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I. Administrative Section 
1. Project Name: Replace Emercency Generator – Desert Regional Center (DRC)
2. Project Description (One Sentence): Replace and increase size of existing generator in order to provide the proper amount of emergency power for the Intermediate Care Facility (ICF/MR) campus buildings.
3a. Project Location: County: Clark
3b. Project Location: City: Las Vegas
4. Department (department requesting project): DHHS
5. Division (division requesting project): Aging Services
6. Agency (agency requesting project): Desert Regional Center
7. Agency contact person: Darrel Hansen
8. Contact phone: (702) 486-6333
9. Contact email: DLHansen@drc.nv.gov
The Department ranking of this project:
10. The Department will rank their projects 1 through the lowest ranked project (i.e., If 5 projects were submitted by the Department a ranking of 1 would be assigned to the most important or most needed project and a ranking of 5 would be the least needed project). 1
11. Has this project been previously requested in a prior CIP? Yes
12. SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings) 0372, 0706, 1959, 1671, 1672
13. Facility Condition Analysis Project No. (if recommended) 9993SFT1
14. Is the property State Owned? Yes
15. If the facility is existing, is it State owned? Yes
II. Narrative Section 
1. Project Description: Replace existing generator serving DRC buildings 1307, 1308, 1309, & 1310 (SPWB 1959, 1672, 1671, & 0706; respectively) with new unit (preferably diesel) having sufficient capacity to operate all electrical systems in the Intermediate Care Facility homes including heating and cooling. Connect DRC building 1300 (SPWB 0372) with the new generator being installed in 2014 to serve buildings 1306 (SPWB 0371) and 1391 (SPWB 0256). Replace all main service panels for each building; install appropriate transfer switches and all needed equipment. Remove all old equipment and restore landscape to equivalent condition prior to start of project. Include all trenching and related site work.
2. Project Justification: Reference: Facility Condition Analysis Report, March 2008. REPLACE EMERGENCY GENERATORS – Project Index #: 9993SFT1 The existing emergency generators do not have enough power for their intended needs. This project would provide for replacing and increasing the size of the existing generators in order to provide the proper amount of emergency power for the site. Additional Information This facility is classified as a hospital – an intermediate care facility / mental retardation (ICF/MR.) Individuals served in the ICF/MR homes are developmentally disabled and have complex medical and behavior needs. The existing generators are insufficient to power all electrical systems in the homes including; HVAC units, security systems, etc. When power is lost the temperatures in the homes become excessive (especially in the summer.) This places greater stress on the individuals’ physical health and contributes to increased behavior problems and is a life safety concern. 1) During the annual licensure survey conducted by the Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance the agency was sited to not having on-site fuel storage for the generators which operate on natural gas. As a temporary solution the agency converted this generator to operate on propane and installing propane tanks to meet this licensure requirement. 3) In building 1300 (SPWB 0372), the 37 year old internal combustion generator was located on top of an electric transformer inside the building. This unit recently had to be removed to meet facility licensure requirements because it had no on-site fuel storage capacity. DRC is requesting the new generators operate on diesel fuel because it is a safer fuel to store.
3. Project Background Information: CIP 05-M07 was approved to fund this project which included replacing/upgrading all the generators on the DRC campus. The approved funding was only sufficient to replace two generators: A) Larger capacity generator needed to serve the service kitchen, buildings 4 & 5 (SPWB 1952 & 1953) when the kitchen upgrade (CIP 05-C15) was completed B) Generator to serve buildings 1301-1304 (SPWB 0370, 0368, 0369, & 0367 respectively.) This project was combined with a generator project for Desert Willow Treatment Center and a sizeable portion of the funding may have been used to offset their increased costs.
4. Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
a. Type of equipment to be replaced: Generator and Transfer Switches
b. Year existing equipment was installed: 1992
c. Manufacturer of existing equipment: Onan
d. Model of existing equipment:
e. Are there any known hazardous material abatement? Unknown
5. Ramifications if the Project is not Approved (short essay): This facility is classified as a hospital – an intermediate care facility / mental retardation (ICF/MR.) Individuals served in the ICF/MR homes are developmentally disabled and have complex medical and behavior needs. The existing generators are insufficient to power all electrical systems in the homes including; HVAC units, security systems, etc. When power is lost the temperatures in the homes become excessive (especially in the summer.) This places greater stress on the individuals’ physical health and contributes to increased behavior problems and is a life safety concern. If these generators are not approved Building 1300 (SPWB 0372) will continue to operate without the availability of emergency power. Additionally buildings 1307, 1308, 1309, & 1310 (SPWB 1959, 1672, 1671, & 0706; respectively) will continue to be served by an inadequate unit. This is a life safety concern because of the complex medical and behavior needs of the disabled individuals who reside at the Intermediate Care Facility (ICF/MR). These life safety concerns will continue until the generators are upgraded to an adequate size with capacity to operate all electrical systems in the campus homes.
Health, Life Safety, and/or Legal Issues
6. Please describe any health, life safety, and/or legal issues that will be resolved by completing this project (Short Essay): The individuals served in the homes located on the DRC campus are developmentally disabled and have complex medical and behavioral needs. The existing generators are either out of service and/or have insufficient capacity to power all electrical systems in the homes including; HVAC units, security systems, etc. When power is lost the temperatures in the homes become excessive (especially in the summer.) This places greater stress on the individuals’ physical health and contributes to increased behavior problems and is a life safety concern. Replacement of these generators with larger units having adequate power to operate all systems in the homes (HVAC, security, lighting, etc.) will substantially reduce / eliminate these concerns.
7. Proposed Project Schedule Impacts/Issues
a. Will this project require relocating personnel or vacating the building for any period of time? No
Explain:
b. Has any design work been completed on the proposed project? Unknown
c. What is the latest date this project could be completed without disrupting your program? 2016-06-30
d. What is the driving proposed completion date?
III. Preliminary Construction and Funding Sources Section 
Preliminary Construction Cost Estimate and Funding Sources (The SPWD will prepare all final cost estimates. This schedule is for preliminary purposes only.)
1. Land (if land must be purchased):
2. Off-site construction:
3. On-site Development:
4. Utility connection fees:
5. Water rights deeded:
6. Furniture, Fixture and Equipment:
7. Specialty equipment:
8. Data and network equipment:
9. Telephone equipment costs:
10. Moving:
11. Renovation of vacated space:
12. Correction of known deficiencies:
(describe deficiencies)
13. Any known commitments:
(describe commitments)
14. Known hazardous material abatement:
(describe hazardous materials)
15. Total project costs:
NOTE: COSTS FOR EXTENDED LEASE AGREEMENTS MUST BE INCLUDED IN YOUR OPERATING BUDGET
16. Proposed funding of total project cost:
a. Agency:
b. Federal
c. Other/Donor
d. State
(describe source of 'Other/ Donor' funding):
Total: 950000
17. Agency point of contact for outisde funding if 16a, 16b, or 16c funding sources are providing funds.
a. Name
b. Phone Number
c. Email Address
IV. Site Analysis Section 
Site Analysis (New construction only)
1. Estimated land area to be acquired (acres)
2. Will this project require new parking spaces? No
3. Are utilities available to site? Yes
4. Will project require relocation of existing utilities? Unknown
5. Are there any required off-site improvements (or right-of-way dedications)? Unknown
6. Is the site in a flood plain? Unknown
7. Is the site in an airport impact zone? Unknown
8. Does the site contain any underground storage tanks? Unknown
9. Does the site contain any adverse soil conditions? Unknown
10. Will the site require an environmental assessment? Unknown
11. Will rezoning or a special use permit be required? Unknown
12. Will any Utility connection fees need to be paid? Unknown
13. Will any water rights need to be deeded? No
14. Will construction traffic degrade existing access or facilities? Unknown
15. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? Unknown
16. Other site considerations affecting cost? (describe): Unknown
Describe Site Considerations:
V. Programming Section 
Programming (New construction, building remodels, and building additions only)
1. Has any architectural programming occurred?
(Programming is an architectural definition of the needs/problems that must be addressed by the project)
2. Has any advanced planning occurred in previous CIPs? Unknown
3. Usable Square footage required (including storage space)
a. New Construction SF:
b. Remodel/Renovation SF:
c. Addition SF
d.Total project SF:
4. Occupancy type (Assembly, business, educational, factory/industrial, high hazard, institutional, mercantile, residential, storage, utility/miscellaneous) : Residential
5. Approximate number of staff to occupy facility: 150
6. Approximate number of visitors per day: 20
7. Will this project require funding for any furnishings, fixtures and equipment? Unknown
8. For existing facilities, are there any known hazardous materials? (i.e., Asbestos, lead paint or underground storage tanks): Unknown
9. How many years of future growth will this project accommodate?
10. List of required facilites (laboratory space, classroom space, office space, conference rooms, cafeterias, maintenance shops, garages) and any unusual related equipment required for your project:

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