Solar Photovoltaic Panel Installation - Valley State Prison


SCH Number
Lead Agency
General Services, Department of (Department of General Services)
Document Title
Solar Photovoltaic Panel Installation - Valley State Prison
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The project consists of the installation of canopy mounted electricity generating solar panels at two existing asphalt parking lots. The canopy will cover approximately 165,000 square feet of Administration Building personnel parking spaces located on the southeast side of the Valley State Prison Facility. The steel canopies will be approximately twelve feet in height at the lowest point and fifteen feet high at the highest point. The canopies will be supported by centrally located steel columns and will have concrete pier foundations or spread footings of varying dimensions. Approximately 60 small ornamental trees within the parking canopy area of work will need to be removed to facilitate the installation.

Contact Information
Patricia Kelly
Department of General Services
707 Third Street
West Sacramento, CA 95605

Phone : (916) 376-1609



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
This division does not apply to the installation of a solar energy system on the roof of an existing building or at an existing parking lot. Existing parking lot means an area designated and used for parking of vehicles as of the time of the application for the solar energy system and for at least the previous two years.

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