Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project involves replacement of the existing playground equipment and playground surfacing material; replacement of flooring; restoration of the roof for all permanent buildings and two portable buildings; and HVAC improvements, which would include replacement of 42 package units, and installation of one split
system, including 43 Plus 50 CO2 Monitors, 43 Pearl Economizer Controllers, and one economizer repair/replacement. These improvements to the Enchanted Hills ES campus are intended to be beneficial to the students and staff of the school by improving air quality throughout the campus and enhancing outdoor learning
A Class 1 categorical exemption would apply because the proposed project would require maintenance and minor alteration to the school's mechanical equipment, which includes to the existing HVAC system, to help improve air quality throughout the campus. As described above, the proposed project would include replacement
of 42 package units, and installation of one split system, including 43 Plus 50 CO2 Monitors, 43 Pearl Economizer Controllers, and one economizer repair/replacement. Additionally, implementation of the proposed project would require minor repairs to the existing Enchanted Hills ES campus including the restoration of the roof for all
permanent buildings and two portable buildings and replacement of flooring. In addition, the proposed project would consist of the construction of small structures within the current Enchanted Hills ES campus, with the replacement of the existing playground equipment and surficial material.
The proposed project does not involve the on-site use of a hazardous waste incinerator or thermal treatment unit; or the potential release into the air of volatile organic compounds. The proposed project would not add any building space to the existing school and would not increase student capacity. Existing use of the facility as an elementary school would stay the same under the proposed project. Therefore, the project is exempt from CEQA under Sections 15301 .
The proposed project was also reviewed for possible exceptions under Section 15300.2 and found that the exceptions do not apply. See Attachment to Notice of Exemption for further explanation of the evaluation, which is available at the Perris Elementary School District, 143 East First Street, Perris, CA 92570.