Reasons for Exemption
This project fits under portions of Class 4 Categorical Exemption “15304 Minor Alterations to Land” – “Class 4 consists of minor public or private alterations in the conditions of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve the removal of healthy, mature, and scenic tree except for forestry and agricultural purposes.” The project is small and will enhance forest health, increase general fire safety, and improve aesthetics while creating minimal ground disturbance. The project will not result in significant negative impacts to biological, environmental, or archeological resources. 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 or timberland, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, geology and soils, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use planning, mineral resources, noise, population and housing, public services, recreation, transportation or traffic, or to utilities and service systems. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the Department is kept on file at CAL FIRE, Riverside Unit, 210 W. San Jacinto Ave., Perris, CA, 92570.