JPA-wide Direct Assistance Program


SCH Number
Public Agency
Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority (MWPA)
Document Title
JPA-wide Direct Assistance Program
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed direct assistance to homeowners involves funding a crew directly to conduct treatment activities within up to 100 feet from structures would occur in accordance with findings from defensible space inspections conducted to meet state (Public Resource Code [PRC] §§ 4290 and 4291) and local fire safety regulations.

Contact Information

Anne Crealock
Agency Name
Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority
Job Title
Planning and Program Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Corte Madera, Fairfax, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Novato, Ross, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sausalito
Other Location Info
Private property owners in the Marin Wildfire JPA boundary

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(1); 15268; and Section 15321, Class 21 Enforcement Actions by Regulatory Agencies
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is ministerially exempt as the Marin Wildfire and the member agencies would not make discretionary decisions under the proposed project to permit implementation of defensible space treatments around residential structures. Approval of the proposed project would result in allocation of funding to the Direct Assistance Program and does not constitute a discretionary decision on whether, where, or how treatment activities would occur to meet state and local regulations. Even if the proposed project were not ministerially exempt, it still qualifies for a categorical exemption from CEQA. A Class 21-exempt project consists of actions by regulatory agencies to enforce laws and regulations administered or adopted by the regulatory agency. The Marin Wildfire is not a regulatory agency. The fire agencies that comprise the Marin Wildfire member agencies have the authority to inspect for conformance and enforce state and local fire safety standards (e.g., Marin County Municipal Code 16.16.020, 16.16.0050; San Rafael Municipal Code 4.12.050). Direct assistance to homeowners through implementation of vegetation treatment activities to meet state and local fire safety requirements is an aspect of enforcement to achieve compliance and is consistent with enforcement actions by the fire agencies.
County Clerk


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