CalFire Acquisition of South Lake Tahoe Property APN 033-090-13-000

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
CalFire Acquisition of South Lake Tahoe Property APN 033-090-13-000
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
CAL FIRE seeks to acquire approximately 16 acres located at 1520 Sawmill Road in South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County California. 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 locating a new Fire Station on 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

Stephanie A Coleman
Agency Name
Job Title
Senior Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Parties Undertaking Project

John Walsh
Agency Name
Job Title
Capital Outlay Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


South Lake Tahoe
El Dorado
Northern California
Cross Streets
Sawmill Road and Hwy 89
Parcel #
State Highways
highway 89
Other Location Info
1520 Sawmill rd.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
Common Sense Title 14, section 15061 (b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
The acquisition activity is exempt under the common sense exemption at California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Section 15061, subdivision (b)(3). This exemption states, a project is exempt from CEQA “[w]here it can be seen that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment, the activity is not subject to CEQA.” 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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