Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of
(California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)
Blast Chillers For Main Kitchen
NOE - Notice of Exemption
CDCR is planning to install two additional blast chillers in the main kitchen at WSP to accommodate the food service demands of the existing inmate population. Currently, WSP has five-blast chiller units continually working beyond the manufacturer's recommended capacity. In addition, WSP must also use conventional cooking methods to fully meet the food production demands of the increased inmate population. Conventional cooking methods are not in accordance with institutional design and approved practices. Installing two additional blast-chillers will reduce the down time associated with repairs to the existing blast-chillers and eliminate the need to routinely produce food with conventional cooking methods. The two new blast-chillers will be installed in existing space on the main floor of the main kitchen and the condensing units will be installed outside the building.
Wasco State Prison (WSP), 701 Scofield Avenue, Wasco, CA 93280, Kern County
Notice of Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 Exisiting Facilities
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. 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.