Grant Award # ARV-10-019 to Western States Oil Co. (Recipient)

Summary

SCH Number
2010118330
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Grant Award # ARV-10-019 to Western States Oil Co. (Recipient)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The project will fund the replacement of petroleum fuel in an existing, above-ground tank with biodiesel fuel and associated infrastructure, including a new meter and pump for fueling, and new pipelines connecting the tank to the meter. This will allow tanker trucks using the existing fueling facility to load both petroleum fuel and biodiesel for local distribution, rather than seek biodiesel at a separate and more distant location. The project benefits the public by reducing greenhouse gas emission associated with truck travel otherwise necessary to acquire and distribute biodiesel, promoting the use of alternative and renewable fuels, and reducing reliance on petroleum fuels.

Contact Information
Kristen Driskell
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 654-3951

Location

Cities
San Jose
Counties
Santa Clara

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15303
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project will take place at an existing fueling station, replacing the fuel in existing tanks, and involving no or negligible expansion of the existing use as a petroleum fueling station. The project will also require the construction of a small meter and pump station onsite for biodiesel fueling, and pipelines to connect the existing tank with the meter. This project will comply with existing environmental permits and will not have a significant impact on the environment.
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