CIRCLE_PROJECT_REPONAME not set in local build

cli

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$CIRCLE_PROJECT_REPONAME is not set in the local build using the CLI. Even when I explicitly set it like below, the env var is still null during the build. Why is this happening?

circleci build --job deploy-dev \
  -e GOOGLE_CREDENTIALS="$GOOGLE_CREDENTIALS" \  
  -e CIRCLE_PROJECT_REPONAME="$REPO_NAME"