California Correctional Center Closure


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)
Document Title
California Correctional Center Closure
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Present Land Use: Prison; General Plan: Institutional
Document Description
In compliance with Section 5003.7 of the California Penal Code, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is required to notify the State budget committees of the California State Assembly and California State Senate, as well as the Legislative Analyst’s Office, of two specific State-owned and -operated prisons proposed for closure. Accordingly, CDCR has identified the California Correctional Center (CCC) for closure. CDCR would cease operations at CCC and retain a reduced staff to ensure that the facility is maintained in operating condition. Operation of neighboring High Desert State Prison (HDSP) would continue, with the responsibility of operating some facilities that HDSP shares with CCC to be transferred to HDSP. To facilitate facility closure, incarcerated persons would be transferred from the CCC facility to other CDCR institutions that meet the needs of the incarcerated person. Additionally, CDCR and California Correctional Health Care Services would work with CCC staff to facilitate staff transfers to other CDCR institutions, including to HDSP as appropriate, to minimize loss of State employment. After all existing incarcerated individuals are transferred to other institutions, the CCC facility would enter a phase of maintenance and security characterized as a “warm shutdown.” This transition to a fully closed facility would result in the retention of approximately 10 staff to maintain/minimize deterioration of critical facility infrastructure, such as electrical systems, heating/ventilation equipment, plumbing, building exteriors, and grounds.

Contact Information

Peter J Connelly Jr
Agency Name
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Job Title
Branch Chief, Environmental Planning Section
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Heather Blair
Agency Name
Ascent Environmental
Job Title
Senior Project Manager
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


Cross Streets
Center Rd and Leavitt Ln
Total Acres
Parcel #
117-510-06-11; 117-150-01-11
State Highways
route 395
Leavitt Lake Head Start
Susan River
3; 4

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 Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 2 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan South Lake Tahoe Region 6 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)
Development Types
Other (Prison closure)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, 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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