Ukiah Air Attack Base Retardant Jettison Area


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

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



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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