Reasons for Exemption
15269(b) states that an exemption may be granted due to “Emergency repairs to publicly or privately owned service facilities necessary to maintain service essential to the public health, safety or welfare.”
The proposed project will remedy a situation that will soon impact essential public health, safety and welfare, specifically of Junction City Elementary School students and staff.
15282 (k) states that an exemption may be granted in the case of “The installation of new pipeline or maintenance, repair, restoration, removal or demolition of an existing pipeline as set forth in Section 21080.21 of the Public Resources Code, as long as the project does not exceed one mile in length.”
The proposed project will almost exclusively consist of the installation of new water filtration and treatment facilities that will include additional maintenance, repair, restoration and removal or demolition of an existing facilities servicing Junction City Elementary School to ensure services to meet the capacity at or just above the existing use.
15282(m) states that an exemption may be granted for “Minor alterations to utilities made for the purposes of complying with Sections 116410 and 116415 of the Health and Safety Code as set forth in Section 21080.26 of the Public Resources Code.”
From a system standpoint, this is a minor alteration to the schools existing infrastructure.