Boggs Mountain DSF Office Relocation

Summary

SCH Number
2019110420
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)
Document Title
Boggs Mountain DSF Office Relocation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
11/21/2019

Document Description
This Project involves the construction a new 2,300ft2 building to act as the office for the Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest (BMDSF) located in Lake County. The construction will take place over the course of the next year. The facilities include a new administration building, located away from the airbase to reduce the noise impact from helicopter operations. Ground disturbing activities include leveling a pad for a new foundation and installation of new utilities including water lines and electrical line right of way associated with the construction project. Power lines will be installed aboveground, along the western property line with a 10' offset. Additionally, water lines will be installed underground, offset 5' from the power lines. The point of origin will be at the top corner of Oak Street in the Gifford Springs subdivision, and heading directly north through the corner lot owned by the Cobb Water District. In addition to the building construction a new entrance road and a parking area will be developed and paved. The entrance road access will be from forest road 530. A septic system and leach field will be developed to serve both facilities just southwest of the parking area and entrance road. An electrical service drop will be established to a new electrical meter and miscellaneous water line trenching will be required to supply the building and new water hydrant. The forest is substantially damaged due to the Valley Fire in 2015 and has been salvage logged extensively. A less than 3-acre conversion exemption from the Forest Practice Rules will be prepared by a Registered Professional Forester.

Contact Information
Peter Leuzinger
Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
1199 Big Tree Road
St. Helena, CA 94574

Phone : (707) 928-4378

Location

Counties
Lake
Other Location Info
Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15303 - Class 3
Reasons for Exemption
This project is consistent with the Class 3 Categorical Exemption § 15303 (new construction or conversion of small structures). This project will encompass tasks associated with the construction of a new 2,300 square ft. office. Field review by CAL FIRE staff confirmed that no exceptions apply which would preclude the use of a Notice of Exemption for this project, and furthermore conclude that no significant environmental impacts would occur. 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 kept on file at CAL FIRE's LNU Headquarters in St. Helena.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2019110420 Boggs Mountain   PDF 866 K

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