CDE-Electrical Upgrades Building 54 and 56


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Education
Document Title
CDE-Electrical Upgrades Building 54 and 56
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project will provide electrical equipment upgrades to Buildings 54 and 56 to allow for installation of modular workstations in building 56 due to the insufficient capacity. Work will excavate approx. 6 inches deep, 3 foot wide by 3 foot wide to pour a new concrete pad to place a new (replacement) transformer outside of Building 56 with a larger capacity transformer, remove and replace existing switchboard in Building 54 with new one, remove and replace one 3-phase electrical panel with a larger 3-phase panelboard in building 56 and add one more 3-phase panelboard to support the modular workstations and provide spare capacity for future growth, upgrade the main feeder and electrical lines for building 56, route conduits on roof and excavate a trench approx. 130 feet long, 30 inches deep, and 20 inches wide to remove old and install new conduits and replace electrical lines from Building 54 to 56. Additional work will saw cut and replace the asphalt/concrete along the trench line and install a new pull box along new trench line to access the conduit(s).

Contact Information

Haley Sheddy
Agency Name
General Services
Job Title
Project Director
Contact Types
Parties Undertaking Project

Jennifer Malcolm
Agency Name
Department of Education
Job Title
CDE Departmental Construction and Maintenance Supervisor
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Cross Streets
Walnut Avenue and Gallaudet Dr
Other Location Info
Within the School for the Blind campus

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1 (a) section 21083
Reasons for Exemption
This exemption allows for the operation, repair, maintenance, and minor alterations to existing facilities involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination. The State confirms that no exceptions apply which would preclude the use of an exemption for this project.


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