UT DWHS Tank Replacement & Boiler Removal


SCH Number
Public Agency
University of California, Davis
Document Title
UT DWHS Tank Replacement & Boiler Removal
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project will replace the domestic water heating system (DWHS) located in the University Tower basement mechanical room G670. The existing system is comprised of two 1,300 gallon tanks, which are experiencing ongoing equipment and operational failures due to age. The scope of this replacement will include demolishing and removal of eight existing boilers, pipes and two existing water heaters and tanks. The project then installs a new DWHS. The replacement system provides an instantaneous and uninterrupted supply of hot water at uniform temperature. The system also supplies water to three new heat exchangers. The improvements support patient care needs.

Contact Information

Heather Davis
Agency Name
University of California Davis
Job Title
Associate Director of Environmental Planning
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


Northern California
Other Location Info
UC Davis Medical Center, Stockton Blvd.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, Existing Facilities
Reasons for Exemption
This project includes replacement of an existing domestic water heating system. This includes negligible expansion of existing use. This project qualifies as categorically exempt under Exemption Class 1 of the Guidelines for the Implementation to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This exemption applies to the operation, repair, maintenance or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities or mechanical equipment, involving negligible or no expansion of the existing use. In addition, none of the exceptions for application of a categorical exemption apply to this project.


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