Reasons for Exemption
The Class 3 Categorical Exemption includes construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures; installation of small new equipment and facilties in small structures. In addition, none of the conditions described in Section 15300.2 apply to this project. The proposed wireless facility, including the lease area, wireless faux stealthing, equipment within the lease area, and facility fencing is not located within a biotic resource area, sensitive habitat, nor is it visible from a scenic roadway or visual resource area, nor would it include significant hazardous
substances. The closest mapped scenic road (a portion of Casserly Road), as designated by General Plan Section 5.10.10, is located approximately 1.5 miles east from the project site. Given the distance from Casserly Road and use of camouflaging and stealth techniques, the design of the proposed facility would not significantly affect any designated visual resources, consistent with the technological requirements of the proposed cellular service. Propane tanks and gas emergency generators are common to residential development in rural areas and not considered to include
significant hazardous materials. The site is also not identified on the hazardous site list by the Environmental Health Agency. Preliminary grading plans require approximately 415 cubic yards EXHIBIT Aof cut and 170 cubic yards of fill. No trees would be removed as part of this proposal. The site is not mapped for the presence of environmental resources or constraints in the area of the proposed development. Though the proposed site is located in a County Fault Zone, a geotechnical report
was submitted and accepted by Environmental Planning staff per REV211420 for the previous site. As conditioned, a soils report update for the current Building Code and new location to be prepared and stamped by a licensed Geotechnical Engineer would be required.