Tivoli Helopod


SCH Number
Public Agency
Orange County Fire Authority
Document Title
Tivoli Helopod
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This is for the minor grading of an existing helispot, and placement of rock and a small helicopter re-filling structure. This helopod is important for public safety by providing a quick turn-around location for aerial assets to refill. The foal of the project is to increase public safety by providing a more consistent water source close to wildland areas.

Contact Information

Scott Hatch
Agency Name
Orange County Fire Authority
Job Title
Wildland Resource Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Aliso Viejo
Southern California
Total Acres

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15303 and 15304
Reasons for Exemption
This project meets the requirements of a Class 3 and Class 4 Categorical Exemptions: “15303 New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures” – “Class 3 consists of construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures; installation of small new equipment and facilities in small structures;” and Class 34 Exemption: “15304 Minor Alterations to the Land” - “Class 4 consists of minor public or private alterations in the conditions of land, water and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature and scenic trees except for forestry and agricultural purposes”. The project will increase helicopter resource impacts on wildfires, has minimal ground disturbance and will not result in significant effects on biological and archaeological resources nor the environment. OCFA has concluded that no significant environmental impact would occur to aesthetics, agriculture and forestland/timberland, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, geology and soils, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use planning, mineral resources, noise, population and housing, public services, recreation, transportation/traffic, or to utilities and service systems. OCFA has determined this project would not impact the environment.
County Clerk


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