Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15301 ; Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15306
Reasons for Exemption
The reasons why Agreement is exempt under the above section: CEQA exemptions under California Code of Regulations, title 14, sections 15301 and 15306 apply. Section 15301, Existing Buildings, covers the operation, maintenance, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, involving negligible or no expansion of existing or former use. This project would replace existing exterior luminaires at various existing structures (e.g., on top of parking lot light poles) with more energy efficient, hybrid luminaires. Therefore, the project is exempt within section 15301 and will not have a significant effect on the environment. Section 15306 covers basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. This project will involve the development and evaluation of a hybrid powered area luminaire that lowers the energy consumption of exterior lighting compared to existing, grid-tied, non-dimmable, high-intensity discharge lighting. Prototype designs will be lab tested in a research laboratory, prior to their use to replace existing exterior luminaires. This work will not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. Therefore, the proposed project will have no significant effect on the environment and is categorically exempt under section 15306.