Hemet High School Stormwater Detention Basin - Minor Alterations Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Hemet Unified School District
Document Title
Hemet High School Stormwater Detention Basin - Minor Alterations Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Hemet Unified School District is proposing connection of a temporary stormwater retention basin to a newly installed storm drain (County project). The retention basin would subsequently be filled and used as a soccer field. The District's recent stadium project included a soccer field area designed to provide interim flood control until the County extended storm drain facilities to the project area. In cooperation with the Riverside County Flood Control District, an oversized storm drain was installed in Stetson Avenue, between Dartmouth Street and Stanford Street, concurrently with the stadium project's construction and was "capped" until the completion of lower lines west of Dartmouth Street were available for connection. The project's drainage plan is discussed in the Hemet High School Stadium EIR, dated July 2004. Connection of the detention basin to the county's master storm-drain system would provide improved flood control and would be of benefit to the community of East Hemet. In addition, filling and developing the detention basin as a soccer field would provide additional recreational facilities to the students of Hemet High School and the community.

Contact Information

Tina Koonce
Agency Name
Hemet Unified School District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
41701 Stetson Avenue

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Minor Alterations to Land Section 15304 permits, "minor alternations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry or agricultural purposes." The proposed project has been examined in the context of this Section and has been found consistent with these criteria. Further, the application of this Section of the CEQA Guidelines is not barred by any exceptions set forth in Section 15300.5. In addition, Section 150619b0930 provides further guidance in the determination of whether an action is exempt from CEQA stating, "CEQA applies only to project which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. Where it can be seen with certainty 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."

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