Acquisition and Operation of Multiple Health Care Facilities from Tenant Health Care


SCH Number
Public Agency
University of California
Document Title
Acquisition and Operation of Multiple Health Care Facilities from Tenant Health Care
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
UCI Health proposes to acquire multiple Tenet Healthcare Pacific Coast Network properties and assume a portfolio of their leased spaces and ground leased sites in Orange and Los Angeles Counties.

Contact Information

Brian Harrington
Agency Name
University of California
Job Title
Director, Physical and Environmental Planning
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Anaheim, Brea, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Irvine, Lakewood, Los Alamitos, Placentia, Yorba Linda
Los Angeles, Orange
Citywide, Countywide, Southern California
Cross Streets
Other Location Info
See attachment to Notice of Exemption.
Other Information
See attachment to Notice of Exemption.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, Section 15301: Existing Facilities; Class 2, Section 15302: Replacement or Reconstruction
Reasons for Exemption
UCI’s acquisition and operation of these facilities would not involve the expansion of services provided, or a change or increase in intensity of land uses. The project would not involve substantial physical changes to the structures and sites other than potential rebranding (signage replacement) and minor interior renovations as determined necessary. Therefore, the proposed acquisition is categorically exempt under CEQA Guidelines 15301, Class 1: Existing Facilities as there would be no expansion of use beyond existing conditions. Post-acquisition work may entail seismic improvements, mandatory code corrections triggered by the seismic work, and repair and restoration of impacted building finishes to ensure all buildings comply with the UC Seismic Safety Policy. This work will also bring the hospital facility into compliance with SB 1953 requirements for acute care facilities. Such seismic work will not substantially change the existing use and purpose and is therefore exempt, on a separate and independent basis, under CEQA Guidelines Section 15302 (Class 2 Exemption for Replacement Reconstruction of Existing Structures and Facilities). This proposed action does not constitute a decision by the University regarding further development of the property beyond the acquisition and the necessary seismic work and any related code corrections. Any future modifications to the property would be subject to additional environmental review at the time of approval. In accordance with Section 15300.2 of the CEQA Guidelines, no exceptions to the exemptions apply.


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