Installation of Solar Arrays at Arroyo Seco Elementary School

Summary

SCH Number
2017058459
Lead Agency
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Document Title
Installation of Solar Arrays at Arroyo Seco Elementary School
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
Two carport structures will be installed on the Main (Irene Way) parking lot. The carport structures will be 12 ft high on the low side and 19 ft on the high side and new LED lighting will be installed under the carport structures. Two existing light poles will be removed and repurposed by the District. Up to nine trees will be removed; and up to eighteen saplings of similar species will be planted at a suitable location on the school campus. Total site area of the canopies comprises about 9,944.5 sf and the total School site is comprised of 8.14 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
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
2801 Ladd Ave
Livermore, CA 94551

(925) 606-3390

Location

Cities
Livermore
Counties
Alameda

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15303,15311,15314
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. These structures do not increase student capacity. Up to approx 300 lf 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 nine trees planned for removal with eighteen 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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