Type, Section or Code
Class 3, New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures; Class 4, 15304 Minor Alterations to Land
Reasons for Exemption
This project meets the requirements of a Class 3 Categorical Exemption “15303 New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures” -“Class 3 consists of construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures; installation of small new equipment and facilities in small structures. The project is small in size, will increase monitoring of wildfires, and will not result in significant effects on biological and archeological resources nor the environment. Field reviews conducted by CAL FIRE staff have confirmed that no impacts will occur, which would justify 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/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. CAL FIRE has determined this project would not impact the environment. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the OCFA is kept on file with the Pre-Fire Management Section at OCFA’s Regional Fire Operations Training Center, 1 Fire Authority Rd., Irvine, CA 92602