Special Repair/Deferred Maintenance: Boiler Replacement


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)
Document Title
Special Repair/Deferred Maintenance: Boiler Replacement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The DVI boiler plant is comprised of three boilers that currently operate at emission levels that exceed the emission reduction requirements of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) Rule 4320 Advanced Emission Reduction Options for Boilers, Steam Generators and Process Heaters. To allow the boiler plant to maintain annual permitting requirements and provide critical steam and hot water throughout the facility, CDCR will replace the three existing central boilers with one new 50,000 lb/hr 120 psi Babcock & Wilcox BPS <5 ppm Boiler that meets SJVAPCD Rule 4320. The project includes constructing a prefabricated metal building (approximately 1,800 sf.) to house the new boiler and related piping. The new boiler building will be located immediately south of the existing boiler house. The existing boiler house does not have sufficient capacity to house the new boiler, so it and the existing boiler will remain as emergency back-up only. The operation of the boiler is required to provide building comfort, heat, and hot water for inmate showers, food preparation, and many other essential functions. This project will resolve permit deficiencies and allow DVI to provide many years of continual boiler operation. This project is necessary to ensure unimpeded operation of the facility and its public safety mission.

Contact Information

Nancy MacKenzie
Agency Name
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Joaquin

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15301, 15303, Class 1, 3
Reasons for Exemption
Restoration or rehabilitation of deteriorated or damaged structures, facilities, or mechanical equipment to meet current standards of public health and safety, that involve negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination. Secretary for Resources has found do not have a significant effect on the environment.

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