The CEC's grant agreement ARV-21-017 funds a hydrogen refueling project. In May 2011, the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) completed an Environmental Impact Report regarding its Land Use Master Plan, which included the site. EBMUD prepared an Addendum to the Land Use Master Plan EIR in May 2021 for a hydrogen refueling station (HRS) to fuel heavy-duty fuel cell trucks serving the Port of
Oakland. The CEC finds the proposed grant project’s hydrogen refueling project presents no new significant or substantially more severe environmental impacts beyond those already considered.
In addition, the scope of work under grant agreement ARV-21-017 also includes modification to a truck maintenance facility at 1755 Adams Avenue in San Leandro, California. The facility requires third-party assessment and planning; changes to the construction of maintenance bay doors; and upgrades to existing monitoring and alarm systems, ventilation, and other electrical equipment. The CEQA exemption under California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15301, “Existing Buildings,” applies. Section 15301 covers the operation, maintenance, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, involving negligible or no expansion of existing or former use. The modifications are for compliance with hydrogen-related requirements and would cause negligible or no expansion of the existing use. Therefore, the modifications will have no significant effect on the environment and are categorically exempt under section