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II. Does the project fall into any CEQA exemption?
               A. Does the project fall into any statutory CEQA exemption?
                  Examples most likely to apply to school districts:
                   1.  Emergency repairs to a public facility necessary to maintain service;
                   2.  Actions to repair, demolish or replace facilities damaged as a result of a disaster for which the Gov-
                      ernor has declared a state of emergency;
                   3.  Actions to prevent or mitigate an emergency;
                   4. Establishing or modifying fees; and
                   5.  Closing of a public school only if the physical changes resulting from the closure are categorically
                      exempt, as outlined in step II B.
                   (Pub. Resources Code § 21080(b)(2), (b)(3), (b)(4), (b)(8); Ed. Code § 94212(a).)

                  YES: No further CEQA analysis is required.       NO: Consideration should be given to categorical
                                                                       exemptions (continue to step II B).
                                                                       (CEQA Guideline § 15061(b)(2).)




               B. Does evidence support a finding that the project fall into any categorical CEQA exemption?
                  Examples most likely to apply to school districts, each of which apply only if there is no potential of a
                  cumulative impact of successive projects of the same type:
                    Class 1     Operation, repair, maintenance or minor alteration of public facilities, including:  adding
                             interior partitions, plumbing, electrical systems; restoring facilities to meet health and safety
                             standards; landscaping maintenance, demolition of small, non-significant structures; and
                             additions to existing structures that will not significantly increase the size of the structure;

                    Class 2    Replacement or reconstruction of existing school facilities at the same capacity, or, if to pro-
                             vide earthquake resistance, where capacity is not increased by more than 50%;
                    Class 3    New construction or conversion of small structures or installation of small equipment, except
                             for where there is a particularly sensitive environmental setting;

                    Class 4    Minor alterations to land which do not involve removal of mature, scenic trees unless for
                             forestry and agriculture purposes; also includes grading on less than a 10% slope, minor
                             trenching or filling of earth into excavated areas and similar minor or temporary uses of
                             land; except where there is a particularly sensitive environmental setting;

                    Class 6    Collection of data or information that would not result in a major disturbance to environ-
                             mental resources, except for where there is a particularly sensitive environmental setting;

                    Class 11    Construction of minor structures accessory to existing facilities, including on-premise signs
                             or small parking lots, except for where there is a particularly sensitive environmental setting;
                    Class 12   Sale of surplus property that is not of regional concern or that does not have significant
                             environmental sensitivity;
                    Class 14   Minor additions to schools, defined as additions that will not increase student capacity by
                             more than 25% or ten classrooms, whichever is less;

                    Class 22   Adoption of educational or training programs involving no physical alteration or which
                             involve changing only the interior of a school, including changing a school’s grade structure
                             unless changes in student transportation will still be required;






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