Columbia Booksellers HVAC


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Columbia Booksellers HVAC
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of this project is to remove the old heating and cooling components in the Franklin-Wolfe Variety Store Building in Columbia State Historic Park and replace them with a smaller, more efficient “mini split” unit for the comfort of the concessionaire and park visitors.

Contact Information

Andrew Collum
Agency Name
California State Parks
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


Northern California
Cross Streets
Main St., & Fulton St.
State Highways
Columbia Airport
Columbia Elementary School, Columbia College
San Diego Reservoir
Other Location Info
Columbia State Historic Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15302, 15303,15304, & 15331
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the repair, maintenance, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels and is listed as “Utility repairs or minor upgrades” in the Department of Parks and Recreation’s list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR § 15300.4; the replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced; installation of small, new equipment and facilities in small structures; minor public or private alterations in the condition of land and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic tree, and consists of projects limited to maintenance, repair, stabilization, rehabilitation, restoration, preservation, conservation, or reconstruction of historical resources, in a manner consistent with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, with Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring, and Reconstructing Historic Buildings (1995), Weeks and Grimmer.


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