Alma Air Attack Base Relocation NOE


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Alma Air Attack Base Relocation NOE
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The Alma Helitack Base (HB), currently located at 19650 Santa Cruz Highway in Los Gatos, is in the process of expanding operations. A new site has been located within the existing Moffett Federal Airfield (MFA) in Mountain View, California. Phase 1 includes a lease for space within Hanger N211 (3,160 sf). Apparatus Bay N248 would be used to store the Heli-tender vehicle and associative maintenance equipment with 3,000 square feet. Personnel needs will be partially addressed with existing office spaces within the Hanger N211. There are two vacant offices R176 and R178 (218 sf each) and these will be used by the pilots, crew members, and mechanics for varying logistical coordination requirements. Approximately 15 personnel on average (26 maximum) will utilize the site. No construction activities are being proposed for Phase 1 and existing utilities onsite will be utilized. Phase 2 consists of the installation of two prefabricated support modular trailers (1,440 square feet and 2,100 square feet respectively). Phase 3 consists of the installation of two barracks trailers (1,900 square feet each). All work being proposed will be on disturbed and developed land. Project activities are anticipated to commence in December 2020 and last approximately six months.

Contact Information
Christina Snow
Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Lead/Public Agency
1131 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

Phone : (916) 324-1639


Santa Clara
Northern California
Cross Streets
McCord Avenue

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, Section 15301 Existing Facilities
Reasons for Exemption
Leasing space within existing structures
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 3, Section 15303 New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures
Reasons for Exemption
Installation of four temporary modular buildings


Notice of Exemption
AlmaAAB_Relocation_NOE   PDF 149 K

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