Hydrogen Fueling Station

Summary

SCH Number
2020090300
Lead Agency
University of California, Irvine
Document Title
Hydrogen Fueling Station
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/16/2020
Project Applicant
University of California, Irvine
Present Land Use
Open Space - General

Document Description
The Hydrogen Fueling Station project would construct a fueling station with an observation room on a 0.9-acre site located at the northeast corner of California Avenue and Academy Way. The station would dispense gaseous hydrogen through four individual pumps. Two driveways would be constructed, one on California Avenue and one on Academy Way, to provide access to the project site. Additional scope of work includes earthwork and installation of utilities, lighting, and landscaping. The proposed project would be utilized for research and teaching by the UCI Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP).

Contact Information
Lindsey Hashimoto
University of California, Irvine
4199 Campus Dr, Suite 380 Irvine, CA 92697
Irvine, CA 92697

Phone : (949) 824-8692
hashimol@uci.edu

Location

Cities
Irvine
Counties
Orange
Other Location Info
University of California, Irvine

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 3 (Sec. 15303)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project would be located in the urbanized Academic Core, which has been predominantly built-out with existing development; would consist of approximately 2,000 square feet of built space; and would have sufficient public services to support operation. The project site is designated as Open Space - General in the 2007 UCI Long Range Development Plan (LRDP), which allows for green initiative projects and field research facilities. The proposed project would have hydrogen stored, but not generated, on-site. Hydrogen is considered non-toxic, but high concentrations of hydrogen gas can create an oxygen-deficient environment. However, the proposed project is a fueling station and the pumps are located outside where gas would disperse immediately due to the buoyancy of hydrogen. Additionally, an approximately 800 kg storage tank would be installed for the four pump station; therefore, the proposed project would not require a significant amount of hazardous substances to be stored on-site.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
20-08-20_Hydrogen_Fueling_Station_NOE_w_Attachment   PDF 549 K

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