Categorical Exclusions

​​​​To further transparency and openness in its implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, the Presidio Trust documents its Categorical Exclusion (CE) determinations involving the categories of actions identified in Section 1010.7 of the Trust’s NEPA regulations. The CE database may be searched by planning district, project type, CE applied, or the year initiated.​​ The database is updated approximately monthly. For additional information on the Trust’s NEPA compliance program, email N2@presidiotrust.gov.
 
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Project Description
Project Number19-023
Project NameBay School Security Measures
Planning DistrictMain Post
Project TypeMaintenance
CE AppliedRoutine maintenance and property and resource management
CE Date1/15/2019
Project Description
The Bay School of San Francisco in building 35 requires security measures to protect its students. This project will install Nightlock lockdown door barricade devices on 91 historic and non-historic interior wood doors throughout the building. The lockdown devices are in addition to security measures already in place including columbine locks and key card access. The devices will allow teachers and staff to secure classroom and office doors from forced entry. The devices will be installed by attaching a metal plate onto the floor and bottom of the door, and attaching a storage box on the wall next to the door for the device handle.
 
Project Number19-022
Project NameMinor Repairs to Building 682
Planning DistrictCrissy Field
Project TypeMaintenance
CE AppliedRoutine maintenance and property and resource management
CE Date1/7/2019
Project Description
The Trust will repair damage from previous tenants and make minor improvements to building 682 (Cavalry Barracks, 1902) to prepare the building for future leasing. The basement and first floor walls will be painted Presidio white. The lobby and stairway walls will be patched and painted. The plywood bookshelf attached to a wall in a second floor room will be removed. Tenant installed tile finishes in the second floor kitchen will be removed. Ceilings and flooring will be patched, and junction boxes and lighting will be re-installed. The building’s exterior will be power washed.
 
Project Number19-018
Project NameFill Site 6B Confirmation Soil Sampling
Planning DistrictCrissy Field
Project TypeResearch/Testing
CE AppliedResearch, monitoring, inventorying, and information gathering
CE Date12/20/2018
Project Description
At the direction of the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), confirmation soil sampling will be conducted to address issues of potential environmental concern related to verifying the quality and thickness of the soil cap placed by Caltrans in the Fill Site 6B (FS6B) Land Use Control (LUC) Area. The purpose of this project is to determine if the existing soil cover meets soil cap requirements, and to gather horticultural samples to inform future landscaping work. Twenty-one soil borings will be advanced for the collection of soil samples, including several within Quartermaster Reach for the purpose of delineating contaminated soils in order to get clean closure and remove the LUC within the future wetland. The results of the investigation will be used to recommend any remedial work that may be necessary.
 
Project Number19-019
Project NameReintroduction of Rough Skinned Newts
Planning DistrictPresidio-wide
Project TypeMiscellaneous
CE AppliedDesignation of environmental study and research areas
CE Date12/14/2018
Project Description
Newts were last recorded in the Presidio in the 1960s, but have been locally extinct from the Presidio/city since that time due to loss of habitat. The habitat in the Presidio is now thriving and primed for these animals, but it will require human intervention to re-establish them here. Trust biologists will collect newt eggs in ponds and other water bodies from various locations across the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in the early spring through early summer, and bring them back to identified sites within the Presidio (El Polin ponds and Mountain Lake's East Arm). Eggs will be placed in predator exclusion cages within the water at each site to increase survival and recruitment of the newt tadpoles, while allowing staff to monitor growth and development before release. The cages will be tucked away out of the public's sight to prevent tampering. Egg translocations into the Presidio will occur for at least three years. Monitoring of newt survival and reproduction through time will dictate the termination or continuation of the project thereafter. The project has received enthusiastic support from the National Park Service and local amphibian experts.
 
Project Number19-020
Project NameFutures Without Violence Temporary Exhibit
Planning DistrictMain Post
Project TypeMiscellaneous
CE AppliedEducational, informational, or advisory activities
CE Date12/14/2018
Project Description
Futures Without Violence (tenant in building 100) will construct a temporary (five months) exhibit  in their first floor gallery space to host the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation-sponsored  "Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties." The exhibit will examine a dark episode in U.S. history when, in the name of national security, the government incarcerated 120,000 citizens and legal residents during World War II without due process or other constitutional protections to which they were entitled. This timely exhibition will feature works by renowned photographers, reexamine this history, and present new research telling the stories of the individuals whose lives were upended due to racial bigotry. Wood flooring and historic columns will be protected and any penetrations to the ceilings or walls of the historic building will be repaired and newly installed features will be removed at the end of the exhibit.
 
Project Number19-017
Project NameMedium Voltage Feeder Upgrade at the Main Post
Planning DistrictMain Post
Project TypeInfrastructure
CE AppliedUpgrading or adding utilities
CE Date12/6/2018
Project Description
Substation 568 is an electric service distribution hub that provides revenue metering, circuit distribution and circuit protection equipment for approximately one third of the land area and one half of the electric energy consumption of the Presidio. The substation has been in service for almost 50 years and is well beyond its service life. This project will upgrade and modify existing medium voltage distribution circuits to provide alternate source feed (backfeed) capability for service areas served by substations 107 and 568. Approximately 1,800 linear feet of existing 4 KV conductors and approximately 650 linear feet of new 12 KV conductors will be constructed in existing conduits. A transformer in the circuit will also be upgraded. Only a limited number of overnight outages requiring minimum downtime will occur. Tenants and others will be notified 14 days in advance of each outage.
 
Project Number19-014
Project NameCar Charger and Electric Panel Installation at Building 761
Planning DistrictEast Housing
Project TypeMiscellaneous
CE AppliedReplacement of minor structures and facilities
CE Date12/3/2018
Project Description
Over the last few years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of fully electric and plug-in electric hybrid vehicles sold in the United States. The market for electric vehicles is rapidly expanding and the Trust wishes to accommodate the increasing demand for access to charging equipment. The ability to provide charging as an amenity will also attract and retain highly valued, sustainably-minded tenants.  Additionally, more electric vehicles in the park will reduce emissions and improve overall air quality. The Trust will install sufficient charging equipment at building 761 (Six Car Garage, 1939) to satisfy current and future tenants’ requests. An electric panel and new meter will be installed on the north façade of the brick building, and a line will be dropped from existing power lines to the specified garage stall. Penetrations to the brick will be the minimum necessary and mortar joints will be used as much as possible. The electric panel will be painted brick red to minimize visual impacts.
 
Project Number19-015
Project NameReplacement of Palms in Front of Building 1801
Planning DistrictPHSH
Project TypeLandscaping/Site Work
CE AppliedLandscaping and landscape maintenance
CE Date12/3/2018
Project Description
In recent years, the plant pathogens Fusarium oxysporum and Gliocladium have affected palms in the Presidio, proving fatal to several Canary Island date palms (Phoenix canariensis) around the park. Two of the four palms in front of building 1801 (Public Health Service Hospital, built 1932) that were planted as part of the landscape rehabilitation project in 2012 were affected by these pathogens and removed in 2015. In consultation with Trust staff, the original project landscape architecture firm CMG recommended the pathogen resistant Chilean Wine Palm (Jubea chilensis) as a visually compatible replacement species for this location. This substitution may be considered in the event that other Canary Island date palms are found to be infected by the pathogens in the future.
 
Project Number19-016
Project NameTent and Asphalt Pad for Boom Lift at Building 1241
Planning DistrictFort Scott
Project TypeMiscellaneous
CE AppliedRoutine maintenance and property and resource management
CE Date12/3/2018
Project Description
A temporary 14-foot high tent structure will be installed between warehouse buildings 1241 and 1242 to provide shelter for the Trust’s boom lift. The current fence will be removed, a 36- by 16-foot asphalt pad will provide the foundation for the tent, and 18-inch stakes will secure the tent. The asphalt pad will be removed when no longer needed.
 
Project Number19-012
Project NameStandard Presidio Terrace Residences Capital Turns
Planning DistrictEast Housing
Project TypeRehabilitation/TI
CE AppliedRehabilitation or improvement of historic properties
CE Date11/29/2018
Project Description
This project is a standard Presidio Terrace capital turn in order to ensure consistency in the treatment of these historic residential units (built 1917), minimize turn times, address damage from previous tenants and prepare the units for leasing. The work scope for the identical duplex and single family homes will include lead paint abatement at all windows and friction surfaces, window repair, and installation of interlocking track and weather stripping. New countertops, cabinetry and hardwood floor will be installed in the kitchen. The refrigerator will be installed in the former service stair opening; the stair will be abandoned but left in place. Holes in the walls will be patched and sanded, and the units will be painted throughout. Second floor bathroom tiles, sink and mirror will be replaced. Basement floors will be stripped and left unpainted. Hardwood floors will be sanded and finished. Unit 550A will be worked on initially, followed by future units in this neighborhood that are approved for capital turns.
 
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