HUM 96/169 Snowstorm Damage


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT)
Document Title
HUM 96/169 Snowstorm Damage
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) issued a Director’s Order for emergency work pertaining to damage caused by a series of winter storms from December 10 – 21 2021 that brought record breaking rain, snowfall and winds. A State of CA emergency proclamation was issued for these storms on 12/30/2021. The scope of emergency work includes hazardous trees removal, and repair of damaged facilities along the SR including guardrail, signs, fencing etc. Work began immediately after the storm damage at the end of December and concluded in June 2022. This project is needed to prevent and mitigate the loss or impairment of life, health, property, and essential services. The purpose of this project is to keep the roadway safely open to the public and repair the location to pre damage conditions.

Contact Information

Laurel Osborn
Agency Name
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
State Route 96 and State Route 169

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Declared Emergency
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(3); 15269(a)
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt because it will not have a significant effect on the environment due to unusual circumstances, it does not damage a scenic resource, it is not on the "Cortese List", there will not be significant adverse impacts on endangered, rare, or threatened species or their habitat, and it does not cause a substantial adverse change in the significance of historical resources.
County Clerk


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