Columbia Air Attack Base Helicopter Pad Replacement Project

Summary

SCH Number
2019070185
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (Cal Fire)
Document Title
Columbia Air Attack Base Helicopter Pad Replacement Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/7/2019
Project Applicant
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

Document Description
The existing cement helicopter landing pad at the Columbia Air Attack Base needs to be expanded to accommodate larger rotary winged aircraft. The existing cement pad and lawn will be removed using a tracked excavator, loader and dump truck. A new cement pad, approximately 56-feet by 56-feet in size, will be poured in the same area as the existing cement pad and lawn. The demolition phase of the project is expected to take approximately one week. The construction phase of the project is expected to take approximately two weeks. Tree removal will not be required within the footprint of the construction; however, some trees adjacent to the new pad may need to be felled for adequate clearance for aircraft. The project is not adjacent to any watercourses. The topography is flat. The Columbia Air Attack Base is located near the town of Columbia in Tuolumne County. The airport is approximately 2,120 feet above sea level in elevation. Surrounding vegetation would best be described as oak woodland, with scattered Ponderosa and California Gray Pine.

Contact Information
Adam Frese
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
785 Mountain Ranch Road
San Andreas, CA 95249

Phone : (209) 754-2706

Location

Counties
Tuolumne
Other Location Info
Columbia Air Attack Base, T2N, Rl6E, Portion of Sec 11, MDBM

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 2, 15302
Reasons for Exemption
See Attached NOE

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
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