Solar Energy Project - Stowers Elementary School

Summary

SCH Number
2021040130
Public Agency
ABC Unified School District
Document Title
Solar Energy Project - Stowers Elementary School
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
4/6/2021

Document Description
The District proposes to install solar energy arrays on an elevated carport-like structure (Structure A) at Stowers ES. Structure A would be installed as an elevated shade structure at the southern portion of the campus at the playfield adjacent to the playground structures and would consist of 384 photo-voltaic (PV) modules tilted at a 7-degree angle. Structure A would be a minimum of 10-foot high and comprised of metal columns and beams supporting array panels. The solar system would have the direct current (DC) system size of 161.280 kilowatts (kW). Approximately 630 feet of conduit would be installed through directional borings from the solar array through paved lots around the western campus buildings to an existing electrical equipment box between the northernmost and westernmost school buildings adjacent to the parking lot. 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
Cerritos
Counties
Los Angeles
Regions
Southern California
Zip
90703

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 an elevated structure. 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
StowersES_NOE   PDF 741 K

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