Vehicle Solar Charging Station


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Vehicle Solar Charging Station
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project will install a new freestanding electric vehicle (EV) ARC 2020 charging station at the Ocotillo Wells District headquarters. The station will be installed east of existing parking structures by sea containers, on an existing gravel pad. The EV charging station will improve and increase the ability to charge the district's electric or hybrid fleet. Charging is limited to state vehicles and located in a restricted area closed to the public. The EV solar panel dimensions are approximately 8ft wide by 9ft tall, with the charging footprint for the EV charging station 30ft wide by 22ft long. The EV charging station will be mounted on the surface; no ground disturbance is required for installation. The existing gravel pad will be leveled for use as a parking pad; no further earth work is necessary. Measures to be implemented to avoid impact may be obtained by submitting a request to the Environmental Coordinator listed below.

Contact Information

Sara Lockett
Agency Name
California State Parks, Ocotillo Wells District
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
Southern California
Cross Streets
Ranger Station Road and Highway 78
State Highways
Highway 78
Other Location Info
Ocotillo Wells SVRA, 5172 Highway 78, Borrego Springs, CA 92004

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 11, Section 15311
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed action complies with CEQA because it is: (1) categorically exempt under Class 11, Section 15311 of the CEQA Guidelines, Accessory Structures, as it involves placement of a minor structure accessory to district facilities; and (2) there are no unusual circumstances or other applicable exceptions to the exemptions.


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