CAL FIRE Auburn Headquarters Facilities Repair Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
CAL FIRE Auburn Headquarters Facilities Repair Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project is located at the Cal Fire Nevada Yuba Placer Unit Headquarters near Auburn, CA. The project consists of extension of an existing 20' wide x 20' high steel framed dozer storage shed, tree removal, trenching and repair or replacement of existing underground plumbing, and replacement of a roadside sign with a new LED message board. The steel framed shed will be extended 20' in length to allow the entire length of the bulldozer and transport to fit inside. Currently the vehicle is partially exposed to the elements. The structure will be installed on the existing concrete slab by drilling and setting anchor bolts. The steel framing will be bolted down and siding installed. No soil disturbance will occur for this installation. Tree roots from landscape tree plantings have fractured and infiltrated sewer and water lines. The clay and metal pipes need to be replaced with modern plumbing. Underground facility repair includes cutting and trenching in asphalt/concrete and grass covered soil of 1550 lineal feet by 24" wide. Trenching may occur up to 48" deep. Landscape trees causing the root intrusion problems will be removed. There are24 trees that are less than 20" DBH and approximately 30' height designated for removal. All soil material removed will be replaced in the trenches. Lawn grass will be reestablished on the sites removed to bring the site to its original visual appeal. Any damaged sidewalks, drainage ways and driveways will be repaired or replaced. Placement of gravel may occur to improve vehicle parking as an alternative to asphalt and concrete. Waste rock/concrete/asphalt will be disposed of in a facility certified for that material. No more than 10 yards of waste rock/asphalt/concrete are likely. The LED message board will be installed on existing metal brackets mounted in concrete just south of the headquarters building. The former lighted sign has been abandoned and new LED message board of similar size will replace it. Due to the interruption and splicing of plumbing materials, facility maintenance and repairs may require additional cutting, trenching, repair and replacement within the confines of this analysis for a period of five years from the filing of the notice.

Contact Information

Steve Garcia
Agency Name
Cal Fire
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit Auburn Headquarters
Other Information
Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit Auburn Headquarters

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15301, 15304, Class 1, 4
Reasons for Exemption
This project fits under portions of Class 4 (Minor Alterations to Land) and Class 1 (Existing Facilities). After completing an environmental assessment, the Department has determined this project will have no significant impact on the environment. Field review by CAL FIRE staff confirmed that no exceptions apply which would preclude the use of a Notice of Exemption for this project. The Department has concluded that no significant environmental impact would occur to aesthetics, agriculture and forestland/timberland, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, geology and soils, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use planning, mineral resources, noise, population and housing, public services, recreation, transportation/traffic, or to utilities and service systems. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the Department is kept on file at the Nevada-Yuba-Placer Headquarters in Auburn.

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