Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of
(California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)
Mechanical and Lightning Retrofits Project
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Pursuant to the Governor's Energy Executive Order S-20-04 calling for reduction in energy load by 20 percent by the year 2015 for all state facilities, CDCR is undertaking a number of energy savings programs. At Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP), CDCR will be installing a comprehensive set of mechanical and lighting retrofits/upgrades designed to reduce energy consumption. Mechanical upgrades include the addition of variable frequency drives to air conditioning units to reduce air flow during heating operation, retrofits of air handler motors with premium efficiency motors and cogged belts, and installation of a building automation system to provide schedule set point control over air conditioning units facility-wide. Lighting upgrades include the installation of interior and exterior lighting fixtures in housing units, dining facilities, and housing yards, primarily using induction lighting technology.
The project consists of minor alterations to an existing structure involving negligible or no expansion of use (CEQA Guidelines 15301). This is one of class of projects that the Secretary for Resources has found do not have significant effect on the environment, and therefore is declared to be categorically exempt from the requirement for preparing an environmental document.