Reasons for Exemption
PRC 21080.25(b)(6) provides that a project to construct or maintain infrastructure to charge or refuel zero-emission transit buses, provided the project is carried out by a public transit agency that is subject to, and in compliance with, the State Air Resources Board's Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) regulations (Article 4.3 (commencing with Section 2023) of Chapter 1 of Division 3 of Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations) and the project is located on property owned by the transit agency or within an existing public right-of-way, is exempt from the requirements of CEQA.
This project would construct the infrastructure to charge zero-emission transit buses, including installation of battery energy storage; 800kW and 200kW electrical vehicle supply equipment; a 150 kW DC charger; and associated interconnections and electrical service. The project would be carried out by Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN), which is a public transit agency that is subject to, and in compliance with, the State Air Resources Board’s ICT regulations. The project is located at 1213 and 1227 South Claudina Street, and 1354 South Anaheim Boulevard. ATN owns all three of these properties. For these reasons, this project is exempt from CEQA.