Tesoro High School Solar Energy Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Capistrano Unified School District
Document Title
Tesoro High School Solar Energy Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The District plans to install solar energy panels atop 21 canopies on existing parking lots on the west side of the campus. The installation would require removal of some light poles and ornamental trees within those parking areas. Approx. 820 feet of wiring would be installed in trenches and boorings to connect the arrays to a utility meter in the east-central part of the campus. The capacity of the system would be about 950 kW AC. No increases in enrollment, capacity or intensity of uses are proposed as part of this project. The project would be installed per Division of the State Architect (DSA) approved design specifications. The project would be executed per appropriate and current District standards, guidelines and construction Best Management Practices (BMPs). The new solar structures would serve as campus improvements, and a such, the beneficiaries of the project include the schools student, faculty, staff and taxpayer/members of the community.

Contact Information
John Forney
Capistrano Unified School District
33122 Valle Road
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Phone : (949) 234-9543


Rancho Santa Margarita
Cross Streets
1 Tesoro Creek Road

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Solar energy systems installed on the roof of an existing building or on an existing parking lot are statutorily exempt from CEQA.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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