Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of
(California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)
CRC Boiler Replacement Project
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Pursuant to the Governor's Energy Executive Order S-20-04 calling for a reduction in energy load by 20 percent by the year 2015 for all state facilities, CDCR is undertaking a number of energy savings program. AT CRC Norco, CDRC will replace the boilers in the current central plant with three new high-efficiency Muira 300-horsepower boilers with economizers. The new boilers will be sized and controlled to fully modulate during all loading conditions, thus saving energy by eliminating the need for a standyby boiler kept at operating temperature. The new boilers will be located in a newly constructed enclosure adjacent to the existing boiler enclosure.
The project consists of minor alterations to an existing structure involving negligible or no expansion of use (CEQA Guideline 15301). This is one of a class of projects that the Secretary for Resources has found do not have a significant effect on the environment, and therefore is declared to be categorically exempt from the requirement for preparing an environmental document.