Implementation of a Community Choice Energy Program By and Through Participation in Monterey Bay Community Power Authority's Community Choice Aggregation Pr

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Summary

SCH Number
2019090073
Lead Agency
Goleta, City of (City of Goleta)
Document Title
Implementation of a Community Choice Energy Program By and Through Participation in Monterey Bay Community Power Authority's Community Choice Aggregation Pr
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/4/2019

Document Description
On December 5, 2017, the City of Goleta City Council adopted a 100% Renewable Electricity Goal by 2030. On July 16, 2019, the City Council adopted a Strategic Energy Plan (SEP), that serves as a roadmap to identify how the City could reach the Goal. Pursuant to the SEP, CCE contributes significantly to the Goal, at approximately 64% of the combined strategies contribution (or approximately 30% overall), as a CCE allows the community to determine what type of energy mix serves its needs, in addition to facilitating other strategies based on CCE operational benefits.

Contact Information
Peter Imhof
City of Goleta
130 Cremona Drive, Suite B
Goleta, CA 93117

Phone : (805) 961-7500

Location

Cities
Goleta
Counties
Santa Barbara
Regions
Citywide

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15308 - Class 8
Reasons for Exemption
Establishment of a CCE in accordance with the State Guidelines for the Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") and found the establishment of a CCE is exempt from the requirements of CEQA, as it is not a "project" as it has no potential to result in a direct or reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change to the environment because energy will be transported through existing infrastructure (14 Cal. Code Regs. § 15378(a)). Further, establishing a CCE is exempt from CEQA as there is no possibility that it would have a significant effect on the environment (14 Cal. Code Regs. § 15061 (b)(3)). Further, the establishment of a CCE is also categorically exempt because it is an action taken by a regulatory agency to assume the maintenance, restoration, enhancement or protection of the environment (14 Cal. Code Regs. §15308).

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2019090073   PDF 445 K

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