Solar Energy Project - District Office


SCH Number
Public Agency
ABC Unified School District
Document Title
Solar Energy Project - District Office
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The District proposes to install solar energy arrays on five elevated carport structures (Structures A through E) at District Office. Structures A, B and C would be installed in the northwestern parking lot and Structures D and E would be located at the northeastern parking lots. The carports would be a minimum of 13-foot high and consist of metal columns and beams supporting array panels. Structures A, B, and C would each have 252 photo-voltaic (PV) modules with direct current (DC) system size of 105.840 kilowatts (kW), Structure D would have 342 PV modules with DC system size of 143.640 kW, and Structure E would have 180 PV modules with DC system size of 75.600 kW, all tilted at a 7-degree angle. There would be a combined total of 1,278 PV modules and the total DC system size of 536.760 kW. Approximately 705 feet of conduits would be installed through directional borings from the solar arrays through paved lots and grass area to an existing electrical equipment box. 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
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is exempt from further environmental review under the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) (Public Resources Code §§ 21000 et seq.) because it is consistent with CEQA Section 21080.35, which provides that solar energy systems installed on the roof of an existing building or on an existing parking lot are statutorily exempt from CEQA. The proposed project involves the construction of a solar array mounted carport structures on the existing parking lot of the District Office, and the proposed project would not meet any of the exceptions specified in CEQA Guidelines Section 21080.35(d) through (f). 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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