Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of
Flinn Springs Work Center
NOE - Notice of Exemption
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
This project proposes the placement of a new 24-foot-wide by 30-foot-long prefabricated "Tough Shed" storage building on a 6-inch-thick concrete slab and a parking area within a dirt covered area behind the existing CAL FIRE San Diego Flinn Springs Fire Station 21 residence. The environmental setting is in oak and grass land within a rural residential area. Implementation of this project will require minor leveling of the proposed area with any spoils to be terraced into adjacent areas, placement of form boards and re-enforcing steel, placement of approximately 14 cubic yards of transit mix concrete. Installation of the 24-foot by 30-foot building to be completed by building contractor. There will be utility connections to this new building requiring
excavation of 10 feet of trench, 18 inches in depth from existing station electrical panel to new building, placement of 1-inch electrical conduit and backfill, compaction and leveling of trenches to original grade. Prefabricated building will be installed by
private contractor, all other work will be performed by CAL FIRE personnel and hand crews. The project is anticipated to take approximately 3 weeks to complete. Less than one acre of soil will be disrupted when work is completed. The CAL FIRE San Diego Flinn Springs Fire Station 21 is located at 9711 Flinn Springs Rd in El Cajon approximately 1 mile east of Lake Jennings in a residential area.
This project fits under portions of three classes of Categorical Exemptions to CEQA: Class I (Existing Facilities), Class 3 (New Construction of Small Structure), and Class 4 (Minor Alterations to Land). Most of the project activities would occur within previously disturbed areas. The areas where new ground disturbing activities might occur are limited and are best described as minor in scope. These areas were carefully inspected for environmental concerns. The Department has concluded that no significant environmental impact would occur to aesthetics, agriculture and forestland or 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 or traffic, or to utilities and service systems. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the Department is kept on file at CALFIRE's San Diego Unit Headquarters 2249 Jamacha Road, EL Cajon, CA 92019.