Type, Section or Code
Class 1, 3, & 4; CA Code of Regulations, title 14, Sections 15301(e), 15303(d), 15304(a)(b)(f), and 15300.2(e)
Reasons for Exemption
The project involves the construction of a 735 SF teen room addition to the existing community center at Brookhurst and will not result in adverse environmental impacts. Class 1 consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible expansion of existing use. Examples include additions to existing structures provided that the addition will not result in an increase of more than 50% of the floor area of the structure before addition, or 2,500 SF, whichever is less. Class 3 consists of construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures where minor modifications are made in the exterior of the structure such as water main, sewage, electrical, gas, and other utility extensions of reasonable length to serve such construction. Class 4 consists of minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry or agricultural purposes. The proposed project, as described above, meets these criteria. Additionally, pursuant to Section 15300.2(c) of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations, there are no unusual circumstances in respect to the proposed project for which staff would anticipate a significant effect on the environment and, therefore, the proposed project is categorically exempt from the provisions of CEQA.