SCCSD Emergency Generator Installations


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sierra Cedars Community Services District
Document Title
SCCSD Emergency Generator Installations
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project proposes to install emergency back-up systems at four existing Sierra Cedars Community Services District sites which currently contain six active well houses used for emergency response to fires. The purpose of the back-up systems is to ensure water can still be pumped during emergency situations where the existing electrical lines responsible for running the existing well pumps fail. The back-up systems include propane powered generators which would automatically be initiated for prolonged utility outages. The proposed works include installation of new propane tanks and generators, minor trenching between tanks, generators and existing pump houses, and minor alteration of existing pump houses to connect new conduits. The proposed propane generators are under 50hp and thus are not regulated under the San Joaquin Air Quality Management District rules. All proposed underground conduits are to be Schedule 40 PVC and placed at a minimum depth of 18”. All trenching is minor and will be backfilled and restored in accordance with county and state standards. All proposed works are contained within the existing equipment pads, building pads or access roads, and are determined to have a less than significant impact to the environment.

Contact Information

Todd L. Bristol
Agency Name
Sierra Cedars Community Services District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Cross Streets
Bretz Mill Rd & Black Oak Way

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
§15301 Class 1 (a), (b); §15303 Class 3 (d), (e); and §15304 Class 4 (f)
Reasons for Exemption
This project fits within the aforementioned Categorical Exemptions as described in the CEQA Guidelines. Sierra Cedars CSD have confirmed that no exceptions apply, and there will be no significant environmental effects resulting from this project. The project consists of minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of existing or former use (§15301), installation of small new equipment and facilities in small structures (§15303), and minor alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature or scenic trees (§15304). The project is therefore exempt from the provisions of CEQA.
County Clerk


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