Georgetown Airport Tree Removal Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
El Dorado County
Document Title
Georgetown Airport Tree Removal Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Utilizing CAL FIRE's Public Agency, Public and Private Utility Right of Way Exemption, a Licensed Timber Operator will cut down three acres of native growth trees at the Georgetown Airport on approach to the runway for pilot safety, and the County will remove the tree debris.

Contact Information

Christopher Perry
Agency Name
El Dorado County, Planning and Building Department
Job Title
Assistant Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Georgetown (Unincorporated Area)
El Dorado
Total Acres
Georgetown Airport
Other Location Info
The project is located on El Dorado County property at the Georgetown Airport, primarily on the southern approach to the airport runway.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, Existing Facilities, (h)
Reasons for Exemption
The project is being carried out consistent with regulation of timber harvesting operations by the California Department of Forestry and the State Board of Forestry, which is a certified regulatory program under Public Resources Code section 21080.5 and CEQA Guidelines 15250-15253. The Project received a letter of acceptance of an exemption from preparing a timber harvest plan for the construction and maintenance of a right-of-way for a public agency or a private utility. All activity will be conducted consistent with the Forest Practice Act, and there are no alternatives or mitigation measures necessary. Even if not exempt for that purpose, it would be categorically exempt under CEQA Guidelines 15301 (h) because the Project consists of landscape maintenance of an existing public facility and there is no expansion of existing or former use.
County Clerk
El Dorado


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