SCSA Cat 6 Cabling OB-1 (Jesse Unruh Building) Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Department of General Services (DGS)
Document Title
SCSA Cat 6 Cabling OB-1 (Jesse Unruh Building) Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed project would make minor interior improvements to OB-1, the Jesse Unruh Building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The project would remove and replace existing obsolete CAT 3 computer cabling and telephone wiring systems for the State and Consumer Services Agency (SCSA) on the Southwest corner of the second floor of OB-1. All cabling will be routed from the building entry in the basement through existing conduits in maintenance accesses to the second floor, and then through existing concealed locations to the SCSA router rooms, and then distributed throughout the SCSA office spaces via concealed routing and existing raceways. Existing obsolete and surplus cabling will be removed and finished surfaces will be restored where this cabling was run surface mounted, returning these portions of the building to original condition. Additional computer network terminal outlets (drops) will be installed within offices. These wiring/drop infrastructure modifications will primarily take place on the second floor within the southeast and northeast quadrants. Upgrades will be completed to the existing basement computer room and 2nd floor telecom closet. Conduit path access between the two floors will be gained through the Elevator 2 shaft. Wire replacements and updates described under the proposed project will alter the historical character-defining features of OB-1. All project construction will occur within areas that have been identified as "non-contributing" by a qualified Architectural Historian. The project is consistent with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring, and Reconstructing Historic Buildings. The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) was consulted pursuant to Section 5024 (f) of the Public Resources Code, and has provided the Lead Agency, the Department of General Services, with written concurrence that the project would not represent a significant impact on historical resources.

Contact Information

María C. Sosa
Agency Name
Department of General Services
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301, 15331
Reasons for Exemption
Project involves minor alteration of an existing State historical resource in a manner consistent with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.

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