01-0M560 Hazard Tree DO South


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT)
Document Title
01-0M560 Hazard Tree DO South
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) issued an Emergency Director’s Order to perform emergency work at multiple locations in Mendocino and Lake Counties in District 1 to address hazard trees in the ROW. Hazard trees are identified as dead or partially dead and/or having major structural deficiencies that are predisposed to failure. The project area is along U.S. Highway 101 in Mendocino County from post mile (PM) 92.40 to PM 98.90, California State Route 175 in Lake County from PM 6.14 to PM 15.00, and California State Route 1 in Mendocino County from PM 1.10 to PM 11.88. Work is scheduled to begin mid-September 2022 and be complete by March 30, 2023. The scope of work includes removal and disposal of hazard trees, traffic control, erosion control, repair/restore roadway, and mobilization. The purpose of this project is to keep the roadway safely open to the public. This project is needed immediately to prevent and mitigate the loss or impairment of life, health, property, and essential services. The project is funded with State funds only and no Federal dollars are included. All work will be within the Caltrans right of way.

Contact Information

Morgan Kipf
Agency Name
California Department of Transportation
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Lake, Mendocino
Northern California
State Highways

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
This project will take place within the existing facility. All work is within the state right of way. This project is exempt because it will not have significant impacts to the environment or to cultural or historic properties.


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