Higgins Corner Fire Station Lease


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Higgins Corner Fire Station Lease
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project consists of renewal of a lease that has recently expired for the Higgins Corner Fire Station No. 21 CAL FIRE has leased the fire station from the Higgins Fire Protection District since 1978. The fire station sits on four acres and includes a four-bay apparatus buildings, barracks, mess hall, fueling station, hose wash rack area, water storage tank and paved parking. The station serves both the District and CAL FIRE under a cooperative fire protection contract. The surrounding area vegetation is characterized by a mix of open grassland and oak woodland, with dominant tree species being black oak, blue oak and ponderosa with patches of willow scrub riparian vegetation, freshwater marsh and valley oak.

Contact Information

Christina Snow
Agency Name
Cal Fire
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Grass Valley
Other Location Info
10106 Combie Rd

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 existing facilities
Reasons for Exemption
The project is consistent with categorical exemptions: 15301, class 1 existing facilities. This exemption consists of the operation, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination. The project is rre-establishing a lease that has expired (been in place since 1978) and does not proposes any physical changes.

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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