Reasons for Exemption
This project fits under the description for a Class 4 Categorical Exemption to CEQA. An environmental review was conducted to confirm that no exceptions apply which would preclude the use of a Notice of Exemption for this project. This review included an on-the-ground field inspection by a Registered Professional Forester on various dates from February to June 2022. A full Archeological Survey Report was reviewed by Sonoma State University Archeologist Mark Walker, whose recommendations were incorporated into the associated Archeological Survey Report. In addition, consultation/correspondence was sent to representatives of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Regional Water Quality Control Board. Input proposed by RWQCB was incorporated into the associated ERRF. No input was received from CDFW. The Department has concluded that no significant environmental impact would occur to 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, wildfire or to utilities and service systems. Documentation of the environmental review is kept on file at MMU Unit Headquarters in Mariposa, CA.