Notice of Exemption (NOE) for Right of Entry Permit for San Diego Canyonlands Activities


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of San Diego
Document Title
Notice of Exemption (NOE) for Right of Entry Permit for San Diego Canyonlands Activities
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Notice of Exemption (NOE) for Right of Entry Permit between the City of San Diego (City) and San Diego Canyonlands, Inc. (Permittee) to increase access, educational opportunities, and ecosystem health throughout City-owned canyon open spaces and undeveloped or paper street City right of ways by performing the following activities, canyon habitat restoration/enhancement including non-native plant removal, native plant planting, wetland habitat restoration, upland habitat restoration, mulching and wood chip spreading, habitat project maintenance, removal of trash, debris and graffiti; improve, and maintain existing, approved trail system to improve safety and increase trail sustainability; and install trailhead, access points, interpretive, way-finding, and commemorative signage. Additionally, the City will review the project scopes and work schedules, City shall provide written approval or denial of the individual project(s). As such, no work shall commence on a project without the prior written (which may be by electronic mail) approval by the City contact and City authority.

Contact Information

Laura Ball
Agency Name
City of San Diego
Job Title
Project Officer II
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


San Diego
San Diego
Other Location Info
City-owned real property managed by the Parks and Recreation Department’s Open Space, Community Parks I, Community Parks II, and Developed Regional Parks Divisions; and City-owned real property and undeveloped/paper street Right of Way managed by the Transportation Department.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15304, 15308,
Reasons for Exemption
The City of San Diego conducted an environmental review that determined the project would not have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15301 (Existing Facilities) which consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of existing or former use; Section 15304 (Minor Alterations to Land) which consists of minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry or agricultural purposes; Section 15307 (Actions by Regulatory Agencies for Protection of Natural Resources) which consists of actions taken by regulatory agencies as authorized by state law or local ordinance to assure the maintenance, restoration, or enhancement of a natural resource where the regulatory process involves procedures for protection of the environment; Section 15308 (Actions by Regulatory Agencies for Protection of the Environment) which consists of actions taken by regulatory agencies, as authorized by state or local ordinance, to assure the maintenance, restoration, enhancement, or protection of the environment where the regulatory process involves procedures for protection of the environment; and Section 15311(a) (Accessory Structures) which consists of construction or placement of minor structures accessory to (appurtenant to) existing commercial, industrial, or institutional facilities including on-premises signs. Additionally, no work shall commence on a Project without the prior written approval by the City Contact and City Authority. The exceptions listed in CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2 would not apply in that no cumulative impacts were identified; no significant effects on the environment were identified; the project is not adjacent to a scenic highway; no historical resources would be affected by the action, and the project was not identified on a list of hazardous waste sites pursuant to Section 65962.5 of the Government Code.
County Clerk
San Diego


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