ChargeReady Community


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
ChargeReady Community
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The objective of this project is to deploy 108 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at multi-family housing complexes throughout Sacramento. The EV chargers will help to increase EV adoption among tenants living in the properties where chargers will be installed and accelerate deployment of EVs in California. This project will also help meet the goals of Executive Order B-48-18 which calls for 5 million zero-emission vehicles on California roadways by 2030 and sets a goal of having 250,000 electric vehicle chargers by 2025 in California.

Contact Information

Rose Strauss
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Job Title
Energy Analyst
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
4637 Underwood Way Sacramento, CA 95823 7351 Stockton Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95823 2201 Northview Dr. Sacramento, CA 95833 6010 34th St. North Highlands, CA 95660 5324 Hemlock St. Sacramento, CA 95841 2394 Glen Ellen Cir. Sacramento, CA 95822

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
14 CCR 15301, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Under CEQA Guidelines § 15062, a lead agency must identify the rationale for making the determination that a project is exempt under CEQA. SMUD has determined that the Reliable, Equitable, and Accessible Charging for multi-family Housing (REACH) Project is exempt under CEQA Guidelines §15301, Class 1 Existing Facilities (b) Existing facilities of both investor and publicly owned utilities used to provide electric power, natural gas, sewerage, or other public utility services. The Class 1 exemption applies to 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 use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination" and § 15304 (f), Minor Alterations to Land, “Class 4 consists of minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry or agricultural purposes. Examples include but are not limited to: Minor trenching and backfilling where the surface is restored.” The Reliable, Equitable, and Accessible Charging for multi-family Housing (REACH) Project involves minor alterations to land and the trenching or underground directional boring for installation of conduit and therefore is considered exempt in accordance with CEQA Guidelines §15304 (f) and §15301(b).
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