Vista Del Lago Visitors Center Lighting, Irrigation, and Ventilating Upgrade and Kiosk Installation


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Vista Del Lago Visitors Center Lighting, Irrigation, and Ventilating Upgrade and Kiosk Installation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The project proposes three Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) for the DWR's Vista Del Lago Visitors Center site and installation of kiosk along with Photovoltaic (PV) system. The first measure (lighting) includes replacing existing inefficient indirect light fixtures with lower wattage higher efficiency light fixtures throughout the building and installing LED exit signs. This ECM will provide energy efficiency upgrades. The second measure (Irrigation) includes the site's irrigation control system upgrade with weather based irrigation controllers and software. This irrigation control system will be internet based, allowing for automatic adjustments for daily scheduling, cycling and soaking, thus preventing excess water use. The third measure (HVAC) includes replacing rooftop units with new high efficiency equipment. The existing units are old, inefficient and at the end of their useful lives. Replacing the units with new equipment will result in energy savings, because the current units are less efficient than the modern equipment. The construction contractor will follow any hazardous material waste handling and disposal with respect to appropriate local, state, and federal rules/regulations. In addition, an interactive kiosk that tracks energy use and provide public awareness of energy savings will be installed in the public area. A small 5kW PV system will be installed to show visitors and staff about renewable energy.

Contact Information
Daniel O'Brien
California Department of Water Resources
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 376-1603


Los Angeles

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15302
Reasons for Exemption
The project is consistent with the original proposed usage and meets the requirements set forth in Sections 15301 and 15302, and that no exceptions to the exemptions are applicable. The project will have negligible effect on resources in the area.

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