Department of Developmental Services – Porterville DC Sallyport Expansion


SCH Number
Public Agency
Department of General Services (DGS)
Document Title
Department of Developmental Services – Porterville DC Sallyport Expansion
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The sallyport enlargement project involves the expansion of the existing vehicle sallyport for the Porterville Development Center in Tulare County. The existing vehicle sallyport facilitates the entering and exiting of all vehicle related services, deliveries, client intake, etc. One vehicle is allowed at a time to ensure the proper search and inspections of vehicles. The expansion consists of the construction of a new adjacent sallyport to facilitate the intake and release of clients separate from the existing vehicle sallyport allowing the two functions to occur simultaneously. The sallyport enlargement project consists of the addition of a pre-fabricated intake and guard station and related improvements in the area of work which includes, but not limited to, concrete bus parking surface, walking surface, retaining wall, demolition/replacement of perimeter security fencing, exterior site lighting, clearing/replanting of landscaping trees and ground cover, and site accessibility improvements as required to comply with ADA and CBC2019 path of travel.

Contact Information

Jennifer Parson
Agency Name
Department of General Services
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
26501 Avenue 140
Other Location Info
Porterville Developmental Center

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class: 1 Section: 15301 Existing Facilities
Reasons for Exemption
Class 1 allows for the rehabilitation of deteriorated or damaged facilities to meet current standards of public health and safety, that involve negligible or no expansion of use. Project sits outside of the boundaries of the historic district and involves no new or expanded use of the facility. A preliminary archaeological resources review found extremely low possibility for discovering archaeological materials as work will occur within existing fill material, historic aerials show grassland prior to development of the facility, and the project area is underlain by early Pleistocene deposits which likely predates the arrival of people into the region. Project specifications include standard measures to avoid impacts to any potential nesting birds during non-native tree removal. Therefore no exceptions to the exemption apply.


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