Canopy Mounted Solar Photovoltaic System , Richmond Laboratory Complex


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
Document Title
Canopy Mounted Solar Photovoltaic System , Richmond Laboratory Complex
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The project includes constructing a canopy mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) system at the California Department of Public Health Richmond Laboratory Complex. The project will affect about 9.6 acres of the Complex's parking area. The PV system could potentially generate 5.3 megawatts of electricity, which will reduce the Complex's power grid-based energy purchases and help meet the State's renewable portifolio standard target (Senate Bill 2 - First Extraordinary Session), to have one third of the State's electricity come from renewable sources by 2020. Construction activities include hole-boring, minor trenching, cement pads installation, and parking lot tree removal for building the canopy and installing the photo array and associated transformers and inverters.

Contact Information
Daniel O'Brien
California Department of Public Health
Lead/Public Agency
850 Marina Bay Parkway
Richmond, CA 94804

Phone : (916) 376-1603


Contra Costa

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301(b); 15061(3)
Reasons for Exemption
Class 1(b) - alterations of public features involving negligible or no expansion of existing use including facilities used to provide electric power. No significatn effects on the environment.

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