Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is exempt from CEQA due to its conformity with the previously approved
North Vineyard Station Specific Plan. The project would be required to implement all applicable
mitigation as adopted as part of the approval of the Specific Plan. The proposed project would
not increase the likelihood of the project to have a significant impact on an environmental resource. The proposed project would be subject to all previously adopted conditions of
approval and mitigation measures.
In reviewing the project level information provided for this project and acting as Lead Agency,
the County of Sacramento has analyzed the potential environmental impacts created by the
proposed Florin 40 project and determined that the findings of CEQA Section 15162 concerning
the decision not to prepare a subsequent EIR or negative declaration and the findings of
California Code, Public Resources Code § 21155.4 (CEQA Guidelines Section 15182)
concerning the decision to exempt the project from further CEQA review can be made in the
affirmative. As supported by substantial evidence contained within this Notice of Exemption and
associated consistency checklist, the Lead Agency makes the following findings:
[ X ] No substantial changes are proposed in the project which would require major
revisions of the previous EIR or Mitigated Negative Declaration.
[ X ] No substantial changes have occurred with respect to the circumstances under
which the project is undertaken.
[ X ] There is no new information of substantial importance which was not known and
could not have been known with the exercise of due diligence at the time the previous
EIR was certified as complete or the Mitigated Negative Declaration was adopted.
[ X ] Neither the proposed Project nor changed circumstances will require major
revisions to the previous EIR due to the involvement of new significant environmental
effects or a substantial increase in the severity of previously identified significant
[ X ] The proposed project is consistent with California Code, Public Resources Code
§ 21155.4 (2) (CEQA Guidelines Section 15182 (c)), and is therefore, exempt from