Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) Pasadena Arroyo Seco Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Pasadena
Document Title
Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) Pasadena Arroyo Seco Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Notice of Exemption. The project is designed to reduce the fire hazard to the City of Pasadena Lands. The project involves minor alterations to existing conditions by removing dead, non-native plants and trimming overgrown vegetation. The vegetation will be lopped and scattered and left in place with no ground disturbance activities.

Contact Information

Tsega Selassie
Agency Name
City of Pasadena
Job Title
Management Analyst IV
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Citywide, Southern California
Other Location Info
Lower and Central Arroyo Seco areas and Hahamonga Watershed Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Statutory Exemption (California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Chapter 3, Article 18, §15269)
Reasons for Exemption
This project is statutorily exempt from CEQA as an emergency project, as well as being categorically exempt from CEQA pursuant to Class 1, Existing Facilities, and Class 4, Minor Alteration of Land. Specific actions necessary to prevent or mitigate an emergency are statutorily exempt from CEQA pursuant to Public Resources Code (PRC) §21080(b)(4) and CEQA Guidelines §15269(c). The proposed project is specifically designed to prevent and/or mitigate a wildfire emergency. Class 1 (CEQA Guidelines §15301) exempts from environmental review, among other things, the repair, maintenance, and minor alterations of existing structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features involving negligible or no expansion of the use. CEQA Guidelines §15301(h) specifically includes maintenance of exiting landscaping and native growth in this categorical exemption. The proposed project consists of minor alterations of public lands that would not result in an expansion of use.
County Clerk
Los Angeles


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