Permit No. 19742: Vlot Calf Ranch Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Central Valley Flood Protection Board
Document Title
Permit No. 19742: Vlot Calf Ranch Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
To install a 3-inch diameter welded steel natural gas pipeline crossing of the Eastside Bypass by Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD). The crossing will include safety shut off valves and leak detection equipment on each side of the Eastside Bypass.

Contact Information

Jennifer Calles
Agency Name
Central Valley Flood Protection Board
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Southern California
Other Location Info
The project is located where Avenue 21 crosses the Eastside Bypass in the community of Chowchilla, approximately 17 miles south of the City of Merced, Madera County.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15303 (New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures); Section 15304 (Minor Alterations to Land)
Reasons for Exemption
The Board has determined the project is exempt from CEQA under the Class 3, New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures categorical exemption (CEQA California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 14, Section 15303) because the proposed activity consists of the installation of a new gas extension. The project is also exempt under the Class 4, Minor Alterations to Land categorical exemption (CEQA CCR, Title 14, Section 15304) because the proposed activity consists of minor public and private alterations in the condition of land and does not involve the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees. Further, none of the exceptions to the exemption in CEQA CCR, Title 14, Section 15300.2 apply. 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

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