Solar Energy Project - Maintenance, Operations & Transportation Office

Summary

SCH Number
2021040123
Public Agency
ABC Unified School District
Document Title
Solar Energy Project - Maintenance, Operations & Transportation Office
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
4/6/2021

Document Description
The District proposes to install solar energy arrays on two elevated carport structures (Structures A and B) at MOT Office. Structure A and B would be installed in the central and northeastern parking lots, respectively. The carports would be a minimum of 13-foot high and consist of metal columns and beams supporting array panels. Structures A would have 210 photo-voltaic (PV) modules with direct current (DC) system size of 88.200 kilowatts (kW) and Structure B would have 102 PV modules with 42.840 kW DC system size, both structures tilted at a 7-degree angle. Therefore, there would be a total of 312 PV modules with system size of 131.040 kW. Approximately 283 feet of conduits would be installed by directional borings from the solar arrays through paved lots to existing electrical equipment box located in the office building to the northwest of Structure A. 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
Artesia
Counties
Los Angeles
Regions
Southern California
Zip
90701

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 the Maintenance, Operations, and Transportation 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

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
Maintenance, Operations and Transportation Facility_NOE   PDF 753 K

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