The project consists of the removal of existing asphalt, the paving of approximately 20,000 square feet of existing parking lot and roadway, and the striping of parking stalls. The purpose is to enhance the parking facility for the Lone Pine Veterans of Foreign Wars building and is funded in part by Environmental Public Benefit Funds from the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District for the purpose of reducing air pollutant emissions in the form of PM 10 Particulate matter.
The project is exempt under CEQA Section 15304 Class 4 - Minor Alterations to Land, which "consists of minor public or private alterations in the conditions of land..." No removal of healthy, mature scenic trees will occur. Part(a) "Grading on land with slopes of less than 10 percent" qualifies as categorically exempt. CEQA Section 15311 Class 11 - Accessory Structures also is applicable to the project scope, which "consists of construction, or placement of minor structures accessory to existing commercial.... facilities". including but not limited to: part (b) small parking lots.