Reasons for Exemption
The project qualifies for a Categorical Exemption (Class 1) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15301. The project consists of an addition to an existing single family residence. The project is not located in an area which may have an impact on an environmental resource of hazardous or critical concern which is designated, precisely mapped and officially adopted by a federal, state or local agency. There is minimal vegetation onsite, which does not support habitat for special status species (Oberhoff, December 2022). A Phase I Cultural Resource survey of the site resulted in findings (CCARC, December 2022). A Phase II Archaeological Study was prepared, which determined that the proposed addition would not likely cause an adverse impact on cultural resources (Albion, July 2023). This study recommended monitoring for initial ground disturbing activities, which will be added as a condition of approval. Further, there are no unusual circumstances surrounding the project. The project is similar to the existing, principal use of the site. The location of the proposed project is not within any hazardous waste site compiled pursuant to Gov. Code § 65962.5. The proposed project does not involve or does not cause a substantial adverse change in the significance of a historical resource.