Reasons for Exemption
This project fits under portions of 15304- Minor Alterations to Land. A query of the CNDDB did not reveal the presence of any sensitive species within the project area, and no sensitive species were observed during site visits. An archaeological records check and survey were conducted, and no cultural resources were discovered within the project area. The project area is located away from watercourses.
Field review by CAL FIRE staff confirmed that no exceptions apply that would preclude the use of a notice of exemption for this project. The Department has concluded that no significant environmental impact would occur to aesthetics, agriculture and forestland/timberland, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, energy, geology and soils, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use planning, mineral resources, noise, populations and housing, public services, recreation, transportation/ traffic, utilities and service systems, or to wildfire. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the Department is kept on file at the CAL FIRE Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit Headquarters in San Andreas.