DSH Metropolitan Central Utility Plant Replacement


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of State Hospitals (DSH)
Document Title
DSH Metropolitan Central Utility Plant Replacement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project proposes the conversion of steam to hot water heating through the replacement of chillers, boilers and pumps with new equipment to be installed in the existing gas compressor room; Replacement of the steam and condensate piping with hot water piping; Removal of the steam and condensate piping; Replacement of hot water lines in the tunnels, crawl spaces and trenches in removable steel open grating. Installation of temporary steam boilers where required.

Contact Information

Robert Horsley
Agency Name
California Department of State Hospitals, Administrative Services Division, Business Management Branch
Job Title
Chief Operating Officer
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant

Michael Salyer
Agency Name
California Department of General Services, Real Estate Services Division, Project Managment and Development Branch
Job Title
Project Director III
Contact Types
Parties Undertaking Project


Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
Metro State Hospital, 11401 Bloomfield Avenue

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 Existing Facilities
Reasons for Exemption
Class 1 allows for the rehabilitation of deteriorated facilities to meet current standards of public health and safety, and for the repair and maintenance of existing public structures, facilities, mechanical equipment where it involves no or negligible expansion of use. Metro SH is a historic era facility and contains the Norwalk State Hospital Historic District which meets the criteria for listing in the NRHP and CRHR. The project primarily lies outside of the historic district, however, project drawings and specifications shall be reviewed and approved by a qualified Preservation Architect to be compliant with Secretary of Interior Standards for Rehabilitation of Historic Resources where required. The State has confirmed no exceptions to the exemption apply.


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