Fawn Lodge Forest Fire Station - Installation of Hydroelectric Plant (Pelton Wheel)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Fawn Lodge Forest Fire Station - Installation of Hydroelectric Plant (Pelton Wheel)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
This project is located on an 80-acre parcel of state-owned land which currently operates as the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Fawn Lodge Forest Fire Station. Project will include installation of a small hydroelectric plant (Pelton Wheel) that will generate electricity that will supply a portion of the stations electricity needs. The hydroelectric plant will use water from an existing diversion from a tributary to Grass Valley Creek that was used for a decorative waterfall at the fire station. Water flows from the diversion via an existing 2 inch pipe line. An additional 300 feet of pipe will be installed that will connect to the existing pipe line to supply water to the hydroelectric plant. Vegetation at the site is primarily mixed conifer. No vegetation or significant ground disturbance will be required to install the hydroelectric plant.

Contact Information
Kelly R. Dreesmann
Cal Fire
Lead/Public Agency
875 Cypress
Redding, CA 96001

Phone : (530) 286-2880



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
This project fits within Class 28 of Categorical Exemptions described in state law. No unusual circumstances exist on this property which would preclude the use of a Notice of Exemption. The project will generate less than 5 megawatts. Operations will not change the flow regime of the affected stream which includes rate and volume of flow, temperature, amounts of dissolved oxygen or timing of release. There will be no impact to passage of fish.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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