Reasons for Exemption
This project fits under portions of a Categorical Exemption to CEQA Class 2 - existing facilities and Class 4 - minor alterations to land. The SCBA shed and generator pad are replacing an existing portable shed with minor alterations to land with the
trenching and new cement pad. The installation will cause minimal disturbance to a base rock fill installed during the facility replacement in the early 2000's. The project as proposed will have minimal impacts to humans or the environment. Field review by CAL FIRE staff confirmed that no exceptions apply that 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 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 the Butte Fire Center, 6640 Steiffer Road, Magalia, CA 95954.