Brand Project (Categorical Exemption CE 23-04)


SCH Number
Public Agency
Lake County
Document Title
Brand Project (Categorical Exemption CE 23-04)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
A lot line adjustment to move property lines between three legal parcels. Currently, APN 13-028-81 consists of 29.24 acres and after transferring 24.24 acres would result in 5 acres, APN 13-028-82 consists of 45.26 acres and after transferring 29.96 acres would result in 75.22 acres, and APN 013-028-13 consists of 15.84 acres and after transferring 5.77 acres would result in 10.07 acres.

Contact Information

Laura Hall
Agency Name
County of Lake
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Unincorporated Middletown
Cross Streets
Hilderbrand Drive
Total Acres
Parcel #
013-028-81, 013-028-82, & 013-028-13
State Highways
State Highway 29
Known None
Known None
Onsite Ponds

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
General Rule [Section 15061(b)(3)]
Reasons for Exemption
This action complies the Lake County Municipal Code, Chapter 17, Section 17.22, subsection 22.17, (c) As “Each of the parcels resulting from the lot line adjustment conforms to the Lake County General Plan, and any applicable zoning and building ordinances and, except in the case where one or more adjoining recorded legal lots are of less area than required by Chapter 21 of the County Code, said adjustment may be approved so long as any reduction or increase in lot size will not result in any loss or increase in development potential that would be inconsistent with the Lake County General Plan”. Additionally, this action complies with the Lake County Municipal Code, Zoning Article 7, “Minimum lot sizes of five (5) to twenty (20) acres may be approved when, as a result of physical features of the property, it is determined that adherence to the twenty (20) acre minimum parcel size would result in significant environmental impacts, or loss of agricultural efficiency, or physical separation of proposed parcels by physical features”. The proposed site has numerous water features as shown on USGS topographic maps, and one of the parcels is partially located on a ridgeline. Pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Division 6, Chapter 3, Article 5, Section 15061 (b)(3), The activity is covered by the common sense exemption that CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. Where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment, the activity is not subject to CEQA. The Lake County Community Development Department has determined that the project will not have a significant effect on the environment and is, therefore, exempt from the provisions of CEQA
County Clerk


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