Type, Section or Code
(CEQA PRC §21080(b)(9), 21084; CEQA Guidelines §15302, Replacement or Reconstruction, and §15303(d)
Reasons for Exemption
Under CEQA Guidelines § 15062, a lead agency must identify the rationale for making the determination that a project is exempt under CEQA. SMUD has determined that the Evergreen Royal Oaks Feeder 1203 Extension Project is exempt under CEQA Guidelines § 15302 which states that Class 2 Exemptions consist of "replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced ... " and §15303(d), New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures which reads "Class 3 consists of construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures; installation of small new equipment and facilities in small structures; and the conversion of existing small structures from one use to another where only minor modifications are made in the exterior of the structure ... " and "(d) Water main, sewage, electrical, gas, and other utility extensions, including street improvements, of reasonable length to serve such construction." The Evergreen Royal Oaks Feeder 1203 Extension Project involves the extension of an existing line for new service by laying a small amount of underground conduit and associated pull-boxes, replacing three existing utility poles, and installing one new pole, and therefore is considered exempt in accordance with CEQA Guidelines § 15302 and § 15303.