Upgrade of Smoke Detection & Central Fire Alarm


SCH Number
Public Agency
Department of Veterans Affairs
Document Title
Upgrade of Smoke Detection & Central Fire Alarm
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project includes replacing the existing building fire alarm systems at the residential complex at six building locations and the upgrade to the electrical closet near the utility room (headend). The building include "D" Roosevelt, "C" Wilson, "K" Johnson, "H" Kennedy, "F" Truman, and "E" Washington. The majority of the construction is in the central fire alarm reporting system, ship/firmware, and fiber optic connection and is in the interior of the buildings. The work includes replacement of the wires inside existing conduit, installation of concealed conduit and upgrades in the electrical closets. Some outdoor trenching will be done to install underground conduit to the central reporting dispatch center. No new materials or construction will be attached to the exterior of the buildings and all work will be done within the central portion of the Veterans Affairs Property. The project will renovate an existing State-owned facility and will not involve an expansion of existing use. The Yountville Veterans Home is a historical district and because the buildings are older than 50 years, consultation with a representative of the State Office of Historic Preservation was conducted pursuant to the Public Resources Code section 5024.5. It has been determined that the project would not represent an adverse effect on historic resources.

Contact Information

Brian E. Wikinson
Agency Name
Department of Veterans Affairs
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1,4; Sec 15301,15304
Reasons for Exemption
This project is exempt because it consists of renovation of an existing State-owned facility with no expansion of existing use. Most modifications will occur within the building interior. This project is exempt because it involves minor trenching and backfilling to restore the surface landscaping and no removal of healthy, mature, or scenic trees.

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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