Reasons for Exemption
This project fits within the definitions Class 4 (15304) involving minor alterations to land. Field review by CAL FIRE staff confirmed that no exceptions apply which would preclude the use of a Notice of Exemption for this project. CAL FIRE staff has concluded that no significant environmental impact would occur to energy, aesthetics, agriculture and forestland/timberland, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, energy, geology and soils, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use planning, mineral resources, noise, population and housing, public services, recreation, transportation/traffic, utilities and service systems or to wildfire. A biological assessment in consultation with CA Department of Fish and Wildlife which included a search of the California Natural Diversity Database on 11/15/2021. A Professional CAL FIRE Archaeologist was consulted and there shall be no anticipated impacts to cultural resources. Burning will only be done on approved air quality burn days. The project as proposed shall not have a significant impact on the environment. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the Department is kept on file at CAL FIRE Sutter Hill Fires Station 11600 Highway 49, Sutter Creek, CA 95685.