Reasons for Exemption
This project is exempt under CCR, title 14 Section 15301, because the project consists of minor alterations to an existing multi-tenant housing building. Specifically, the project involves the installation of 100 kW of advanced solar PV generation, 150kW/150 kWh battery energy storage, and system components that will manage, reduce, and stabilize energy load on the local distribution grid. The solar PV installation will be approximately 5,100 square feet, be located on the rooftop, and utilize an anti-reflective cover to reduce glare. The solar generation plus energy storage system will be interconnected to SCE utility service territory, in an area where the distribution circuits are not constrained, and will result in no expansion of capacity. For these, reasons, the proposed work will not have any significant effect on the environment and falls under section 15301.
This project is exempt under CCR, title 14 Section 15332, Class 32, because the development project (a) is consistent with the City of Long Beach's applicable general plan and zoning designations, as well as the Midtown Specific Plan and associated existing Programmatic EIR; (b) the proposed development occurs within city limits on a parcel smaller than 5 acres; (c) the project site has no value as habitat for endangered, rare or threatened species; (d) the proposed work will not have significant effects upon the environment, including related to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality; and (e) the site can adequately be served by utilities and public services.