Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Reg.s, tit. 14, Sections 15301, 15303, 15306
Reasons for Exemption
Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, sect. 15301 provides that projectswhich consist of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, and which involve negligible or no expansion ofuse beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency’s determination, are categorically exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act. The hydrogen refueling project would not significantly expand the use beyond that already existing at potential sites; and the square footage of equipment installation is estimated to be relatively small. Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, sect. 15303 provides that projects which consist of 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 ofexisting small structures from one use to another where only minor modifications are made in the exterior of the structure, are categorically exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act. This meets the requirements of 14 CCR 15303 because the hydrogen refueling equipment may consist of hydrogen storage tanks, compression, and dispensing equipment at an existing site. Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, sect. Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, sect. 15306 provides that projects which consist of basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities which do not result in serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource, are categorically exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act. The proposed project requires collection of operational data from the deployed hydrogen refueling infrastructure for all the fuel cell buses that will fuel at the station.