Type, Section or Code
15301, 15302, 15304, 15305
Reasons for Exemption
The project consists of the excavation and removal and replacement of a damaged sewage pipe connected to Building 490, Oaks Hall. Work will occur in landscaped areas from the building’s foundation to the lateral sewage main near the adjacent parking lot. The project locations are limited in area and would not require extensive site preparation beyond the excavation of a trench in the already landscaped area, and the staging of hand tools in the paved parking lot.
? Section 15301(a): Interior or exterior alterations to existing facilities involving such
things as interior partitions, plumbing and electrical conveyances;
? Section 15301(b): Existing facilities of both investor and publicly owned utilities used to provide electric power, natural gas, sewerage, or other public utility services;
? Section 15301(d): Restoration or rehabilitation of deteriorated or damaged structures, facilities, or mechanical equipment to meet current standards of public health and safety, unless it is determined that the damage was substantial and resulted from an environmental hazard such as earthquakes, landslides, or a flood;
? Section 15302(c): Replacement or reconstruction of existing utility systems and/or
facilities involving negligible or no expansion of capacity;
? Section 15304(f): Minor trenching and backfilling where the surface is restored;
Under CEQA Guidelines section 15061(b)(2), Review for Exemption (14 CCR Sec. 15061(b)(2)), the project is exempt pursuant to the above-named categorical exemptions and the application of the categorical exemptions is not barred by one of the exceptions set forth in Section 15300.2.
The proposed project would not have a significant effect on the environment due to unusual circumstances; would not result in damage to scenic resources within a Scenic Highway; is not located on a hazardous waste site pursuant to Sec. 65962.5 of the Government Code; would not cause a substantial adverse change in the significance of a historical resource; and would not result in cumulative impacts.