Solar Energy Project - Furgeson Elementary School

Summary

SCH Number
2021040114
Public Agency
ABC Unified School District
Document Title
Solar Energy Project - Furgeson Elementary School
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
4/6/2021

Document Description
ABC Unified School District proposes to install two solar energy arrays on elevated carport-like structures (Structures A and B) at Furgeson Elementary School. Structure A would be located over a grass field north of the kindergarten playground toward the center of the campus, and Structure B would be located over asphalt courts to the northeast of Structure A between the playfield and the school building. Structures A and B would be a minimum of 10-foot high and comprised of metal columns and beams supporting array panels. Structure A would consist of 231 photo-voltaic (PV) modules tilted at a 7-degrees angle, and Structure B would consist of 162 PV modules tilted at 7 degrees angle. The solar system would have the combined direct current (DC) system size of 165.060 kilowatts (kW), 97 .020 kW for Structure A and 68.040 kW for Structure B. The structures would connect to an existing electrical equipment box in the surface parking lot in the front of the campus by installing approximately 434 feet of underground conduit through directional boring that would pass through asphalt court and concrete paving. 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
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15303, and 15314
Reasons for Exemption
The project involves the construction of solar energy panels 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 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

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
14_FurgesonES_NOE   PDF 758 K

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