CAL FIRE Howard Forest Fire Station 29-acre Parcel Acquisition

Summary

SCH Number
2019090683
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)
Document Title
CAL FIRE Howard Forest Fire Station 29-acre Parcel Acquisition
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/27/2019
Project Applicant
Wesley Dote

Document Description
The project is the acquisition of approximately 29-acre of land adjacent and north of CAL FIRE Howard Forest Fire Station. The irregular-shaped parcel is generally unimproved and consists of vacant forested hillside terrain with gated access from Old Highway 101 . CAL FIRE intends to maintain the land until it determines how best to use the property. Any future change in use would be subject to further State approvals following a determination of CEQA compliance.

Contact Information
Daniel O'Brien
Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
1131 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95818

Phone : (916) 376-1603

Location

Cities
Willits
Counties
Mendocino
Cross Streets
16755 N. Highway 101
Parcel #
147-170-06

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15061
Reasons for Exemption
The acquisition activity is exempt under the "common sense exemption" at California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15061, subdivision (b)(3). The common sense exemption states a project is exempt fromCEQA if "the activity is covered by the common sense exemption that CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. Where it can be seen that 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)(A), which states prior to completion of CEQA compliance regarding the use of 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
2019090683   PDF 865 K

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