Kaizen Iwatani


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Kaizen Iwatani
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project will execute multiple operations and maintenance projects, including the installation of new hardware components, development of new software tools, development of a customer facing mobile app, and expansion of spare parts inventory.

Contact Information

Miki Crowell
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Job Title
Air Pollution Specialist
Contact Types
Responsible Agency


Anaheim, Corona, Hawaiian Gardens, San Juan Capistrano, Seal Beach, West Sacramento
Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Yolo
Other Location Info
• 26572 Junipero Serra Rd, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 • 616 Paseo Grande, Corona, CA 92882 • 11807 East Carson Street, Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716 • 1100 North Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92801 2120 East McFadden Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92705 • 13980 Seal Beach Boulevard, Seal Beach, CA 90740 • 1515 South River Road, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 14, sec. 15301 (“Existing Facilities”)
Reasons for Exemption
Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, sect. 15301 provides that projects which consist of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, and which involve negligible or no expansion of existing or former use at the time of the lead agency’s determination, are categorically exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The proposed project will be carried out at seven existing hydrogen refueling stations located at various locations in California, namely Hawaiian Gardens, Seal Beach, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Corona, West Sacramento, and San Juan Capistrano. The project will provide operations and maintenance improvements such as the installation of new hardware components, development of new software tools, development of a customer facing mobile app, and expansion of spare parts inventory. The most major alteration to the existing structure included in this project will be removing and replacing an existing hydrogen refueling dispenser at the station in San Juan Capistrano. This work will involve cutting, removing, and replacing existing asphalt pavement, upgrading underground mechanical lines, and upgrading mechanical lines between the compressor and the dispenser. The proposed project makes improvements to existing hydrogen refueling stations and will not expand the use beyond that already existing. Therefore, the project falls within section 15301 and will not have a significant effect on the environment. The project will not impact an environmental resource of hazardous or critical concern where designated, precisely mapped, and officially adopted pursuant to law by federal, state, or local agencies; does not involve any cumulative impacts of successive projects of the same type in the same place that might be considered significant; does not involve unusual circumstances that might have a significant effect on the environment; will not result in damage to scenic resources within a highway officially designated as a state scenic highway; the project site is not included on any list compiled pursuant to Government Code section 65962.5; and the project will not cause a substantial adverse change in the significance of a historical resource. Therefore, none of the exceptions to categorical exemptions listed in CEQA Guidelines section 15300.2 apply to this project, and this project will not have a significant effect on the environment.


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