East Valley Public Safety Training Center Class A Burn Tower

Summary

SCH Number
2021040535
Public Agency
San Bernardino Community College District
Document Title
East Valley Public Safety Training Center Class A Burn Tower
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
4/23/2021

Document Description
San Bernardino Community College District (SBCCD) is proposing to convert the smokeless Class B Burn Tower analyzed in previous EIR(s) located at the East Valley Public Safety Training Center (EVPSTC) to a Class A burn tower. Class A towers utilize real fire for training purposes while a Class B tower conducts training with theatrical effects. Construction of the Class A tower will not significantly differ from the construction of a Class B Tower. The Class A Burn Tower consists of one mock single-family dwelling and one mock warehouse with associated fire training equipment. All live fire training at the proposed training area will be conducted inside the proposed buildings. The activities will consist of burning plywood, Oriented Strand Board (OSB), dimensional lumber and/or hay within the training facilities. California Registered Instructors will conduct training burns in accordance with South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) burn authorization protocol. Due to CHC class size, total burn time will not exceed four hours in one 24-hour period.

Contact Information
Leilani Núñez
San Bernardino Community College District
Lead/Public Agency
550 E. Hospitality Lane Suite 200
San Bernardino, CA 92408

Phone : (909) 388-6933
lnunez@sbccd.edu

Location

Cities
Yucaipa
Counties
San Bernardino
Regions
Citywide Countywide Southern California
Cross Streets
11711 Sand Canyon Road
Zip
92399

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15303
Reasons for Exemption
Section 15303 of the CEQA Guidelines exempts from the provisions of CEQA, projects consisting of construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures; installation of small new equipment and facilities in small structures; and the conversion of existing small structures from one use to another where only minor modifications are made in the exterior of the structure. The Project will construct a Class A burn tower, which includes one mock single-family dwelling and one mock warehouse with associated fire training equipment. Construction of the Class A tower will not significantly differ from the construction of a Class B Tower, which was analyzed in previous EIRs. The Project will be located within an existing developed parcel. No adverse environmental impacts will occur as a result of the Project.
County Clerk
San Bernardino

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
CHC EVPSTC ECORP Class A Burn Tower Emissions Memorandum Rev 01 210406   PDF 6811 K CHC EVPSTC ECORP NOE Burn Tower District Executed 210421   PDF 113 K

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