Academic Wing Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)
Document Title
Academic Wing Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
CDCR will design and install a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system that meets minimum indoor air quality standards, in the Academic Wing at DVI. The proposed system will be regulated with a Variable Air Volume system controlled by Direct Digital Controls through microprocessor interface. The Academic Bridging Education Program, Distance Learning, and the High School, GED, and College Programs are administered in the institution's Academic Wing, which consists of one large testing room (Room 202) and 3 classroom/office combinations used to instruct small groups of inmates in various education programs and conduct Risk and Needs Assessments for Pre-Release and/or institutional transfer programs. Currently, academic programs are administered in spaces without air conditioning or adequate air exchange. When classroom temperatures reach 92 degrees, education programs are cancelled. Between June and September 2007, classes were cancelled 37 times, causing teachers and inmates to lose hundreds of hours of educational programming. The existing 56-year old heating system, consisting of individual radiant heaters installed in each space, poses a security risk in a classroom setting because inmates can make weapon stock from the heater covers. The project includes design and installation of an outdoor, ground mounted, electrically controlled heating and cooling unit that utilizes hermetic compressors for cooling duty. The supply and return air ducting would rise on top of each corridor level, establishing the plenums for each room's service. Hot water for the heat source is available, and a recent power upgrade assures electrical service.

Contact Information
Roxanne Henriquez
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
9838 Old Placerville Road, Suite B
Sacramento, CA 95827

Phone : (916) 255-3010


San Joaquin
Other Location Info
Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI), 23500 Kasson Road, Tracy, CA 95378, San Joaquin County

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301;15302, Class 2 (c)
Reasons for Exemption
This project involves the replacement of the existing heating system and the installation of a new AC unit and involves negligible or no permanent effect on the environment. The project will be constructed completely within existing facilities. 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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