Solar Energy Project - Carmenita Middle School


SCH Number
Public Agency
ABC Unified School District
Document Title
Solar Energy Project - Carmenita Middle School
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The District proposes to install solar energy arrays on two elevated carport-like structures (Structures A and B) at Carmenita Middle School. Structures A and B would be located at the eastern portion of the school site between the playfields and asphalt area. Structures would be a minimum of 10-foot high and consist of metal columns and beams supporting array panels. Structures A and B would each consist of 252 photo-voltaic (PV) modules tilted at a 7-degree angle, totaling 504 PV modules. The solar system would have the direct current (DC) system size of 211.68 kilowatts (kW). Approximately 501 feet of conduit would be installed by directional boring from the solar arrays to two point of interconnections/electrical equipment boxes to the west as shown in Figure 2. 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 structures. 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 a middle 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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