RUHS-ITF Emergency Water Damage Remediation


SCH Number
Public Agency
Riverside County
Document Title
RUHS-ITF Emergency Water Damage Remediation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
On June 26, 2023, a client within the restraint room of the RUHS-ITF damaged the fire suppression line in the Emergency Treatment Services (ETF) wing of the facility, located at 9990 County Farm Road in Riverside. The water discharged from the line for approximately ten minutes, causing water damage to eight rooms. The scope of work of the Project included, but was not limited to, removal and replacement of dry wall, flooring, insulation and tile in the ETS Wing and Ward A.

Contact Information

Mike Sullivan
Agency Name
Riverside County
Job Title
Facilities Operations Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


Cross Streets
County Farm Road and Harriso
Parcel #

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15269(b)(c) and Section 15301 Existing Facilities and 15061 (b)(3) Common Sense
Reasons for Exemption
The remediation of water damage at the RUHS-ITF satisfies both of these conditions, as the RUHS-ITF is an essential public facility that provides health and medical services to those in need. The water leak at the hospital resulted in contamination of the ETS wing that could have potentially resulted in the loss of the clinic’s ability to provide these critical health services to the public. Emergency remediation was required to avoid a threat to the public health, safety and welfare. In addition, the contamination that resulted from the water leak necessitated immediate action in the form of remediation to maintain public health, as people in medical facilities contain sensitive populations, including the sick and elderly, who are more susceptible to threats to public health.

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1 Existing Facilities and 15061 b3 Common Sense
Reasons for Exemption
The project, as proposed, is limited to the water remediation to the ETS wing areas to prevent operational failure due to contamination. The use of the facilities would continue to provide public services and would not result in a significant increase in capacity or intensity of use.
County Clerk


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