NEU UH - CALSTAR Lease Renewal


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
NEU UH - CALSTAR Lease Renewal
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project entails renewing an existing lease that CAL FIRE has with the California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR), a California Cooperation. The lease renewal will allow the continued use of an existing facility approximately 13.63 acres in size, which is located with CAL FIRE's Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit Headquarters facility in Auburn. The facility consists of a helicopter pad, associated buildings, and space in an above-ground fuel vault. CALSTAR will have the non-exclusive right to use the helicopter pad for landing, taking off and parking of an air ambulance helicopter, and an exclusive right to lease a 12' X 40' pad for a CALSTAR modular administration building, an adjacent 24' X 60' pad for a crew quarters modular building, an exclusive right to use six (6) parking spaces for CALSTAR employee personal vehicles plus the right to use one (1) additional parking space for visitors. CALSTAR will also have the non-exclusive right to use a back-up landing site and the right to station a fuel truck on the leased premises to refuel helicopters while on the helicopter pad. The project will not cause any alteration of the existing facility beyond the current use. The lease renewal is an administrative process that will not result in environmental impacts.

Contact Information

Matthew S. Reischman
Agency Name
Cal Fire
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, Sec 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project consists of the operation, repair, maintenance or mi nor alteration of existing public/private facility involving negligible or nor expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination. A CAL FIRE Registered Professional forester has conducted an environmental review, and determined that project implementation will not result in impacts to cultural or biological resources beyond the current use of the facility. No unusual circumstances exist which would preclude that use of a Categorical Exemption.

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