Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of
(California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)
California State Prison (CSP) at Corcoran
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The Department has identified a variety of problems with the existing water treatment facility at the prison, ranging from dangerous operation conditions to permit violations. To correct the current deficiencies the project scope includes constructing a screening structure to house mechanical bar screens and flow metering on both the CSP Corcoran and SATF/SP sewers ahead of influent screw pumps; installing an automatic transfer switch; associated electrical switchgear and paving eight existing sludge-drying beds (130,000 square feet).
This project involves operational and maintenance repairs to an existing sewerage facility to meet current standards of public health and safety. The project scope involves repairs and alterations to an existing facility involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond existing uses. The addition of a new prescreening structure will not result in an increase of more than 10,000 square feet. The environmental analysis completed for the original prison in the SATF/SP at Corcoran EIR supports the conclusion that the area in which the project is located on the prison grounds is not environmentally sensitive. No new staff is required to operate the facility.