TAking Charge: Travel Centers of America Ultra-Fast En-Route Charging


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
TAking Charge: Travel Centers of America Ultra-Fast En-Route Charging
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Design, develop, and deploy a medium and heavy-duty charging system that integrates distributed energy resources. The system will include medium and heavy-duty direct current fast charges, battery energy storage, solar PV, and a hydrogen fuel cell.

Contact Information

Rhetta deMesa
Agency Name
Energy Commission
Job Title
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Bernardino
Southern California
Cross Streets
4265 E Guasti Rd

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, §§ 15301 and 15303
Reasons for Exemption
Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15301 provides an exemption for projects consisting of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of existing or former use. Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15303 provides an exemption for projects consisting of the construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures; installation of small new equipment and facilities in small structures; and the conversion of existing small structures from one use to another where only minor modifications are made in the exterior of the structure. This project will install medium- and heavy-duty charging infrastructure, supporting electricity generation, and energy management equipment, which will include construction and trenching. All activities will occur at an existing refueling site and are not anticipated to result in an expanded use of the facility.


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