Solar 4 Rooftop Array


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH)
Document Title
Solar 4 Rooftop Array
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Present Land Use
Existing Buildings
Document Description
The project encompasses the installation of roof-mounted, balasted solar photovoltaic arrays on seven (7) campus buildings including Cain Library (#202), Welch Hall (#23), Social and Behavioral Sciences (#30), LaCorte Hall (#40), Center for Science and Innovation (#51), Gymnasium (#60), and Central Plant (#87). The seven rooftop solar arrays will connect to the campus's main switchgear and the SCE 16kV sub-station on campus. The project is undertaken as part of a power purchase agreement in partnership with REC Solar Commercial Corporation, which is responsible for its design, construction, ownership, operation, and maintenance and will sell power to the University at a n agreed-upon rate. The agreement term is 20 years.

Contact Information

Roshni Thomas
Agency Name
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
avalon boulevard

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
PRC 21080.35
Reasons for Exemption
The project is statutorily exempt from CEQA, as it meets all requirements of the exemption and does not include a substation (PRC §21080.35[b][2]) or transmission or distribution facilities; is located on the same parcel of the buildings to be served (PRC §21080.35[c][1]); does not occupy more than 500 square feet of ground surface (PRC §21080.35[c][2]); does not occupy an area that contains plants protected by the Native Plant Protection Act; does not require an individual permit pursuant to the federal Clean Water Act, waste discharge requirements pursuant to the California Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act, an individual take permit for species protected under the federal Endangered Species Act or the California Endangered Species Act, and/or a streambed alteration permit pursuant to California Fish and Game Code (PRC §21080.35[d]); and, since the project involves rooftop installation and not existing parking lots, does not remove a tree required to be planted, maintained, or protected pursuant to local, state, or federal requirements, no does it affect a native tree over 25 years old (PRC §21080.35[e]).


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