Chico Hangar Space Lease


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)
Document Title
Chico Hangar Space Lease
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The project consists of executing a lease for a hangar to store a C-13 0 Hercules air tanker and other essential equipment. The hangar building is 125 ' by 85' and will provide storage for fire retardant, forklift, air tanker, and other necessary items for the expansion of operations due to the extended fire season.

Contact Information
Christina Snow
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
1131 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

Phone : (916) 324-1639


Cross Streets
1325 Fortress Street, Chico, California 95973

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, Section 15301 - Existing Facilities
Reasons for Exemption
This project consists of leasing existing hangar space within an active airbase. CCR Section 15301, Class 1 consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination. 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 1300 U Street, Sacramento, CA 95818.


Notice of Exemption
2020050022_Chico Hanger Space Lease   PDF 590 K

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