Kneeland Helipad Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Kneeland Helipad Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project site is located on the existing operational Kneeland Helitack Base. The proposed project will consist of demolition of an existing helipad to construct a new larger helipad (75 ft by 75 ft) and installation of lighting. Soil will be displaced to a depth of 18 inches during construction of the foundation for the helipad. The new cement pad will be approximately eight inches thick. Lighting for night operations will be installed requiring minor trenching. No more than one acre will be disturbed during the construction of the helipad. Existing roads will be used and maintained whenever possible. The activities proposed will be located in the existing helipad footprint. No trees will be removed, and no watercourses are affected by this project.

Contact Information

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


Northern California
Cross Streets
Freshwater Road

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, Section Number 15301 Existing Facilities and §15304 (f) Minor alterations to land
Reasons for Exemption
The improvements are on existing disturbed soils. The improvement is to expand the existing helipad on disturbed soils.

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4, California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Section 15304 Minor Alterations to Land
Reasons for Exemption
The improvements are on an existing helipad and within an existing operational helitack base.


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