Reasons for Exemption
CEQA provides several “categorical exemptions” which are applicable to categories of projects and activities that the Lead Agency (the City of Grover Beach) has determined generally do not pose a risk of significant impacts on the environment. City staff completed an analysis of the project, which is included in Exhibit B of this notice. The project is exempt under Section 15332 of the Sate CEQA Guidelines (Class 3.2, Infill Development). The project meets the conditions for Infill Development exemption described in section 15332 of the State CEQA Guidelines as explained below.
(a) The project is consistent with the applicable general plan designation and all applicable general plan policies as well as with applicable zoning designation and regulations.
(b) The proposed development occurs within city limits on a project site of no more than five acres
substantially surrounded by urban uses.
(c) The project site has no value as habitat for endangered, rare, or threatened species.
(d) Approval of the project would not result in any significant effects relating to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality.
(e) The site can be adequately served by all required utilities and public services.