EVMWD Building Improvements Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District
Document Title
EVMWD Building Improvements Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Project includes improvements to the Administration and Operations Facility's surrounding hardscape and landscaping areas to allow for drainage from the Administration and Operations Facility's roof to be directed away from the buildings during rain events. The work will also include new drainage pipeline and catch basin improvements, and civil/grading improvements, including concrete and pervious pavers in the walkways. The architectural improvements on the Administration and Operations Facility's roof are meant to minimize ponding and improve drainage to be directed off the roof.

Contact Information

Kelia Jones
Agency Name
Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Lake Elsinore
Cross Streets
Collier Ave

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301 - Class 1: Existing Facilities; and Section 15302 - Class 2; Replacement or Reconstruction of Existing Fac
Reasons for Exemption
The whole of the Project is categorically exempt from CEQA under the Class 1 exemption set forth in State CEQA Guidelines section 15301. The Class 1 exemption applies to the "operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of existing or former use." Notably, Section 15301 provides that the exemption applies to "exterior alterations involving such things as ... plumbing." (State CEQA Guidelines,§ 15301, subdivision (a).) The exemption also applies to "restoration or rehabilitation of deteriorated or damaged structure ... to meet current standards of public health and safety." (State CEQA Guidelines,§ 15301, subdivision (d).) Here, as discussed above, the Project includes new roof, drainage piping and catch basin, landscaping, grading improvements including concrete and pervious pavers in the walkways. These alteration and rehabilitation activities involve negligible or no expansion of existing or former use. The Project is thus categorically exempt from CEQA. None of the exceptions to the categorical exemptions apply here. The Project will not have any cumulative impacts; there is no reasonable possibility that the Project will have a significant effect on the environment due to unusual circumstances; the Project does not affect any scenic highways or historical resources, and it is not located on a hazardous waste site.
County Clerk


Notice of Exemption

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