California ZEV Highway Blueprint


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
California ZEV Highway Blueprint
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Under grant agreement ARV-21-037, the California Energy Commission will provide a $200,000 grant to Pilot Travel Centers LLC to prepare a blueprint for deploying zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure for its travel centers in California. As part of this project, Pilot Travel Centers LLC will engage stakeholders, define needs to identify performance specifications, identify real-world operability considerations, develop a phased approach to infrastructure deployment, and identify education and training resources. The purpose of this project is to advance the understanding about how travel centers can be a reliable and resilient resource to the medium- and heavy-duty (MHD) industry for MHD ZEV charging and refueling. The beneficiaries are Pilot Travel Centers and their customers that use zero-emission vehicles.

Contact Information

Alexander Wan
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Job Title
Associate Energy Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
To Be Determined - where there is a Pilot travel center in California
Other Location Info
To Be Determined - where there is a Pilot travel center in California

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
This project consists of basic data collection, research and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource are categorically exempt from the provisions of CEQA. This project consists of developing a planning document for possible, future deployment of zero emission vehicle infrastructure equipment. The project will not cause direct physical changes to the environment, and there will be no physical construction. This project involves data collection, technology assessment, public outreach, administrative coordination efforts, planning, and similar activities. Therefore, the proposed project will have no significant effect on the environment and is categorically exempt under section 15306.


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