Adoption of Revisions to the New Solar Homes Partnership Guidebook


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Adoption of Revisions to the New Solar Homes Partnership Guidebook
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The purpose of this activity is to revise guidelines previously adopted by the CA Energy Commission governing general administration of its New Solar Homes Partnership ("NSHP") Program pursuant to Public Resources Code section 25780 et seq. The Guidelines are being revised to add the following program requirements and revisions; language stating that the Energy Commission is the sole program administrator; apply certain provisions of the New Solar Homes Partnership Guidebook, Seventh Edition, and the Eighth Edition, retroactively; revise requirements for timing of solar permits and certificates of occupancy; extend the time period to provide documents confirming that a project meets the requirements of a utility new construction energy efficiency program; provide additional funds to a solar energy system with a west-facing azimuth; revise documentation requirements; allow the Executive Director to approve time extensions for projects under specified circumstances; extend the time period within the Executive Director must issue a decision on an appeal from 30 days to 60 days; revise the NSHP-1, NSHP-2, and NSHP-3; streamline the language and requirements; and make other clarifying and non-substantive changes. The CA Energy Commission, utilities, applicants to the NSHP, and solar retailers and installers will benefit from the adoption of these guidelines.

Contact Information
Christa Salo
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 651-2935



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Not a project under Sec. 15378(b)(2) and (4), because it pertains to general policy and procedure making and the creation of governmental funding mechanisms which do not involve any commitment to any specific project which may result in a potentially significant physical impact on the environment.

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