Pinehurst/Miramonte Ingress/Egress Roadside Fuel Break


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Pinehurst/Miramonte Ingress/Egress Roadside Fuel Break
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Pinehurst/Miramonte Ingress/Egress Fuel Breaks Project (project) involves the roadside treatment of vegetative fuels along several public road segments in eastern Fresno County, CA. The planned treatment area will extend 30 feet out from both sides of designated roads. The project area encompasses 221 SRA acres, which includes the existing road width, along 19 miles of road. Approximately 135 net acres of roadside vegetation will be treated on the SRA lands. Vegetation will be treated by a combination of mechanical and manual methods. The primary method will utilize a masticator reaching out from the road’s edge. Hand crews using chain saws and pruning saws will be employed as a secondary method. Vegetation targeted for removal will include accumulations of surface fuels, hazard trees, and branches overhanging roads that present a safety issue to the public and emergency personnel.

Contact Information

Nicolas Meyer
Agency Name
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Miramonte, Pinehurst
Southern California
Total Acres
Other Location Info
Portions of Section 33, T13S, R27E; Sections 4,5,6,9,10,14,15,20,21,22,23,26,27,28 & 35, T14S, R27E; and Sections 11,13,14 & 24, T14S, R26E, M.D.B.M.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4 §15304 Minor Alterations to Land
Reasons for Exemption
This project fits into a Class 4 Categorical Exemption to CEQA (15304 minor alterations to land). Field review by a CAL FIRE Unit Environmental Scientist confirmed that no exceptions apply which would preclude the use of a Notice of Exemption for this project. The Department has concluded that no significant environmental impact would occur to aesthetics, agriculture and forestland/timberland, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, energy, geology and soils, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use planning, mineral resources, noise, population and housing, public services, recreation, transportation/traffic, or to utilities and service systems and wildfire following approval and implementation of this project. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the Department is kept on file at CAL FIRE Fresno-Kings Unit Headquarters at 210 South Academy Avenue, Sanger, CA 93657.


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