Irvine Valley College Battery Storage Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
South Orange County Community College District
Document Title
Irvine Valley College Battery Storage Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed project is an Energy Storage System consisting of batteries, inverters, panels, meters, concrete pad and fencing. The battery storage system will be connected to the building main switchboard for the Performing Arts Center and from there will access the remainder of the campus electrical grid.

Contact Information

Mark Schoeppner
Agency Name
South Orange County Community College District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15303, 15304, 15311, 1531
Reasons for Exemption
The battery storage system, small outdoor enclosure, concrete pad and ancillary equipment are located in a developed area immediately adjacent to existing buildings, site improvements and a parking lot. There are no sensitive resources in the project area and the battery storage facility will serve the existing facilities. Therefore, they are classified as exempt from the provisions of CEQA under section 15301 - class 1, existing facilities; section 15303 - class 3, new construction of small structures; section 15304 - class 4, minor alterations to land; section 15311 - class 11, accessory structures; section 15314 - class 14 minor additions to schools. None of the exceptions to these categorical exemptions apply.

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