Canopy Mounted Solar Photovoltaic System, Franchise Tax Board


SCH Number
Public Agency
Department of General Services (DGS)
Document Title
Canopy Mounted Solar Photovoltaic System, Franchise Tax Board
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project includes constructing a canopy mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) system in the parking area at the site. The project will cover about 10 acres of the parking area. Project activities include hole-boring, minor trenching, cement pouring, tree removing, canopy erecting, and photo array and electrical equipment installing. Standard construciton control measures will be implemented. The PV system could potentially generate 3 megawatts of electricity, which will reduce the site's power grid-based energy purchases and help meet the State's renewable portfolio standard target (Senate Bill 2 - First Extraordinary Session), to have one third of the State's electricity come from renewable sources by 2020.

Contact Information

Daniel O'Brien
Agency Name
Department of General Services
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 3, 4 - C lass 1, 3, & 4
Reasons for Exemption
Minor alteration of existing facilities and mechanical equipment involving negligible expansion of utilities used to provide power, installation of small new equipment, and minor trenching and backfilling where the surface is restored. The installations of the PV and electrical equipment will not alter building exteriors and insteriors, only areas designated for car parking.

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