City of Petaluma Integrated Pest Management Policy Approval Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Petaluma
Document Title
City of Petaluma Integrated Pest Management Policy Approval Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Approval of an updated Integrated Pest Management Policy applicable to City employees, contractors, and lessees. The policy reaffirms the City's commitment to Integrated Pest Management principles and adds a requirement to discontinue synthetic pesticides. While the policy largely memorializes existing practices, additional administrative processes are now required, including regular reporting of pest management practices. The policy is intended to provide greater environmental protection to employees and visitors and users of city facilities, including the public right of way.

Contact Information

Patrick Carter
Agency Name
City of Petaluma
Job Title
Assistant to the City Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Article 19: Section 21084; Class 15304 (Minor Alterations) & Class 15301 (Existing Facilities)
Reasons for Exemption
Adoption of the Integrated Pest Management Policy is exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines (Commonsense Exemption) because it can be seen with certainty that amending the City's pest management practices to reflect the updated pest management practices that reduce herbicides will have a significant effect on the environment. The project is also categorically exempt pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Sections 15301 (Existing Facilities) and Section 15304 (Minor Alterations to Land) as the use of the pesticides will result in minor and temporary changes to already existing public facilities, which will be less invasive than prior City practices.
County Clerk


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