Type, Section or Code
Class 2, §15302; Class 3, § 15303; Class 4, §15304
Reasons for Exemption
Class 2 covers replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities where the new structures are located on the same site as the structures replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity of the structures replaced. Class 3 covers construction or installation of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures, including waterlines and fire hydrants. Class 4 includes minor alterations to the condition of the land (e.g., clearing, grading, trenching, and backfilling) that do not involve the removal of any healthy, mature, and/or scenic trees, and do not involve grading in wetlands or other waters, provided that the surface is restored following construction. The project is consistent with the categorical exemptions noted above because work would consist of the reconstruction of public facilities buildings on the same site as the original buildings, and the buildings would have essentially the same purpose and capacity as the structures replaced. Construction and installation of the proposed improvements would involve minor earth disturbance, and the ground surface would be restored following construction. No mature, healthy, and/or scenic trees would be removed, and no grading in wetlands or other waters would occur. As documented in Attachment A, the proposed project would not have a significant effect on the environment due to unusual circumstances; would not result in damage to scenic resources within a Scenic Highway; is not located on a hazardous waste site pursuant to §65962.5 of the Government Code; would not cause a substantial adverse change in the significance of a historical resource; and would not result in cumulative impacts.