Reasons for Exemption
Per the Air Quality Memorandum dated April 7, 2022, the project will not have any adverse impacts on air quality. Per the Biological Resources Evaluation (No Effect) Memo, dated March 30, 2022, the project will have “No Effect” on any federally or state-listed plant or animal species. No cultural resources are recorded within the project’s post miles. The Historical Resources Evaluation Report dated March 16, 2022, determined this project has no potential to affect historic properties or historical resources. Per the Initial Site Assessment, dated April 8, 2022, the project will not have adverse impacts due to hazardous materials or hazardous waste. Per the Water Quality Memorandum dated March 24, 2022, the project will not have any adverse impacts on water quality. Per the Noise Compliance Study dated April 4, 2022, no adverse noise impacts from construction are anticipated. Through research conducted with the Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tool (Ver. 2020) and due to the project scope of work, Caltrans has determined no minority or low-income populations would be affected by the proposed project.