Fire Investigation Training


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Fire Investigation Training
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project involves field training exercises for CAL FIRE and El Dorado County Fire Department employees to improve proficiency for fire investigation operations (Fire Investigation-210 ICS Training). The training exercise will take place on less than 3 acres of El Dorado County Water District property (El Dorado Hills Fire Department's Bass Hill Station #86) in western El Dorado County. The grass vegetation will be removed to construct a hand-built fire line along the northern and western boundaries; approximately 1,000 lineal feet of 2-foot wide handline will be constructed to contain the burn plots. Minimal soil disturbance will occur. No watercourses exist on or adjacent to the property, hence no activity will take place in the stream buffer zones and there will be no stream crossings constructed. No activity will take place in the stream buffer zones and there will be no stream crossings constructed. No activity will take place on any steep pitches over 50% in slope or when soils are saturated. Project timing is established to be May 18-24, 2009.

Contact Information

Jan Bray
Agency Name
Cal Fire
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


El Dorado

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4, 7; Sec 15304,15307
Reasons for Exemption
The project involves only minor alterations to the existing conditions approximately 2000 lineal feet of hand-built fire line in order to prevent fire escape during training exercises. The Unit Environmental Coordinator has completed a limited environmental review including consultations with the California Department of Fish and Game's Natural Diversity Database and the Cal FIRE Archaeologist in Fresno. This review indicated that sensitive areas will be protected through avoidance, the project is exempt, and no special circumstances exist nor will sensitive areas be affected. Documentation of the environmental review is on file at CAL FIRE's Amador-El Dorado Unit Headquarters in Camino, CA. No significant environmental impact is anticipated from this project.

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