Reasons for Exemption
The reason for the CEQA categorical exemptions is as follows:
For Cal. Code Regs. (CCR), Title 14, Section 15301: This project will involve the design, build, and validation of a Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) pilot line for the manufacture of innovative membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) that use carbon dioxide emissions as feedstock to produce valuable carbon compounds with the input of Authority cited: Sections 21083 and 21110, Public Resources Code. Reference: Sections 21108, 21152, and 21152.1, Public Resources Code.
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renewable electricity. The project will be carried out in an existing facility in Berkeley, California. The improvements to the building will involve adding seismic support to the manufacturing equipment, installing exhaust, and replacing existing HVAC units. The improvements described above will occur within an existing building that is used for light industrial use (currently lab space). Additionally, the project will not result in the addition of floorspace to the existing facility. Therefore, since only minor changes are planned to occur within the existing facility, the project is categorically exempt from the provisions of CEQA pursuant under the Class 1 Categorical Exemption of the State CEQA Guidelines for Existing Facilities (14 CCR, Section 15301).