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California Environmental Quality Act – Notice of Exemption

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires an environmental review to evaluate projects for potential impacts on the environment.  Environmental documents are written to identify any potential adverse environmental effects of proposed actions, assess their significance, and propose measures to eliminate or mitigate significant impacts.  This posting will provide public notices and documents related to the environmental review process and information regarding the filing of Notices of Exemption (NOE).

PROJECT TITLE: 

Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office

Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center Office Remodeling Project

PROJECT LOCATION:

210 W Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The proposed project will remodel an existing space to provide refreshed office space for the usage of staff assigned to the District Attorney’s office at Criminal Justice Center that was affected by a flood caused by a faulty water supply line in a restroom on the 18th Floor. The proposed project would remodel the existing floors, walls, and windows.

PROJECT APPLICANT: County of Los Angeles Internal Services Department

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Thomas DeSantis
County of Los Angeles
Internal Services Department
Operations Service
Program & Project Management Division
1100 North Eastern Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90063
(562) 922-1355
TDesantis@isd.lacounty.gov

EXEMPT STATUS: Categorical Exemption

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TYPE, SECTION OR CODE:
Categorically Exempt Project in accordance with Sections 15301(d) and 15302 of the State CEQA Guidelines and Classes 1(c) and 2 of the County’s Environmental Document Reporting Procedures and Guidelines, Appendix G.

REASONS FOR EXEMPTION:
The scope of work consists of the interior remodeling of an existing office space. Therefore, the work is within certain classes of projects that have been determined not to have a significant effect on the environment because the project includes repairs and minor alterations to existing public facilities with negligible or no expansion of use and replacement of features with the same purpose and capacity.

In addition, based on the records of the proposed Project, it will comply with all applicable regulations, it is not in a sensitive environment and there are no cumulative impacts, unusual circumstances, damage to scenic highways, listing on hazardous waste site lists compiled pursuant to Government Code section 65962.5, or indications that it may cause a substantial adverse change in the significance of a historic resource that would make the exemptions inapplicable.

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PROJECT TITLE: 

Department of Health Services

Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center Boiler and Chillers Replacement Project

PROJECT LOCATION:

7601 Imperial Hwy., Downey, CA 90242

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The proposed project would replace the existing three (3) chillers and one (1) boiler that are currently servicing the Department of Health Services'(DHS) RLANRC by providing cooled and heated air to the entire facility. The existing chillers and boiler have surpassed their lifespan and are 34 years old and 27 years old, respectively. According to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the typical life cycle for this equipment is 20 years.

PROJECT APPLICANT: County of Los Angeles Internal Services Department

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Thomas DeSantis
County of Los Angeles
Internal Services Department
Operations Service
Program & Project Management Division
1100 North Eastern Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90063
(562) 922-1355
TDesantis@isd.lacounty.gov

EXEMPT STATUS: Categorical Exemption

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TYPE, SECTION OR CODE:
Categorically Exempt Project in accordance with Sections 15301(d), 15302, and 15303 of the State CEQA Guidelines, and Classes 1(c), 2, and 3 of the County’s Environmental Document Reporting Procedures and Guidelines, Appendix G.

REASONS FOR EXEMPTION:
The scope of work consists of the replacement of an existing boiler and three chillers. Therefore, the work is within certain classes of projects that have been determined not to have a significant effect on the environment because the project includes repairs and minor alterations to existing public facilities with negligible or no expansion of use and replacement of features with the same purpose and capacity, placement of small equipment and accessory structures, and installation of equipment at existing facilities.

In addition, based on the records of the proposed Project, it will comply with all applicable regulations, it is not in a sensitive environment and there are no cumulative impacts, unusual circumstances, damage to scenic highways, listing on hazardous waste site lists compiled pursuant to Government Code section 65962.5, or indications that it may cause a substantial adverse change in the significance of a historic resource that would make the exemptions inapplicable.

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PROJECT TITLE: 

LA County Library

LA County Library Headquarters Fire Restoration Project

PROJECT LOCATION:

7400 Imperial Hwy., Downey, CA 90242

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The proposed project includes increased scope of work which consists of tenant improvements, such as the reconfiguration of existing warehouse space, installation of secured storage space, sound baffling, and floor preparation for the installation of library equipment; the purchase of furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E); installation of low voltage and security upgrades, book sorting equipment, specialty finishes, communication systems, signage, and warehouse shelving. This increased scope will enhance operational efficiencies and optimize building utilization with warehousing space on the first floor, eliminating the need for an off-site leased warehouse; a new book sorter that will improve efficiencies, accuracy, saving space and provide delivery data insights; and other operational improvements to enhance security and energy efficiency.

PROJECT APPLICANT: County of Los Angeles Internal Services Department

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Thomas DeSantis
County of Los Angeles
Internal Services Department
Operations Service
Program & Project Management Division
1100 North Eastern Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90063
(562) 922-1355
TDesantis@isd.lacounty.gov

EXEMPT STATUS: Categorical Exemption

TYPE, SECTION OR CODE:
On September 26, 2023, the Board approved and found the project exempt from CEQA. The additional scope of work consists of tenant improvements and installation of equipment at an existing facility. The recommended actions, including the changes to the previously approved project scope, are therefore within the scope of the impacts analyzed in the previous exemptions which included State CEQA Guidelines Sections 15301(a), and (d), 15302, and 15303, and Classes 1(c) and (d), 2, and 3 of the County’s Environmental Document Reporting Procedures and Guidelines, Appendix G.

REASONS FOR EXEMPTION:
The increased scope of work consists of tenant improvements and installation of equipment at an existing facility. Therefore, the work is within certain classes of projects that have been determined not to have a significant effect on the environment because the project includes repairs and minor alterations to existing public facilities with negligible or no expansion of use and replacement of features with the same purpose and capacity, placement of small equipment and accessory structures, and installation of equipment at existing facilities.

In addition, based on the records of the proposed Project, it will comply with all applicable regulations, it is not in a sensitive environment and there are no cumulative impacts, unusual circumstances, damage to scenic highways, listing on hazardous waste site lists compiled pursuant to Government Code section 65962.5, or indications that it may cause a substantial adverse change in the significance of a historic resource that would make the exemptions inapplicable.

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