Great Valley Ecoregion Advanced Mitigation Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT)
Document Title
Great Valley Ecoregion Advanced Mitigation Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Caltrans proposes to contract with a third-party contractor to create mitigation credits to be applied to Caltrans transportation projects in need of offsets for environmental impacts. The contractor will be responsible for all environmental compliance associated with the creation of these credits. This document is to show that the creation and implementation of a contract will not create any significant impacts.

Contact Information

Jessica Barger
Agency Name
Job Title
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Colusa, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba
Northern California
Other Location Info
Within the following Hydrologic Unit Code-8 subbasins: Honcut Headwaters-Lower Feather, Lower American, Lower Sacramento, Sacramento-Stone Corral, Upper Bear, Upper Coon-Upper Auburn, and Upper Yuba

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
14 CCR 15061 [b][3]
Reasons for Exemption
Caltrans is pursuing a contract with a third-party contractor to establish mitigation credits in the Great Valley Ecoregion. There will be no construction or impacts caused by Caltrans. All environmental clearances for the creation of the bank will be acquired by the mitigation banker. Caltrans determined this project to classify as a common sense exemption due to its limitations as the contract manager.
County Clerk


Final Document(s) [Approved_Certified draft environmental documents]

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