North County Transit District's Next Generation Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
North County Transit District
Document Title
North County Transit District's Next Generation Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This hydrogen refueling infrastructure will support roll out of up to fifty (50) fuel cell electric buses providing clean and reliable public transportation in California. The nature of the project is installation of hydrogen refueling equipment at an existing compressed natural gas (CNG) station. Hydrogen refueling equipment will consist of hydrogen storage tanks, and compression and dispensing equipment. Beneficiaries will include residents in North San Diego county, and this will extend to several communities beyond the immediate project site. In addition to the location of the project site itself, NCTD’s fixed-route bus service travels through several low-income communities located within the cities of Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, and Escondido.

Contact Information

Esther Odufuwa
Agency Name
Energy Commission
Contact Types
Responsible Agency


San Diego
Southern California
Cross Streets
303 Via Del Norte, Oceanside
Total Acres
Other Location Info
The City of Oceanside Fire Department Training Center shares a perimeter directly south of the project site. No residences are located within one quarter mile.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Reg.s, tit. 14, Sections 15301,15303, 15304 & 15306
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project adds equipment to existing CNG stations that covers an area which is approximately 7,875 square feet, with trenching of no more than 25 feet. The projects which consist of basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities which will not result in serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource.
County Clerk


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