Type, Section or Code
California Code of Regulation, Title 14. Section 15061(b)(3) (common sense exemption), and section15262
Reasons for Exemption
This planning activity is categorically exempt under Title 14 of the Cal. Admin. Code Section 15061(b)(3)(common sense exemption) and Section 15262 (feasibility and planning studies), on a separate and independent basis. The commonsense exemption applies because it can be seen with certainty that the adoption of the LHMP and its’ incorporation into the General Plan by reference, will not have a significant effect on the environment. The LHMP is a planning study which informs the City of vulnerabilities to natural hazards and potential future actions to mitigate risks. Adoption of the LHMP and related General Plan Policy FS-f is not a commitment to any future action, nor is it a decision to approve, adopt, or fund any of the potential mitigation actions identified.