Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit 14, § 15301 ; Cal. Code Regs., tit 14, § 15303
Reasons for Exemption
California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15301 ("Existing Facilities") provides that projects which consist of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of existing or former use, are categorically exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act. The project will install lithium - ion (Li-ion) battery energy storage units at approximately 15 fully developed single family homes and two multifamily affordable housing complexes with existing rooftop solar photovoltaic panels. Installation will require minor alterations to the interior or the exterior of the garages of the single-family homes and the interior of the building utility rooms of the multifamily affordable housing complexes with no expansion of footprint. Specifically, containerized energy storage units will be installed near the electrical panel in the existing garage of each home and the building utility room of each multifamily affordable housing complex and connected to the home's and building's rooftop solar. For these reasons, the project will have no significant environmental impact and falls under section 15301.
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