CDFA Noxious Weed Grant Program 2023-2025


SCH Number
Public Agency
Tulare County
Document Title
CDFA Noxious Weed Grant Program 2023-2025
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Tulare County Board of Supervisors (on August 15, 2023) entered into an Agreement the with the State of California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) to provide funding for the County of Tulare Agriculture Commissioner’s Office to offset costs of providing Noxious Weed Surveying and Treatment. The detection and treatment of invasive noxious weeds is critically important to the agricultural industry within Tulare County and State of California. Implementing the programs as provided by CDFA (i.e., the use of equipment, herbicides, chemicals, personnel, etc.) would mitigate the spread of several invasive weeds that threaten the cattle industry. As such, the funds will result in a public benefit by supporting the actions necessary to eradicate invasive weeds and protect the cattle industry as noted above.

Contact Information

Sam Conant
Agency Name
County of Tulare, Resource Management Agency Agricultural Commissioner/ Sealer
Job Title
Project Representative
Contact Types
Project Applicant


unincorporated area
Countywide, Unincorporated
Other Information
Throughout Tulare County, CA

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Categorical Exemption Section 15307 Actions by Regulatory Agencies for Protection of Natural Resources and 15308 Actions
Reasons for Exemption
This action is consistent with CEQA Guidelines (California Administrative Code, Title 14, Division 6) Section 15061 (b)(3) that there is no possibility that the proposed grant activity may have a significant effect on the environment. Thus, Section 15061 (b)(3) is applicable and appropriate for this project. Further, CDFA certified a Final Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for the Statewide Plant Pest Prevention and Management Program as an ongoing effort by CDFA to protect California’s agriculture from damage caused by invasive plant species. CDFA also certified Addendum No. 1 (on July 15, 2016) and Addendum No. 2 (on April 17, 2017) to the PEIR. As such, the use of Sections 15307 Actions by Regulatory Agencies for Protection of Natural Resources and 15308 Actions by Regulatory Agencies for Protection of the Environment are appropriate and applicable.
County Clerk


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