MA-2024-0001 Minor Amendment for a Battery Energy Storage System


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of El Cajon
Document Title
MA-2024-0001 Minor Amendment for a Battery Energy Storage System
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Project authorizes refinements to an approved battery energy storage system (BESS) to comply with updates to California Fire Code. The project consists of an outdoor BESS, the addition of concrete fire walls and noise-mitigating walls, revised circulation and site access, and refinements to landscaping.

Contact Information

Sable Beltran
Agency Name
City of El Cajon
Job Title
Assistant Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


El Cajon
San Diego
Southern California
Cross Streets
W Main Street and W Madison Avenue
Parcel #
MTS Orange Line, MTS Green Line
Gillespie Field
Johnson Elementary, Cajon Valley Middle, El Cajon Valley High
Other Location Info
203 N Johnson Avenue, El Cajon, CA, 92020

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15303
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project for refinements to a battery energy storage system is exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") according to section 15303 of the CEQA Guidelines. Section 15303 provides an exemption for construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures, or installation of small new equipment and facilities in small structures. The project proposes to refine an outdoor battery storage area at an existing industrial development within an urban area by adding concrete fire and noise-mitigating walls, modifying circulation and site access, and refining the landscaping. Therefore, section 15303 is an appropriate exemption for the proposed project. None of the exemptions listed under CEQA Guidelines section 15300.2 exist.
County Clerk
San Diego


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