Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of
Monte Vista HQ Prefabricated Office Building
NOE - Notice of Exemption
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
This project proposes the placement of a prefabricated 20-foot by 40-foot office building on a permanent concrete foundation with walkways, planter box and utilities connection. This project is located next to existing office structure within existing driveway and dirt area at the San Diego Unit Headquarters property. Work includes removal of a 15-foot by 57-foot section of existing concrete driveway, excavation of 112 yards of soil for footings and site leveling with spoils to be re-contoured into surrounding dirt areas, excavation of 30-feet of 3-foot deep utility trench, placement of utility apparatus and back-fill of trench, setting of form-boards and steel reinforcing bar, placement of 24 yards of transit mix concrete and haul in and placement of prefabricated building with electrical, sewer and water connections.
See NOE for details.
SW¼ of SW¼, Section 30, T16S, R1E, SBBM (Projected)
Notice of Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, 4
Reasons for Exemption
The project is consistent with two Categorical Exemptions: 15303, Class 3 New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures and 15304, Class 4 Minor Alterations to Land. After completing an environmental analysis, the Department has determined
this project will have no significant impact on the environment. This determination is based on field assessments, a CNDDB search, greenhouse gas emission calculations, and archaeological review completed by CAL FIRE Archaeological staff. 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 retained on file at CAL FIRE MVU Headquarters in El Cajon.