Timothy Duvall Staircase Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW)
Document Title
Timothy Duvall Staircase Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project is limited to the installation of prefabricated aluminum stairs on the shoreline of Lake Almanor. The project will take place when the lake level is low enough to complete the project when no water is present on the project site. No trees or vegetation will be removed, and all staging areas will be located on paved roads or driveways. The stairs will be fabricated offsite and brought to the project location via boat. The stairs will be 4-feet-wide and 40-feet-long. Cement foundation pads will be poured in up to four locations, totally permanent lake shoreline impacts of 0.003-acres. The stairs will be winched in place after the concrete foundations are sufficiently cured.

Contact Information

Zach Kearns
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Other Location Info
The project is located at Lake Almanor.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class (4); California Code of Regulations, title 14, sections (15304)
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt under section 15304 because it involves minor alterations to land that do not involve the removal of healthy, mature, or scenic trees.
County Clerk


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