Daou Mountain / Major Grading Permit; GRAD2023-00140


SCH Number
Public Agency
San Luis Obispo County
Document Title
Daou Mountain / Major Grading Permit; GRAD2023-00140
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
A request by Daou Family LLC for a major grading permit (GRAD2023-00140) to allow for road widening required for the driveway to the Daou tasting room to meet current code requirements for CalFire. The proposed project will disturb approximately 2.3-acres of the 86.26-acre parcel, including 600-cubic-yards of cut and 7500-cubic-yards of fill. The proposed parcel is within the Agriculture land use category and is located approximately 4 miles from the Paso Robles Urban Reserve Line. The site is within the Adelaida Sub-area of the North County Planning Area.

Contact Information

Dominic Dal Porto
Agency Name
County of San Luis Obispo
Job Title
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Paso Robles
San Luis Obispo
Parcel #

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
Section 15061 (b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
This project is covered by the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. It can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that this project may have a significant effect on the environment; therefore, the activity is not subject to CEQA. [Reference: State CEQA Guidelines sec. 15061(b)(3), General Rule Exemption]. This project is to construct a widened driveway on an Agriculture land use parcel to meet CalFire code requirements. The grading activities are located within sparsely vegetated and previously disturbed areas of the parcel and will result in minimum vegetation removal. No known special status plant or wildlife species or resources are known to have habitats within the area. The project does not impact any scenic resources for any officially designated scenic highways. The project does not involve or cause a substantial adverse change in the significance of a historical resource. It can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that this project may have a significant effect on the environment.
County Clerk
San Luis Obispo


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