Installation of Solar Arrays at Altamont Creek Elementary School


SCH Number
Public Agency
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Document Title
Installation of Solar Arrays at Altamont Creek Elementary School
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Two carport structures will be installed on the Main (Garaventa Ranch Dr.) parking lot. The carport structure will be 12 feet high on the low side and 19 feet on the high side and new LED lighting will be installed under the carport structures. Three existing light poles will be removed and repurposed by the District. Seven trees will be removed; and fourteen saplings of similar species will be planted at a suitable location on the school campus. Total site area of the canopies comprises about 11,600 square feet and the total School Site is comprised of 8.4 acres. The project would not convert any previous surface area to impervious surface. Installation of the solar arrays would take six to eight weeks and would occur between early October and mid December 2017.

Contact Information

Jan Shipley
Agency Name
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
6500 Garaventa Ranch Road

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15303,11,14, Class 3,11,14
Reasons for Exemption
The project will not increase impervious surface at the campus over existing conditions and therefore is not a C.3 Regulated Project. These are minor structures that are accessory to existing institutional facilities located on the existing school campus (Class 11). These structures do not increase student capacity (Class 14). Up to approximately 120 linear feet of trenching and/or boring will be required to connect the solar arrays to the main electrical service enclosure. The project will implement best management practices during construction activities. The project site is not located within an Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zone. The project will replace the seven trees planned for removal with fourteen saplings of similar species at a suitable location on the school campus. LED lighting located under the carport structures will be shielded by the solar panels and focus light downwards minimizing the effects of light and glare from this new light source on the school campus.

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