Reasons for Exemption
a) Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the project is found to be Categorically Exempt per Section 1 5304(c) (Class 4 - Minor Alterations to Land) in that the project involves filling of earth into previously excavated land with material compatible with the natural features of the site. Class 4 consists of minor public or private alterations in the condition or land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry or agricultural purposes.
b) The Project site consists of undeveloped space dominated by upland, non-native species and contains no riparian habitat.
c) The project site does not include any trees or other woody vegetation.
d) Project plans include measures for protection of water quality during construction and operation.
e) Proposed use of the project site is consistent with City of Dana Point Zoning Code and compatible with surrounding land uses.
f) Review by District staff indicates there are no unusual circumstances associated with the project or the property that would require further environmental review.