Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center - Education Center Facilities


SCH Number
Lead Agency
University of California, Riverside
Document Title
Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center - Education Center Facilities
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
UCR proposes a facilities construction project for the BDCDRC composed of five separate but related projects: 1) demolition of a deteriorated, structurally unsound storage/utility building, 2) placement of a soil berm (approximately 3,000 cubic yards) on the south side of the existing Mayhew dormitory building: 3) construction of a new 2,300 gross square foot (gsf) education facility; ) placement of two new modular housing units (891 gsf total), restroom facility (<_100 gsf), and a shade structure (960 gsf), to accommodate 24 students, proximate to the existing campground area; and 5) re-paving of the existing access road.

Contact Information
Tricia D. Thrasher
University of California, Riverside
Capital Resource Management 1223 University Avenue, Suite 200
Riverside, CA 92507-2402

951 827-1484



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 3, 4 - Class 1, 3, & 4
Reasons for Exemption
15301 - Repair and maintenance of an existing highway and Section 15301(1)(4) for demolition and removal of individual small structures to demolish a detriorated storage building; Class 3, Section 15303 (c) construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures to construct the education facility and campground improvements; and Class 4, Section 15304(a) allowing grading on land with a slope of less than 10 % to allow for the placement of a berm on the south side of the Mayhew dormitory building.
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