Spencer Ranch Gift Property


SCH Number
Public Agency
University of California, Davis
Document Title
Spencer Ranch Gift Property
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
University of California will acquire by donation three parcels, approximately 482 acres of wildland in Napa County, located in the between Markley Cove and Highway 128 to the west, and BLM and UC Davis Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve to the east. The subject property includes three parcels: APNs 032-190-008, 019-250-010, 019-250-008. No improvements or site modifications are proposed.

Contact Information

Heather Davis
Agency Name
University of California, Davis
Job Title
Interim Director of Environmental Planning
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


Unicorporated Area
Cross Streets
Highway 128
Parcel #
APN: 032-190-008, 019-250-010, 019-250-008

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1 (15301): Existing Facilities
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3), which states that CEQA does not apply where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment. No modification or renovations are proposed as part of the real estate transaction. The University’s acceptance of the Property will have no impact on the environment. On a separate and independent basis, the proposed activity is exempt pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15301 (Class 1, Existing Facilities), because it involves the acquisition of land with no existing buildings or structures, with no expansion of use beyond existing conditions, and none of the exceptions to the exemptions listed in CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2 apply. Following the University’s acquisition of the Property, any subsequent modifications to the Property would be subject to CEQA.


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