CAL FIRE St. Helena Auto Shop and Warehouse Replacement


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
CAL FIRE St. Helena Auto Shop and Warehouse Replacement
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Zoning: East Site: Agricultural Preserve (AP) / West Site: Agricultural Watershed (AW) General Plan: Agriculture, Watershed, and Open Space
Document Description
The Project will include, but not be limited to, a new 10,570 square foot (sf) auto shop, 7,200 sf warehouse, 1,700 sf covered vehicle wash rack, 1,400 sf covered pump test pit, 1,000 sf generator and fire pump building, 200,000-gallon fire water tank, and 1,000-gallon gas and 1,500-gallon diesel fuel vaults. The square footages stated above are approximate. The former auto shop was destroyed in an internal fire in 2019. The existing warehouse, tire shop, three sheds, and former auto shop concrete slab would be demolished to make room for the new auto shop, which would be larger than the previous one. The structures to be demolished are all located on the west site The existing fuel vaults would also be demolished and replaced with new vaults of the same size.

Contact Information

Dakota Smith
Agency Name
Department of General Services, Senior Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
1199 Big Tree Rd, St Helena (St. Helena Highway and Big Tree Road)
Total Acres
State Highways
State Route 29
Napa River, Mill Creek
Other Information
The CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit (LNU) Headquarters and St. Helena Forest Fire Station are located on the east and west sides of State Route (SR) 29 at 1199 Big Tree Road, St. Helena (east site) and 3535 St. Helena Highway, Calistoga (west site), respectively, Napa County, California. The west site is approximately 6.5 acres and the east site is approximately 5.4 acres. The sites are used in conjunction by CAL FIRE as a fire base.

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Development Types
Other (Fire Facility)
Local Actions
Board Approval
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Noise, Public Services, Wildfire


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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