Enabling EV Battery Circular Economy


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Enabling EV Battery Circular Economy
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Under this project, ReJoule, Inc. will install a solar photovoltaic (PV) and energy storage system at two sites: 1) a multi-tenant commercial building in Los Angeles, CA and 2) a Salvation Army homeless shelter in Santa Ana, CA. The energy storage system will incorporate second-life batteries that were originally used in Nissan and Tesla electric vehicles. The solar PV system will be installed on the rooftops of both sites.

Contact Information

Tanner Kural
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
ReJoule Incorporated
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Los Angeles, Santa Ana
Los Angeles, Orange
Other Location Info
3707, 3709, 3711 Medford St Los Angeles 90063 Los Angeles 818 E 3rd St Santa Ana 92701 Orange

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit 14, § 15301; Cal. Code Regs., tit 14, § 15303
Reasons for Exemption
California Code of Regulations (CCR) 14, Section 15301 exempts from CEQA minor alterations to existing facilities with no expansion of use. This project will involve minor alteration of existing mechanical equipment and will result in negligible or no expansion of the existing use. The demonstrations will not have a significant impact on local air quality, noise, or traffic. For these reasons, the project falls under the categorical exemption listed in 14 C.C.R. 15301. CCR 14, Section 15303 exempts from CEQA new construction or conversion of small structures. This project involves the construction, location, and installation of new, small facilities, structures, and equipment within an existing industrial facility. Specifically, this project will consist of installing solar PV on rooftops of two existing buildings and will be within the size limits listed in 14 C.C.R. 15303. The solar PV system is necessary for the project demonstration and will be paired with lithium-ion battery energy storage. See NOE for full details.


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