CA Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Forest Fire Station Replacement - Bieber, CA

Summary

SCH Number
2016058105
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)
Document Title
CA Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Forest Fire Station Replacement - Bieber, CA
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
5/9/2016

Document Description
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL Fire) Seeks to acquire an 80 acre parcel of land located approximately 2.6 miles southeast of Hwy 299 on the south side of Susanville Road and approximately eight miles northeast of the town of Bieber. The acquisition will provide property to relocate and replace the existing fire station in Bieber, which will accommodate required space for a helitack base, associated equipment and Cal Fire personnel. Future actions, including development of the property, will undergo complete environmental review as required by the California Environmental Quality act (CEQA).

Contact Information
Patricia Kelly
Cal Fire
1301 U Street, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95818

Phone : (916) 376-1609

Location

Counties
Lassen

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
The acquisition activity is exempt under the "general rule" or "common sense" exemption at California code of Regulations, title 14, section 15061, subdivision (b)(3). The common sense exemption states a project is exempt from CEQA if "the activity is covered by the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. Where it can be seen that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment, the activity is not subject to CEQA." The land acquisition agreements that transfer the ownership to the State do not have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. Any future approval of any use of the site is conditioned upon full CEQA compliance per California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15004, subdivision (b)(2)(b), which states prior to completion of CEQA compliance regarding the use of a site, "agencies may designate a preferred site for CEQA review and may enter into land acquisition agreements when the agency has conditioned the agency's future use of the site on CEQA compliance."

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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