Retherm Kitchen Remodel


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)
Document Title
Retherm Kitchen Remodel
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Food that is prepared in a separate kitchen is transported to NKSP Reception Center Retherm Kitchen for warming and serving. CDCR is planning to remodel and install additional equipment in the existing Reception Center Retherm Kitchen at NKSP. A remodel of the existing layout of the kitchen, along with the installation of an additional tray washing machine, will increase operational efficiencies and reduce the excessive number of repairs on the existing overburdened equipment, which must operate an average of 18 hours per day in order to complete food service cleaning tasks for approximately 4,400 inmates in the Reception Center at NKSP. Modifications to existing facilities include relocation of the pot and pan washer; installation of a new stainless steel table and sink with new industrial grade garbage disposal; installation of a new tray wash machine; and refurbishing the existing stainless steel table and sink with industrial grade garbage disposal.

Contact Information

Roxanne Henriquez
Agency Name
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
2737 West Cecil Avenue

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
This project involves alteration to existing occupied prison facilities that involves no permanent effect on the environment. The project will be constructed completely within existing facilities. All utilities, i.e. electrical, water and drain piping are to be connected to respective equipment. These improvements will effectively improve the Retherm Kitchen operational efficiencies. This is one of a class of projects the Secretary of Resources has found does not have a significant effect on the environment, therefore, is declared to be categorically exempt from the equipment for preparing an environmental document.

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