Reasons for Exemption
State CEQA Guidelines §15301 (Existing Facilities). This Class 1 exemption allows for the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination. The Project consists of minor alteration on an existing water reclamation plant site, and does not involve a significant expansion of use.
State CEQA Guidelines § 15303 (New Construction). This Class 3 exemption allows for the construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures; installation of small new equipment and facilities in small structures; and the conversion of existing small structures from one use to another where only minor modifications are made in the exterior of the structure. The Project involves the installation of three monitoring wells; whereas these monitoring wells are considered small structures on the existing WRP 2 site.
State CEQA Guidelines § 15306 (Information Collection). This Class 6 exemption consists of basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities, which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. The Project involves information collection from shallow monitoring wells for the evaluation of nearby CVWD facilities.