Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of
(California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)
Pelican Bay State Prison Classroom Space Project
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The project would involve remodeling 2,500 sf of existing receiving and release storage into 3 classrooms to support education and Cognitive Behavioral Treatment programs. The purpose of CBT programming is to provide rehabilitation to inmates for various conditions such as Substance Use Disorder Treatment, Anger Management, Criminal Thinking, and Family Relationships. The benefits of the project are primarily inmate rehabilitation; and secondarily, the project benefits communities where the inmates are paroled. The new classrooms will include adequate restrooms, required fire suppression systems, utility closets, and all other support utilities.
This exemption allows for the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing or minor alteration of existing public structures, facilities, or mechanical equipment to meet current standards of public health and safety, that involve negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the determination. These projects consist of minor alterations to existing structures and equipment and involves no expansion of use. This is one of a class of projects that the Secretary for Resources has found do not have a significant effect on the environment, and therefore is declared to be exempt from the requirement for preparing an environmental document.