protection and overflight effects. The ALUCP also serves as a tool for use by the Placer County Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC) in fulfilling its duties in reviewing plans, regulations, and certain other actions of local agencies for consistency with the ALUCP criteria. Neither the ALUC nor the ALUCP have authority over existing land uses or over the operation of Blue Canyon Airport.. The ALUC is updating sections of the current ALUCP adopted in February 2014. The need for the update arose primarily because of new airport layout plans (ALPs) for Auburn Municipal and Lincoln Regional Airports recently adopted by the cities of Auburn and Lincoln, respectively. These new ALPs necessitated modification to the compatibility zones and policies for these two airports. No changes to the airport-specific compatibility policies or background information for Blue Canyon Airport are included in the 2021 ALUCP update; these chapters reflect the adoption date of February 26, 2014.

Contact Information

David Melko
Agency Name
Placer County Airport Land Use Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Colfax, Emigrant Gap
Cross Streets
Airport Road/Blue Canyon Road/Putt Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
062-230-050-000 - 40225 Airport Road & 062-230-053-000 - 300 Blue Canyon Road
State Highways
Interstate 80
Union Pacific
Blue Canyon Airport
Lake Putt
Other Location Info
1 mile south of Emigrant Gap (unincorporated Placer County)

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
“Common Sense Rule” - Section 15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
No changes are proposed to the airport-specific policies and background information for the Blue Canyon Airport. The proposed changes made to the countywide procedural policies and compatibility policies are administrative in nature and have no direct or indirect potential for causing a significant effect on the environment within the existing Blue Canyon Airport Influence Area. With certainty, there is no possibility that the proposed Blue Canyon Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP) could have a significant effect on the environment for the areas within the Blue Canyon Airport Influence Area; as such, this activity is deemed to be exempt from CEQA under the “Common Sense Rule” (Section 15061(b)(3).
County Clerk


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