CA Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Higgins Corner Fire Station Replacement

Summary

SCH Number
2019090149
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)
Document Title
CA Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Higgins Corner Fire Station Replacement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/4/2019
Project Applicant
Jerry Leong

Document Description
The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) seeks to acquire an approximately 7.05 net acre parcel of land located at the southwest corner of West Hacienda Drive at the intersection of Combie Road in the unincorporated area of Grass Valley, Nevada County. The acquisition will provide vacant land in Grass Valley which will accommodate construction of a two-engine fire station and ancillary facilities, associated equipment and Cal Fire personnel. Future actions, including development of the property, will undergo complete environmental review as required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Contact Information
Jennifer Parson
CA Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
1301 U Street, Suite 3100
Sacramento, CA 95818

Phone : (916) 376-1604

Location

Cities
Grass Valley
Counties
Nevada
Cross Streets
23036 W. Hacienda Drive

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15061
Reasons for Exemption
The acquisition activity is exempt under the "general rule" or "common sense" exemption at California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Section 15061, subdivision (b)(3). The commonsense exemption states a project is exempt from CEQA if "the activity is covered by the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. Where there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment, the activity is not subject to CEQA." The land acquisition agreements that transfer the ownership to the State do not have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. Any future approval of any use of the site is conditioned upon full CEQA compliance per California Code of Regulations, Title 14 Section 15004, Subdivision (b)(2)(8), which states prior to completion of CEQA compliance regarding the use of a site, "agencies may designate a preferred site for CEQA review and may enter into land acquisition agreements when the agency has conditioned the agency's future use of the site on CEQA compliance."

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
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