Vacation of Avenue 36 between Young Road and Road 80 in the unincorporated community of Allensworth.


SCH Number
Public Agency
Tulare County
Document Title
Vacation of Avenue 36 between Young Road and Road 80 in the unincorporated community of Allensworth.
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This activity will vacate the public road right of way interest in the segment of Avenue 36 between Young Road and Road 80. The County holds an easement over this segment of unmaintained road right of way. Once the Board of Supervisor Resolution approving the vacation is recorded, the easement rights revert to the underlying fee owners. The activity was initiated by the Allensworth Elementary School District (District), who collected the necessary signatures on a petition to start the proceedings. The District has safety and security concerns which they believe will in part be addressed by the vacation of this segment. The District also wishes to encloses the property. After the vacation, the underlying owners, in this case the District and one other property owner, will have control of the vacated area as if it was any other part of their property, subject to reserved existing utility rights.

Contact Information

Hector Guerra
Agency Name
Tulare County Resource Management Agency
Job Title
Chief Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Avenue 36, between Young Road and Road 80

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
Common Sense: CEQA guidelines (14 Cal. Code Regs. Section 15061 (b)(3)) (No Possibility of Significant Impact)
Reasons for Exemption
The activity is covered by Section 15061 (b)(3), the Common Sense exemption on the grounds that it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment, the activity is not subject to CEQA. This exemption is appropriate because the activity is a right of way being vacated by the County in favor of another adjacent owner. Since the activity itself is only a change in title, this activity will not create significant traffic, or vehicle miles traveled, nor will it create any significant effects regarding cumulative impacts, hazardous materials, cultural or biological resources, and no more so, than a County road would have caused, if it had been placed in this location. Therefore, the County as lead agency can say with certainty there is sufficient evidence, logically and by the mere nature of the activity, to conclude that there will not be a significant effect on the environment as defined under State CEQA Guidelines§ 15064(b)(l).
County Clerk


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