The County of San Diego plans to install infrastructure for 35 publically accessible plug-in electric vehicle chargers at 10 County facilities. These chargers fill a critical gap in available public charging station access in the San Diego region. The beneficiaries of this project include the residents of San Diego County.
The transportation sector is the biggest contributor to California's GHG emissions and accounts for approximately 40 percent of these emissions. As documented throughout numerous California policy and regulatory materials, increased use of zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) provide multiple benefits in addition to reducing GHG emissions, such as reducing conventional pollutants, operating quietly and cleanly, allowing home refueling and lowering operating and fuel costs. As such, California Governor's Executive Order B-16-2012 orders that the California Air Resources Board, the California Energy Commission, the Public Utilities commission and other relevant agencies work with the Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative and the California Fuel Cell Partnership to achieve, among other benchmarks, the following:
By 2015, the State's major metropolitan areas will be able to accommodate ZEVs, each with infrastructure plans and streamlined permitting; and
By 2020, the State's infrastructure will be able to support up to one million ZEVs
By increasing PEV drivers' range confidence in the region; there will be an increase in displacement of conventional gasoline miles travelled with zero emission miles travelled in the region. With this displacement and increase in zero emission vehicle miles travelled, GHG emissions in the region will decrease and support the Governor's Executive Order B-16-2012.
124 South Mission Road, Failbrook, CA 92028
16118D 4S Ranch Parkway, San Diego, CA 92127
10124 Old Grove RD, San Diego, CA 92131
3851 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA 92110
1275 Main Street, Ramona, San Diego, CA 92065
325 South Melrose Drive, Vista, CA 92081
500 3rd Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910
590 3rd Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910
5500 Overland Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123
1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
Notice of Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304 & 15303 & 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The project involves the installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in existing private and public facilities in the San Diego region. All power will be provided from the existing electrical panels and the work includes installations of conduit, wiring, electrical connections and mounting equipment. Minor alterations to land, including minor trenching and backfilling may be required to bring power from local sources to proposed charging stations where surface is restored. No trees will be removed. Thus, the project will not cause direct physical change in the environment or a reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment because:
1) The project consists of minor alteration of existing public facilities involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing,
2) The project consists of construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures
3) The project consists of minor public alterations the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry or agricultural purposes.
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