Reasons for Exemption
The City has analyzed potential environmental effects of the proposed Coastal Development Permit and encroachment waiver and has determined that the action is not subject to CEQA pursuant to Section 15301. This project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under Class 1 (Existing Facilities) of the CEQA Guidelines, California Code of Regulations, Division 6, Title 14, Chapter 3, because it has no potential to have a significant effect on the environment. Class 1 exempts projects involving negligible or no expansion of use including but not limited to repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features. The Project is limited to the measures that would help maintain public safety from ongoing slope erosion and protect two existing buildings on the project site. There are no know exceptions listed in CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2 that would invalidate the use of these exemptions.