Porterville Developmental Center, Equipment Upgrades

Summary

SCH Number
2010128226
Lead Agency
Developmental Services, Department of (Department of Developmental Services)
Document Title
Porterville Developmental Center, Equipment Upgrades
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The project proposes two Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) for the Porterville Developmental Center. The first measure (HVAC includes converting existing constant volume multi-zone units by installing variable air volume (VAV) conversion "kits" and vairable-frequency drives (VFDs) to control the supply fan. In ventilation systems, VAV and VFDs on fans save energy by allowing the volume of air moved to match the system demand. THe second measure includes upgrading one of the facilities exisitng boiler by installing a Selective Catalytic Reduction system to reduce pollution emitted from the boiler. The construction contractor will follow any hazardous material waste handling and disposal with respect to appropriate local, state, and federal rules/regulations.

Contact Information
Valerie Namba
Department of Developmental Services
1600 9th Street, Room 340
Sacramento, CA 95814

916 376-1607

Location

Cities
Porterville
Counties
Tulare

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15302 - Class 1a, 2c
Reasons for Exemption
The replacement activity is consistent with original proposed usage and meets the requirements set forth in Section 15301(a) for interior alterations involving such things as electrical conveyances and set forth in Section 15302(c) for existing utility systems and facilties. The project will have negligible effect on resources in the area.
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