Jurupa Community Services District (JCSD) is responsible for providing water, sewer, and streetlights for over 85,000 people and for maintaining more than 100 acres of parks and over 25 miles of frontage landscape in an unincorporated, 48-square-mile region of western Riverside County. In an effort to maintain this level of service, JCSD plans to implement the Well 6 Improvement Project. This project includes the replacement of an existing metal building with a new building, the replacement of an existing natural gas-powered engine with an electric motor, installation of a Southern California Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)-permitted emergency back-up generator set (gunset) that will operate less than 200 hours per year, and replacement of the existing on-site chlorination system with a new system. The project is located on previously-disturbed lands with little or no biological value and is therefore, not expected to affect biological resources. Additionally, as the project is located on previously disturbed lands and will require little excavation; cultural resources are not expected to be unearthed.
Per Section 15301 of the CEQA Guidelines, the Class 1 exemption allows for the construction of new, small facilities and new equipment, and minor alterations of existing public or private structures, The project is located south of Philadelphia Avenue and west of Etiwanda Avenue in Mira Loma area of Riverside County, California. This project includes the replacement of an existing metal building with a new building within the perimeter wall of the existing Well 6 site, the replacement of an existing natural gas-powered engine with a high-efficiency electric motor, installation of a SCAQMD-permitted emergency back-up generator set (gunset) that will operate less than 200 hours per year, and replacement of the existing on-site chlorination system. The project is located on previously disturbed lands which are currently maintained by JCSD and which have little or no biological value. Therefore, the improvements are not expected to affect biological resources. Additionally due to the disturbed nature of the site and the fact that the improvements will require little excavation, cultural resources are not expected to be unearthed. The proposed project does not expand use beyond what currently exists.
This project is consistent with CEQA Guidelines Section 15301 Class 1(b) as it includes the construction and installation of a small building, new and replacement equipment, and replacement of the existing chlorination system that will not have adverse environmental impacts. The proposed construction does not expand the use or capacity of JCSD. The proposed retrofit project has been determined to be consistent with this exemption.