CAL FIRE Acquisition of Rio Dell City Property APN 053-041-002-00 and 053-31-002-000


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
CAL FIRE Acquisition of Rio Dell City Property APN 053-041-002-00 and 053-31-002-000
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
CAL FIRE seeks to acquire approximately 18 acres located at 410 4th Avenue in Rio Dell, CA Humboldt County. The acquisition will transfer ownership interests of land from the private ownership to the State of California under the jurisdiction of CAL FIRE. CAL FIRE is considering relocating of the Humboldt County Headquarters to this property, but CAL FIRE has not approved any development or use of the site. Future actions, including development of the property, will undergo complete environmental review as required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Contact Information

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


Rio Dell
Northern California
Cross Streets
Dixie Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
053-041-002-000 and 053-31-002-000
State Highways
State Highway 101
Rio Dell Elementary
French Gulch

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
Section 15061(3) Common Sense Exemption
Reasons for Exemption
The land acquisition agreements that transfer the ownership to the State do not have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. Any future approval of any use of the site is conditioned upon full CEQA compliance per California Code of Regulations, Title 14 Section 15004, Subdivision (b)(2)(A), which states prior to completion of CEQA compliance regarding the use of a site, “agencies may designate a preferred site for CEQA review and may enter into land acquisition agreements when the agency has conditioned the agency’s future use of the site on CEQA compliance.”


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