Reasons for Exemption
The project is categorically exempt from the provisions of CEQA pursuant to Class 1, 3, and 4 Categorical Exemptions of the State CEQA Guidelines:
Operation and minor alteration of existing facilities and vehicle operations are categorically exempt from the provisions of CEQA under the Class 1 categorical exemption for the operation, repair, maintenance, and/or minor alteration of existing structures,
facilities, and/or mechanical equipment involving negligible expansion of existing use (14 CCR § 15301).
New Construction and Conversion of Small Structures and Equipment for the EV chargers, electrical infrastructure, and associated equipment and infrastructure is exempt from CEQA under the Class 3 Categorical Exemption (14 CCR §15303).
Lastly, the Class 4 Exemption for minor alteration of land covers the installation of charging equipment and minor construction on previously developed and disturbed lands (14 CCR §15304). No grading is expected and associated minor trenching and
minor boring entails short alignments in already paved area or yard lawn turf.
The installation of the battery chargers and the installation of associated infrastructure and equipment will be located in urbanized areas and the total poured pad sizes will be far less than 10,000 square feet (14 CCR §15303(c)). Furthermore, the project is
expected to have beneficial impacts for air quality, noise reduction, GHG emissions, traffic congestion relief, and other community benefits.