City of Palo Alto Local Ordinance No. 5345, Chapter 16.17

Summary

SCH Number
2016028141
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
City of Palo Alto Local Ordinance No. 5345, Chapter 16.17
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
2/11/2016

Document Description
NO project is being submitted by a private party, and thus there is no applicant. In enacting Ordinance No. 5345, Chapter 16.17 the City of Palo Alto establishes and mandates minimum energy efficiency standards for residential and nonresidential buildings. Chapter 16.17 ensures that residential and on residential buildings will exceed the current State energy standards by requiring more stringent energy efficient measures.

Contact Information
Ingrid Neumann
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 651-1461

Location

Cities
Palo Alto
Counties
San Mateo Santa Clara

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
NO project is being submitted by a private party, and thus there is no applicant. In enacting Ordinance No. 5345, Chapter 16.17 the City of Palo Alto establishes and mandates minimum energy efficiency standards for residential and nonresidential buildings. Chapter 16.17 ensures that residential and on residential buildings will exceed the current State energy standards by requiring more stringent energy efficient measures. As the responsible agency, the California Energy Commission determined that the activity is covered by the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. (Sec 15061(b) (3).) Where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment, the activity is not subject to CEQA. Here, a negative declaration was previously adopted for the state standards, and there are no reasonably foreseeable adverse impacts, and so there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment. As the lead agency, the City of Palo Alto also determined that this activity is exempt from CEQA under section 15061.
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