Mojave River Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Station


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Mojave River Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Station
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed StratosFuel hydrogen refueling station will be fed by a new hydrogen pipeline from an adjacent renewable hydrogen plant to support emerging medium- and heavy-duty on-road vehicle applications. This project will benefit the community of the High Desert, where it is a designated disadvangtaed community in the 65th percentile of air pollution burden as noted by CalEnviroScreen 4.0 and the DAC Census Tract. Stratos heavy-duty hydrogen station will be able to service 34 trucks in the region daily. This number of trucks will reduce more than 6,000 Metric Tons CO2e/year from the high desert region, which is a significant benefit according to the Location screening. A further environmental benefit to the community will be less traffic on the local roads as there is not a need to have hydrogen trucks supply the station from out of the area.

Contact Information

Sean Walsh
Agency Name
StratosFuel, Inc
Job Title
Vice President of Development
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Vic, Victorville
San Bernardino
Southern California
Cross Streets
Northwest corner of Phantom East and Perimeter Road
Parcel #

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
California Codes & Regulations lit 14, Section 15301, 15303
Reasons for Exemption
Section 15301 provides that projects which consist of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing. or minor alteration or existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, and which involve negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination, are categorically exempt from the provisions of the Callfornia Environmental Quality Act. The proposed project will install hydrogen refueling equipment adjacent to an existing industrial hydrogen production facility in Victorville, C81ifomia; and will connect the new refueling equipment to the existing production facility via pipeline. There will be a 12-monlh demonstration period at Victorville to collect operational data on the equipment. The Victorville location is heavily industrial, and the equipment to be installed is located on the same parcel as the existing production facility. The refueling equipment to be installed will have a footprint approximately the size of a shipping container. The pipeline will be less than 200 feel For these reasons, the project falls within section 15301 and will not have a significant effect on the environment Section 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 of existing 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 project will install new equipment including 2 medium-size compressors (each approximately the size of a refrigerator) and 1 dual-sided hydrogen fuel dispenser(the same size), the total footprint of which will be approximately the size of a shipping container. Thus, only minor modifications are made. only small structures will be installed, and no new grading or street paving Is necessary. For these reasons, the project falls within section 15303 and will not have a significant effect on the environment.


Notice of Exemption

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