Reasons for Exemption
Per the Air Quality Memorandum dated, September 30, 2021, the project will not have any adverse impacts on air quality. Per the Biological Resources Evaluation (No Effect) Memo, dated September 28, 2021, the project will have “No Effect” on any federally or state-listed plant or animal species. No cultural resources are recorded within the project’s post miles. The Historical Resources Evaluation Report dated September 28, 2021, determined this project has no potential to affect historic properties or historical resources. Per the Initial Site Assessment, dated October 12, 2021, the project will not have adverse impacts due to hazardous materials or hazardous waste. Per the Water Quality Memorandum dated September 15, 2021, the project will not have any adverse impacts on water quality. Per the Noise Compliance Study date September 23, 2021, no adverse noise impacts from construction are anticipated. Through research conducted with the Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tool (Ver. 2020) and due to the project scope of work, Caltrans has determined no minority or low-income populations would be affected by the proposed project.