Winter Storm Hazardous Vegetation Clean-Up Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Nevada County
Document Title
Winter Storm Hazardous Vegetation Clean-Up Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The 2023 Winter Storm Hazardous Vegetation Clean-Up Project will remove storm debris caused by the February-March Winter Storm of 2023 from along private and county roadways in highly impacted communities including North Bloomfield, Cascade Shores, Greenhorn, Lower Colfax, PlaVada, Scotts Flat, and You Bet.

Contact Information

Alex K Keeble-Toll
Agency Name
Nevada County Office of Emergency Services
Job Title
Senior Administrative Analyst
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Various Locations (across Nevada County)
Other Location Info
See Exhibit A included with the NOE for maps and a list of roads included in this project.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Declared Emergency
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(3); 15269(a)
Reasons for Exemption
This project is exempt as it addresses a declared emergency. California, including Nevada County, was struck by storm disasters starting on February 21, 2023. On March 1, 2023, Governor Newson proclaimed a state of emergency to support disaster response and relief in counties impacted by severe winter storms, including Nevada County. On April 3, 2023, President Biden declared a major disaster, "California Severe Winter Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-4699)." County of Nevada was added to the list of impacted counties on June 30, 2023. To reduce the risk of wildfire in the aftermath of the declared emergency (2023 Winter Storm) this project will maintain and restore property impacted by downed hazardous vegetation and vegetative debris. As such, the project falls under a Categorical Exemption per Section 15269(a) - Emergency Projects.
County Clerk


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