San Mateo Resource Conservation District’s Compost Program


SCH Number
Public Agency
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District (SMCRCD)
Document Title
San Mateo Resource Conservation District’s Compost Program
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
A Notice of Exemption for CEQA for San Mateo Resource Conservation District's Compost Program, improving soil health on agricultural lands in San Mateo County.

Contact Information

Adria Arko
Agency Name
San Mateo Resource Conservation District
Job Title
Program Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Mateo
Cross Streets
Stone Pine Road and Main Street
State Highways
Highway 1
Other Location Info
Various farms and ranches in San Mateo County.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Categorical Exemption, Class 1 (15304); Categorical Exemption, Class 4 (15304)
Reasons for Exemption
The project meets the CEQA criteria for a categorical exemption from environmental review under Class 1 (15401) and Class 4 (15304). Section 15301 of the California Code of Regulations defines a Class 1 categorical exemption as “the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination.” In the case of this program, there will be no expansion of use, as it applies to existing agricultural operations. Class 4 consists of minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry or agricultural purposes. This program consists of minor alterations to the land at the agricultural operations and will be limited to improved soil condition of agricultural operations. These practices do not result in physical changes to the environment, damage to scenic resources, historic resources or create significant environmental or cumulative impacts, due to being implemented on existing farms.
County Clerk
San Mateo


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