Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15060(c)(2) in that the
action will not result in a direct or foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment; and section 15061 (b)(3) in that the action has no potential to cause a significant impact on the environment because the project is a minor subdivision consistent with the Countywide Plan and zoning for which an EIR (SCH #2017101033) was certified. Furthermore, although the project is for a proposed tentative parcel map subdivision with no development proposed, a General Biological Resources Assessment (BRA) was conducted on the project site to evaluate for the presence of biological resources. The BRA concluded that no sensitive habitats (e.g., wetlands, vernal pools, critical habitats for sensitive species, etc.) were observed on the site during the field investigations and that future development of the site would have a minimal impact on biological resources present on the site. Nonetheless, Conditions of Approval requiring CEQA review and adherence to recommendations in the BRA would be implemented immediately prior to and during future development of the TPM. Conditions of Approval have also been incorporated to require initiation of
Native American Consultation in accordance with SB-18 and AB- 52 prior to future development of the TPM.