The project is the installation and operation of 2 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics (PVs) on an existing parking lot; associated battery storage and electrical lines; alterations of existing parking lot configuration; and storm water system improvements. All landscape trees in the lot boundary will be removed for PV construction.
Location Specific: East remote Parking Lot, east of Hagar Drive, UC Santa Cruz main campus.
Notice of Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 15301 Exst. Facil.
Reasons for Exemption
The project categorically exempt from CEQA under Class 1, existing facilities, as it consists of alterations to an existing parking lot and the UC Santa Cruz electrical distribution system, with no expansion of an existing use. Perimeter trees will be retained to ensure the project does not impact scenic resources. The project incorporates measures to avoid impacts to burrowing owl. None of the exceptions to the exemption apply.
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