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Notice of Intent to prepare a Fire Management Plan for the Pala Indian Reservation

Notice of intent to prepare a fire management plan for the Pala Indian Reservation
3/11/2021

Government

Pala Band of Mission Indians 

Action

Notice of intent to prepare a fire management plan for the Pala Indian Reservation. 

Summary 

This document provides notice that the Pala Band of Mission Indians intends to prepare a Fire Management Plan (PFMP) with an associated Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Pala Indian Reservation in Pala, California. 

In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), this plan will comply with the Department of Interior (DOI) Departmental Manual Part 620: Wildland Fire Management (See Appendix B), and the Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations 2019 documents and summarizes authorities, policies, and responsibilities. The plan will continue to support goals in other tribal land management documents including the Pala Band’s Forest Management Plan revised adopted in 2013. 

The Pala Indian Reservation contains approximately 13,111 acres of trust land including over 1500 acres of designated forest land (excluding thousands of acres of shrubland). 

The plan allows for the safe and effective management of fire of all types on the Pala Indian Reservation. 

Dates

This notice initiates the public scoping process for the Pala Fire Management Plan and associated Environmental Assessment. Comments on issues may be submitted in writing until May 30, 2021. The date(s) and location(s) of any scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through the local media and on the Pala Band of Mission Indians’ website. In order to be considered in the Draft EA, all comments must be received prior to the close of the 30-day scoping period or 15 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later. The Pala Band may provide additional opportunities for public participation upon publication of the Draft EA. 

Addresses

You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria related to the PFMP by the following methods: 

Electronically to:
jzagarella@palatribe.com

Hard copy via mail to:
Pala Band of Mission Indians
Attn: Jeremy Zagarella, PED
PMB 50, 35008 Pala Temecula Road
Pala CA 92059

For Further Information Contact

For further information contact Jeremy Zagarella, Pala Natural Resource Planner, at jzagarella@palatribe.com

Supplemental Information 

Dated: 3/11/2021 

Prepared by: Jeremy Zagarella, Pala Natural Resource Planner 

Approved by: Shasta Gaughen, Pala Environmental Director 

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SDG&E Drone Assessments of Utility Poles

San Diego Gas & Electric
Drone Assessments of Utility Poles
Pala Reservation
Beginning on January 6, 2020

Beginning on January 6, 2020, SDG&E crews will be working in Pala for approximately three weeks to conduct drone assessments of utility poles for fire vulnerability as part of the Drone Investigation, Assessment, and Repair (DIAR) Program.

WHAT TO EXPECT

SDG&E vehicles parked on roads with crews nearby. There may be some temporary background noise and dust while the drone is operating. There will be no disruption to electrical service. SDG&E crews will check in with Pala Tribal Law Enforcement each day that they are on the reservation.

WHAT YOU WILL SEE

SDG&E crews consisting of one drone pilot and one camera operator on the ground near power poles. Small, quad-copter drones equipped with cameras flying above and near power poles.

Pala Environmental Department
For more information contact the Pala Environment Department:
760-891-3510 | ped@palatribe.com | ped.palatribe.com

San Diego Gas & Electric DAIR Program
For more information contact the San Diego Gas & Electric DAIR Program:
844-765-6388 | sdge.com/drone-program

Pala Band of Mission Indians Pala Environmental Department SDG&E Inspections

Info - SDGE DIAR Program

Pala Transfer Station Disposal Rates

Pala Transfer Station
Pala Transfer Station Disposal Rates
Effective July 15, 2019

Starting July 15, 2019, new rates will be in effect at the Pala Transfer Station. All loads will now be weighed and charged according to the updated Pala Transfer Station Disposal Rates, due to a region-wide increase in disposal costs. Rates are subject to change at any time without notice.

The Pala Transfer Station continues to accept household solid waste, green loads, electronics, household hazardous waste, and donations of clothing and reusable household items. The Pala Transfer Station is a certified California buy-back center for CRV and non-CRV recyclables. Current rates, rules, and regulations can be found on the Pala Transfer Station web page.

The Pala Transfer Station is open Monday – Saturday from 8 am – 4 pm (loads accepted until 3:45 pm).

Pala Transfer Station Disposal Rates

TRASH TRUCK LOADS
Up to 800 lbs. – $50
801 lbs. to 2,000 lbs. (1 ton) – $80*
2001 lbs. to 4,000 lbs. (2 ton) – $160*
     *one ton = 2,000 lbs., $80/ton after 2,000 lbs.

HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES AND FURNITURE
Household Appliances – $30 each
Refrigerators – $40 each
Sofas – $20 each
Large Chairs/Recliners – $10 each
Mattresses – $10 each

TIRES
Car tires – $5 each
SUV tires – $10 each
Truck tires – $15 each

SURCHARGES – LONG ITEMS
Surcharge for 12 ft. items – $80 each*
Surcharge for 12 ft. to 20 ft. items- $100 each*
     *plus the weight at $80/ton

CLEAN GREEN LOADS
Up to 800 lbs. – $50
801 lbs. to 2,000 lbs. (1 ton) – $80*
2001 lbs. to 4,000 lbs. (2 ton) – $160*
     *one ton = 2,000 lbs., $80/ton after 2,000 lbs.

Tree Stump Surcharge – $80 each*
     *plus the weight at $80/ton

Pala Transfer Station
For more information contact the Pala Transfer Station:
760-742-1781 | alovato@palatribe.com | ped.palatribe.com/pala-transfer-station.

Pala Environmental Department
For more information contact the Pala Environment Department:
760-891-3510 | ped@palatribe.com | ped.palatribe.com.

Pala Band of Mission Indians Pala Transfer Station Disposal Rates

Recycling Challenge 2018

Recycling Challenge
Pala Environmental Department
April 15 – June 15, 2018

This spring, recycle for Pala youth! Recycle everything you can.

  • Cans
  • Glass
  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic

Help out the kids and the community. The money the tribe receives from recyclables will be put toward the Pala Youth Garden.

Questions? Contact the Pala Environment Department at 760-891-3510.

Solid Waste Study

Solid Waste Study
Pala Environmental Department
The week of February 12, 2018

The Pala Environment Department will be conducting an anonymous waste characterization training the week of February 12, 2018, at the Pala Transfer Station.

  • Your trash may be part of the random sample* that is sorted.
  • We are looking for recyclables and household hazardous waste.
  • No personal or identifying information will be collected or used in any way.

*Once trash is collected by Tribal Services, it will be taken to the Pala Transfer Station where a portion will be dumped and sorted by participants in an EPA sponsored training. There is no way for users to know where the trash came from.

Questions? Contact the Pala Environment Department at 760-891-3510.