Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of
Cal Fire Columbia Hill Fire Station Modifications
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The project of roof replacements and structure improvements to Calfire facilities. Structure improvements include installation of a carport with walls and a door for protected parking of one Cal Fire apparatus and modification of the existing apparatus bay to a wider, single door rather than two narrower ones. Limited excavation (less than 100 cubic feet) will occur in an existing parking lot. Modification of the existing apparatus bay involves the removal of the building façade and doors, installation of new structural members of steel or wood, installation of a new door, and replacement of log siding material with same or similar siding material to match the style and décor of the existing structures. Roof replacements include the removal of existing metal roof, repair of roof deck and underlayment as necessary, and installation of new metal roofing to match the décor of the existing buildings. Hard surfaces will be saw cut and material removed to allow footing excavation. Disturbed sites will be reestablished to original visual appeal. The entire facility will be re-sealed and repainted including the parking areas for vehicles and apparatus. All sidewalks, drainage ways and driveways will be repaired to match the original material. All work will occur during regular business hours. Site 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 this notice.
Project Location: Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit, Columbia Hill Forest Fire Station
Notice of Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4, Sec. 15304, & Class*
Reasons for Exemption
*1 and Section 15301
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.