Reasons for Exemption
The project has been determined to be categorically exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15303(a), New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures, of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations. CEQA Guidelines Section 15303(a) applies to projects that consist of one single-family residence or a second dwelling unit in a zone which permits residential uses, which the State has determined to be a class of projects that will not have a significant effect on the environment. The project involves the construction of one new single-family residence on a residentially zoned parcel. Additionally, none of the exceptions set forth in CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2, which would preclude a project from using a categorical exemption, are applicable.
Therefore, the project is exempt from CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(2) since the project meets the criteria for use of the new construction or conversion of small structures categorical exemption and the application of that categorical exemption is not barred by one of the exceptions set forth in Section 15300.2.