College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences Goose Deterrence Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
University of California, Davis
Document Title
College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences Goose Deterrence Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
UC Davis proposes to install and operate a temporary noisemaking device to deter geese from an agricultural research field on West Campus, near Olive Tree Drive and Hutchison Drive. This activity will begin on Wednesday, March 2 and end by July 2022. The noisemaker, which is gas-powered and makes a sound like a muffled gunshot, will operate as needed between 7 A.M. and 7 P.M. This activity is consistent with ongoing agricultural operations and landscaping activities and nearby noise levels.

Contact Information

Matt Dulcich
Agency Name
University of California, Davis
Job Title
Director of Environmental Planning
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


Cross Streets
Hutchison and Olive Drive

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1: Existing Facilities, 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The operation of equipment with no expansion of existing use qualifies as categorically exempt under Exemption Class 1 of the Guidelines for the Implementation to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Exemption Class 1 applies to the operation, repair, permitting, leasing, licensing, maintenance or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities or mechanical equipment, involving negligible or no expansion of an existing use. In addition, none of the exceptions for application of a categorical exemption apply to this project.


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