Ukiah Air Attack Base Retardant Jettison Area

Summary

SCH Number
2010108171
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Board of
Document Title
Ukiah Air Attack Base Retardant Jettison Area
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
This project involves the periodic jettisoning of excess fire retardant and/or jel material from air tankers onto grass and chaparral vegetation along a ridge-top located in the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Cow Mountain Recreation Area near Ukiah, California. CAL FIRE air tankers dispatched to a reported fire from the Ukiah Air Attack Base are at times, while airborne, cancelled prior to dropping retardant/jel. As not all air tankers are capable of landing with a full load of fire retardant/gel, they must jettison a portion of the load to insure a safe landing. The us os this jettison site is conducted under a Memorandum of Understanding with the BLM, which manages the Recreation Area for hiking, camping, horseback riding, bicycling, off-road vehicle use & hunting. The jettison area is closed off to public use.

Contact Information
Louis Sciocchetti
Forestry and Fire Protection, Board of
802 N. Main Street
Ft. Bragg, CA 95437

707 961-1494

Location

Cities
Ukiah
Counties
Mendocino

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15307 - Class 7
Reasons for Exemption
The minor vegetation disturbance resulting from this project is campatible with land use practices and values associated with a wildland setting.
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