Franchise Agreement for Residential and Commercial Garbage, Recyclable Material, and Organic Waste Collection Services


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Fort Bragg
Document Title
Franchise Agreement for Residential and Commercial Garbage, Recyclable Material, and Organic Waste Collection Services
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Notice of Exemption for a new Franchise Agreement for solid waste services under Class 1, Class 8, and the Common Sense Exemption. The proposed project consists of the potential award for a Franchise Agreement to provide waste collection and hauling services using GARB compliant vehicles, and cars and bins made from 20% post-consumer recycled content. Awarding a contract for a Franchise Agreement is a discretionary action and subject to review under CEQA. As documented herein award of the Franchise Agreement and subsequent waste collection and hauling service is eligible for one or more CEQA exemption

Contact Information

Heather Gurewitz
Agency Name
City of Fort Bragg
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Parties Undertaking Project


Fort Bragg
State Highways
Hwy 1
Mendocino Railway
Fort Bragg Unified School District
Noyo River, Pacific Ocean, Pudding Creek, Hare Creek

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The 15301(b) of the Class 1 categorical exemption which includes existing facilities of both investor and publicly owned utilities used to provide electrical power, natural gas, sewerage, or other public utility services.

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15308 Actions By Regulatory Agencies For Protection of the Environment
Reasons for Exemption
The City’s action assures the protection of the environment since the Agreement contains several regulatory mandates for complying with state law for the disposal of multiple waste streams in a manner that ensures the protection of the environment.

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
15061 Common Sense Exemption
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt under the “Common Sense” exemption Section 15061(b)(3). The collection and disposal of solid waste is not only mandated and regulated by state law, but an essential service for the public health, safety, and welfare. The proposed change in service providers or awarding of a new franchise agreement for existing services. This change in service provider will not result in significant impacts on the environment and is eligible for the common sense exemption.
County Clerk


Notice of Exemption

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