Scaling California Soil Carbon Sequestration


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC)
Document Title
Scaling California Soil Carbon Sequestration
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Notice of exemption for Coastal Conservancy approval of grant funding. Non-profit Zero Foodprint will implement 15-25 agricultural soil carbon sequestration projects, and sustainably increase soil carbon sequestration in California by developing ongoing regional funding mechanisms, and by helping establish and advance relevant local ordinances and policies. Soil carbon sequestration projects will take place via subgrants to ranchers on private lands to be determined via a quantitative project selection process.

Contact Information

Shalini Kannan
Agency Name
California State Coastal Conservancy
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
The project will take place statewide.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is categorically exempt from review under the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to Title 14 California Code of Regulations, Section 15304, as the implementation portions of the project involve only minor alterations in the condition of land, water, or vegetation, which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for agricultural purposes. Implementing carbon farming practices is comparable to new gardening or landscaping, which is described as a specific example of an exemption under this section.

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The fund generation and policy development portions of the project are not considered projects under CEQA section 15378. For example, a project does not include proposals for legislation to be enacted by the State Legislature, the submittal of proposals to a vote of the people of the state or a particular community that does not involve a public agency sponsored initiative, or the creation of government funding mechanisms or other government fiscal activities, which do not involve any commitment to any specific project which may result in a potentially significant physical impact on the environment.
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