Warehouse Restroom Upgrade, California Men's Colony, San Luis Obispo, California


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)
Document Title
Warehouse Restroom Upgrade, California Men's Colony, San Luis Obispo, California
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The project consists of the modification of one restroom and construction of an additional restroom within the Main Support Warehouse (Warehouse) at California Men's Colony (CMC). The Purpose of the project is to bring the Warehouse into compliance with Titles 8 and 24 of the California Code of Regulations, and to simultaneously comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). At present there are two restrooms in the Warehouse: one for inmates, and one for staff. The two restrooms are not gender-specific, and each contains one toilet, on urinal, and one sink. This existing condition is in violation of Title 8 and 24 of the California Code of Regulations, which require separate toilet facilities for each gender when there are more than four staff in a workplace ( the Warehouse has 6 staff, not including inmate workers). In addition, CDCR's Design Criteria Guidelines (DCG) require that staff areas be disabled-accessible (i.e., ADA-compliant). While the DCG do not require existing non-accessible areas to be upgraded for ADA compliance, new facilities must be compliant, and it is not permissible to provide a disabled-accessible restroom for one gender, but not the other. The most efficient and cost effective way to remedy this situation is to modify the existing staff restroom for ADA compliance, construct an additional ADA-compliant restroom in existing adjacent office space, and leave the existing inmate restroom in its present condition. Other minor improvements associated with the project include modifications to the doorways, installation of required signage, a 50' disabled-accessible ramp to the building, and designated of one existing parking space as a disabled parking space.

Contact Information
John Sharp
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
9838 Old Placerville Road, Suite B
Sacramento, CA 95827

Phone : (916) 255-3013


San Luis Obispo
Other Location Info
California Men's Colony, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, CA 93409

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, CEQA Guidelines Section
Reasons for Exemption
continued: 15301 9Existing Facilities) The project consists of minor alterations to an existing structure involving negligible or no expansion of use (CEQA Guidelines 15301). The Warehouse Restrooms Upgrades Project is one of a class of projects the Secretary for Resources has found do not have a significant effect on the environment, and therefore is declared to be categorically exempt from the requirement for preparing an environmental document. The East Facility buildings at CMC were built in 1961 and have no potential to be historically significant under CEQA.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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