Solar Energy Project - Burbank Elementary School


SCH Number
Public Agency
ABC Unified School District
Document Title
Solar Energy Project - Burbank Elementary School
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The District proposes to install solar energy array on an elevated carport-like structure (Structure A) at Burbank ES. The solar energy structure (Structure A) would be installed along the border line of the turf field and the hard courts on the west side of the school (see Figure 2). Structure A would be a minimum of 10-foot high and comprised of metal columns and beams supporting array panels. Structure A would consist of 279 photovoltaic (PV) modules tilted at a 7-degree angle; which would connect to an existing electrical equipment box adjacent to the school building near the eastern parking lot by installing approximately 252 feet of underground conduit through directional boring underneath the turf field and concrete pavement (see Figure 2). Maximum power output of the system is 117.18 kilowatts (kW) under controlled laboratory conditions. The proposed project would require removal of a non-native tree, Pyrus kawakamii (Ornamental Pear) from the turf playfield. The project would also provide underground conduit for installation of car chargers in the future. However, Installation of car chargers require additional funding and would not be installed at this time. The District and general community will benefit from a reduction in energy consumption and reduced energy costs.

Contact Information

Ryan Carter
Agency Name
ABC Unified School District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Los Angeles
Southern California

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15303, and 15314
Reasons for Exemption
The project involves the construction of solar energy array on elevated structure. The proposed solar array will not result in an increase in student capacity or an expansion of existing use. No off-campus improvements will occur. Existing use of the facility as an elementary school will stay the same under the proposed project. Therefore, the project Is exempt from CEQA under Sections 15301, 15303, and 15314. The proposed project was also reviewed for possible exceptions under Section 15300.2 and found that the exceptions do not apply. See Attachment to Notice of Exemption for further explanation of the evaluation, which is available at the ABC Unified School District Office, 16700 Norwalk Blvd, Cerritos, CA 90703.
County Clerk
Los Angeles


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