Lyons Valley FFS - Water Storage Upgrade


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)
Document Title
Lyons Valley FFS - Water Storage Upgrade
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) will soon implement a project to upgrade the sub-standard existing potable water storage at the Lyons Valley Forest Fire Station located in Jamul, California. The project will consist of placing (2) 2500-gallon, high density polyethylene water tanks adjacent to the existing tank farm located on a hilltop near the apparatus building within CAL FIRE property. The project will require that the tanks be placed on gravel beds approximately 2.5" thick. These tanks will help add to the storage capacity of the station's potable water. Communication floats will need to be powered via conduit from an existing panel located 30' away in the pump house. The trench for power will only need to be 2'-3' deep. Since these tanks will become the direct outgoing source to the buildings, there will need to be some trenching between the tank farm and the existing buildings. This 2'-3' deep trench will approximately 200' run through the north slope of the hill which substantially altered during initial construction.

Contact Information
Mark Ostrander
Cal Fire
P.O. Box 944246
Sacramento, CA 94244-2460

Phone : (619) 590-3123


San Diego
Other Location Info
17461 Lyons Valley Road Jamul, CA 91935

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class1,Sec.15301(d) and (e)(1)
Reasons for Exemption
Existing Facilities This project fits the description for a Class 1 Categorical Exemption to CEQA covering small-scale project on existing facilities. The hilltop has already been graded and graveled for initial tank farm construction. This upgrade will not impact vegetation or habitat on the sides of the hill. This facility was built in 1996-1997. The CEQA document (Negative Declaration) supporting that project included an environmental impact analysis which was re-reviewed for the current project. CAL FIRE has determined this project to be exempt, that no circumstances exist, and will not cause environmental impacts. Documentation of the limited environmental study is on file at CAL FIRE's San Diego Unit Headquarters in El Cajon.

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