Bright Canyon Energy (BCE) Seal Beach, LLC Emergency Standby Internal Combustion Engine Project (A/Ns 646751, 646752, and 646753)


SCH Number
Public Agency
South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Title
Bright Canyon Energy (BCE) Seal Beach, LLC Emergency Standby Internal Combustion Engine Project (A/Ns 646751, 646752, and 646753)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
BCE Seal Beach, LLC submitted applications (A/Ns 646751, 646752, and 646753) seeking Permits to Construct/Operate for three emergency internal combustion engines (ICEs), respectively from the South Coast AQMD. Each emergency ICE will be limited to operate up to a maximum 200 hours per year total for conducting maintenance and testing, and to provide electricity to the facility in the event of a loss of grid power or up to 30 minutes prior to a rotating outage.

Contact Information

Kevin Ni
Agency Name
South Coast AQMD
Job Title
Program Supervisor
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Information
800 Seal Beach Boulevard, Seal Beach, CA 90740

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The South Coast AQMD has reviewed the proposed project, including the applications and supplemental materials provided by the project proponent, pursuant to: 1) CEQA Guidelines Section 15002(k) – General Concepts, the three-step process for deciding which document to prepare for a project subject to CEQA; and 2) CEQA Guidelines Section 15061 – Review for Exemption, procedures for determining if a project is exempt from CEQA. The review determined that no significant environmental impacts are expected to occur during construction or operation of the three emergency ICEs. Thus, it can be seen with certainty that implementing the proposed project would not cause a significant adverse effect on the environment. Therefore, the proposed project is exempt from CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3) – Common Sense Exemption.
County Clerk


Notice of Exemption

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