Scott Hinds Staircase (Lake Alteration Agreement EPIMS Notification No. PLU-32023- R2)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW)
Document Title
Scott Hinds Staircase (Lake Alteration Agreement EPIMS Notification No. PLU-32023- R2)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project is limited to the new installation of six concrete piers and a 4-foot by 40-foot aluminum staircase with an upper 5-foot by 5-foot concrete pad. The project will be completed exclusively with manual labor, no heavy equipment will be used. A prefabricated stairway and other materials will be brought to the project location via boat. After construction of the pad and piers, the stairway will be winched into place. All construction will occur when the water level is low, and the project site is dry. Rip rap will be placed under the staircase along the existing eroded bank to prevent further erosion. No trees or vegetation will be removed during project activities.

Contact Information

Dylan Wood
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Parcel #
106- 010-001-000
Lake Almanor
Other Location Info
Hamilton Beach
Other Information
7541 Highway 147, Lake Almanor

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class (4); California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15304.
Reasons for Exemption
Class 4 because the project is a minor alteration to the Hamilton Branch and does not involve the removal of healthy, mature, or scenic trees.
County Clerk


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