80kW Solar PV Carport


SCH Number
Public Agency
Vallecitos School District
Document Title
80kW Solar PV Carport
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Vallecitos school district is seeking to construct an 80 kW Solar PV carport structure at their Fallbrook site.

Contact Information

Meliton Sanchez
Agency Name
Vallecitos School District
Job Title
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


San Diego
Southern California
Cross Streets
5th St. and Rainbow Valley Blvd.
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 395

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
21080.35, Section 15301 Class 1, Section 15303 Class 3, Section 15311 Class 11
Reasons for Exemption
In addition to the statutory exemption cited above, the project is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under CEQA Guidelines Section 15301: Class 1 Existing Facilities because the Project would involve no expansion of use. The solar arrays will be located in an area where no environmentally sensitive habitat exists, i.e. an existing parking lot. The project is categorically exempt under CEQA Guidelines 15303 - Class 3 New construction or conversion of small structures. This project involves the construction of accessory structures in the form of a solar carport on an an existing parking lot. The Project is categorically exempt under CEQA Guidelines Section 15311 – Class 11 Accessory Structures. Class 11 consists of construction, or placement of minor structures accessory to (appurtenant to) existing commercial, industrial, or institutional facilities, which is applicable to this project because this project includes placement of solar carports. CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2 includes a number of exceptions to categorical exemptions, which include the following: location; cumulative impact; significant effect; scenic highways; hazardous waste sites; and historical resources. These exceptions have been determined not to apply to the Project.
County Clerk
San Diego


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