Porterville Developmental Center Fire Sprinkler Installation


SCH Number
Public Agency
Department of Developmental Services
Document Title
Porterville Developmental Center Fire Sprinkler Installation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed project will install a complete, code compliant, automatic fire sprinkler system for nine Residence Halls within the Secure Treatment Area at the Porterville Developmental Center. Includes connection of nine new 4" fire services from existing 6" water main on South Circle Drive. The residences are considered contributors to the National Register-eligible Porterville State Hospital Historic District; therefore, project drawings and specifications shall be compliant with Secretary of Interior Standards for Rehabilitation of Historic Resources as determined by a qualified Preservation Architect, and all work shall follow historic treatment procedures as called for in Division 1 of the project manual.

Contact Information

Michael Chordas
Agency Name
Department of Developmental Services
Job Title
Assoc. Construction Analyst /Architect
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Cross Streets
26501 Ave. 140
Other Location Info
Porterville Developmental Center

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301 (c)(d) Existing Facilities
Reasons for Exemption
Class 1 allows for the rehabilitation of deteriorated or damaged facilities to meet current standards of public health and safety, that involve negligible or no expansion of use. The project will be designed to comply with Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and will not significantly affect the integrity of the Porterville State Hospital Historic District, as determined by a qualified Preservation Architect. Therefore, no exceptions to this exemption apply.


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