Permit 19485: Paulsen White Oak Ranch


SCH Number
Public Agency
Central Valley Flood Protection Board
Document Title
Permit 19485: Paulsen White Oak Ranch
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
To authorize an existing 2-in diameter steel electrical conduit through the left (east) bank of the Feather River levee and elevated walkway on piles located on the waterside. To authorize the following work performed under Enforcement Case No. 2019-15536: To remove and replace a 14-inch-diameter and a 20-inch-diameter irrigation pipe through the levee. Work included replacement of positive closure butterfly valves, 3-inch Harris siphon breakers at the landside hinge, placement of rock slope protection, and installation of a 47-inch wide stairway with handrails to the waterside elevated walkway. This is also a "name change" permit that includes conditions that are consistent with current flood control standards and policies of the Central Valley Flood Protection Board. This permit supplements Permit No. 1388 and No. 3903. Permit No. 1388 was issued to Mrs. Marie Van Antwerp on April 8, 1949, to construct the 14-inch-diameter pipe that was replaced under the enforcement case. Permit No. 3903 was issued to White Oak Ranch on March 19, 1962, to construct the 20-inch-diameter pipe that was replaced under the enforcement case

Contact Information

Angela Nguyen-Tan
Agency Name
Central Valley Flood Protection Board
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Yuba City
Northern California
Feather River
27 N
3 E
Other Location Info
The project is located approximately 0.4 miles north from the intersection of Worth Road and Garden Highway, at 38.861385°N 121.622980°W, within Section 27, Township 27 North, Range 3 East, MDB&M, Sutter County.
Other Information
The Central Valley Flood Protection Board's (Board’s) administrative record related to the encroachment permit is available for public review at the Board's office. Please note, the signed NOE is not attached. If you would like to request a signed copy of the NOE, please contact Board staff at:”

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Board staff has determined the project is exempt from CEQA under the Class 1, Existing Facilities categorical exemption (CEQA Guidelines § 15301), because the proposed activity consists of permitting existing irrigation pipes, rock slope protection, stairs, and an electrical conduit. Further, none of the exceptions to the exemption in CEQA Guidelines § 15300.2 apply. Board staff has determined that an application to change the name of the permittee does not have the potential to result in either a direct physical change in the environment or a reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment, and thus, is not a “project” for purposes of the California Environmental Quality Act (Public Resources Code § 21065; CEQA Guidelines § 15378(a)).
County Clerk


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