San Luis Obispo Unit Paso Robles Air Attack Base Barracks Installation


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
San Luis Obispo Unit Paso Robles Air Attack Base Barracks Installation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The San Luis Obispo Unit needs to provide a permanent structure for firefighter and Department staff at the Paso Robles Air Attack Base (PRAAB) in Paso Robles, California. The project involves the installation of an approximately 4,500 square foot barracks located at Paso Robles Municipal Airport, Paso Robles, CA 93446. The proposed building location lies on an undeveloped area next to the existing structures at the PRAAB. The project area is a previously disturbed site consisting of artificial fill and gravel void of any native vegetation and routinely disked for dryland farming operations. A new concrete pad will be poured to act as a foundation to the new AAB Barracks and a parking lot will be paved. The footprint of the concrete pad will be approximately 4,500 square feet. Prior to laying new concrete, the ground will be leveled to ensure the quality of the foundation. In addition to the new concrete pad, minimal ground disturbing activities will occur to facilitate sewer connections to the building. The sewer line will require approximately 75’ of trenching and will be roughly 24” deep and 18” wide. Trench spoil will be mounded adjacent to the trench and immediately backfilled/compacted. Utility connections will utilize the existing conduit in place from the existing AAB buildings. All ground disturbing activities will occur within the perimeter of the existing disturbed site. Installation activities are anticipated to take approximately 300 working days to complete. Less than one acre of soil will be disturbed, and areas will be backfilled to original grade, which will prevent any change in drainage pattern.

Contact Information

Christina Snow
Agency Name
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Job Title
Senior Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Paso Robles
San Luis Obispo
Southern California
Cross Streets
Airport Road
State Highways
Highway 46
Paso Robles Municipal Airport

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 3 Section 15303 New Construction
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is located within an active Municipal Airport on land that has been previously disturbed and does not involve removal of trees or adversely impact sensitive plant or wildlife species.


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