Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of
Boggs Outhouses Project
NOE - Notice of Exemption
This project involves the removal, disposal, and replacement of facilities damaged and destroyed by wildland fire on Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest (BMDSF) located in Lake County. The facilities include three outhouses and associated underground vaults either damaged or destroyed by the Valley Fire in 2015. The three outhouses are located within BMDSF. The forest is substantially damaged and has been salvage logged extensively. During the work required to install the outhouses, less than 1 acre of soil will be disrupted.
This project fits under portions of two classes of Categorical Exemptions to CEQA: Class 1 (Existing Facilities), and Class 2, (Replacement or Reconstruction). Most of the project activities might occur are limited and are best described as minor in scope. 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 CAL FIRE's LNU Headquarters in St. Helena.