CDFA Area Wide Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Control Program FY 22/23 & 23n4


SCH Number
Public Agency
Tulare County
Document Title
CDFA Area Wide Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Control Program FY 22/23 & 23n4
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Tulare County Board of Supervisors on (July 1, 2022) entered into an Agreement with the State of California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) to provide funding for the County of Tulare Agricultural Commissioner's Office to offset costs of providing and continuing the area wide pest management program to mitigate the presence of Glassy-winged Sharpshooter (GWSS). The continuation of this program is important in substantially reducing the populations of GWSS in order to decrease the potential for the spread of Pierce's Disease. The detection and treatment of this invasive Pest is critically important to the agricultural industry within Tulare County and State of California. Implementing the programs as provided by CDFA (i.e., providing grower reimbursements for those who participate in this program for pre-approved treatment costs) would mitigate the spread of the invasive GWSS Pest that threaten the Agricultural Industry. As such, the funds will result in a public benefit by supporting the actions necessary to mitigate the invasive GWSS Pest and protect the Agricultural Industry as noted above.

Contact Information

Hector Guerra
Agency Name
Tulare County Resource Management Agency
Job Title
Chief Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Christopher Greer
Agency Name
Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer
Job Title
Assistant Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer
Contact Types
Project Applicant


unincorporated area
Other Location Info
Tulare County Area wide

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CEQA Guidelines Class I Section 15308 Actions by Regulatory Agencies for Protection of the Environment
Reasons for Exemption
The CDFA certified a Final Program Environmental Impact Report (PElR) Project No. 1100 I for the Statewide Plant Pest Prevention and Management Program as an ongoing effort by CDFA to protect California's agriculture from damage caused by invasive plant species. This program provides reimbursement to Tulare County growers that are using licensed Pest Control Advisors (PCA's) and licensed applicators to apply pre-approved chemicals targeted to control the invasive Glassy-winged Sharpshooter pest in their orchards. This action is consistent with CEQA Guidelines (California Administrative CODE, Title 14; ss such, the use of Section 15308 Actions by Regulatory Agencies for Protection of the Environment is appropriate and applicable.
County Clerk


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