Additional Freezers for Capacity


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)
Document Title
Additional Freezers for Capacity
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
CDCR is planning to install two additional walk-in freezers to maintain adequate cold food storage space necessary to feed the inmate population at MCSP. A 10'x10'x 9' freezer is needed in the Correctional Treatment Center (CTC) and a 30'x10'x9' freezer is needed in the main kitchen to accommodate the inmate population. The existing freezers at MCSP are filled beyond the manufacturer's specifications, creating mechanical overload conditions; thus resulting in an escalation of food storage temperatures to unsafe levels and subsequent food spoilage. Modifications to existing facilities include the preparation of concrete pads to set the freezers on and the installation of the support utility access extending to the freezers.

Contact Information

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



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
This project involves alteration to existing occupied prison facilities that involve no permanent effect on the environment. The project will be constructed completely within existing facilities. Existing on-site utilities will be extended to the new equipment. Installing two additional freezers will reduce the load on the existing freezers and provide additional storage space necessary to store an adequate supply of food needed for the increased inmate population and inmates with special dietary needs. 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 requirement for preparing an environmental document.

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