Solar Energy Project - Fedde International Studies Academy

Summary

SCH Number
2021040113
Public Agency
ABC Unified School District
Document Title
Solar Energy Project - Fedde International Studies Academy
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
4/5/2021

Document Description
ABC Unified School District proposes to install solar energy arrays on three carport structures (Structures A through C) at Fedde Academy. Structures A, B, and C would be located on an existing parking lot on the northeastern side of the campus. 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 235 photo-voltaic (PV) modules with direct current (DC) system size of 98.700 kilowatts (kW), 130 PV modules with 54.600 kW, and 165 PV modules with 69.300 kW, respectively, all tilted at a 7-degree angle. Therefore, there would be a combined total of 530 PV modules and the total DC system size of 222.600 kW. Approximately 291 feet of conduit would be installed by directional borings from the solar array through the parking lot to an existing electrical equipment box. A second point of interconnection is provided on the southwestern corner of the campus. However, conduits have not been installed to this point of interconnection. 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
ABC Unified School District
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant
16700 Norwalk Blvd
Cerritos, CA 90703

Phone : (562) 926-5566
ryan.carter@abcusd.us

Location

Cities
Hawaiian Gardens
Counties
Los Angeles
Regions
Southern California
Zip
90716

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
21080.35
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 Fedde Academy, 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

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
13_FeddeAcademy_NOE   PDF 784 K

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