Bridgeport Road Shop thermal Biomass Project

Summary

SCH Number
2014098217
Lead Agency
Mono County
Document Title
Bridgeport Road Shop thermal Biomass Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/15/2014

Document Description
The goal of this "Mono County Thermal Biomass Project" is to sustainably utilize biomass resulting from activities associated with reducing catastrophic wildfire risk, improving forest habitat and resilience, treating forest pests, and restoring meadow structure and function. Remove and replace the current, outdated, and inefficient boiler system at the County Road Shop and parks/facilities building Bridgeport with a new 2.5 MMBtu/hour or less thermal biomass boiler system. The mechanical room will be retrofitted to accommodate a fuel hopper and water storage tank, and existing piping and pumps will be reconfigured as necessary for full system integration. Staff will be fully trained in system operations and maintenance, and a new wood chip storage building of up to 960 square feet will be constructed on-site to ensure one weed of fuel supply. The thermal unit would consume a maximum of 367 bone dry tons (BDT) of biomass a year.

Contact Information
Wendy Sugimura
Mono County
P.O. Box 347
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Phone : (760) 924-1814

Location

Counties
Mono

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15303
Reasons for Exemption
The biomass boiler is located on the same site as the system being replaced will have the same purpose and capacity, and is a replacement of an existing utility system involving no expansion of capacity. The unity will be compliant with air quality regulations as required by the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District. The new wood chip storage building of up to 960 square feet is an accessory structure to the Road Shop and is not larger than a typical two-car garage. Three potential sites have been identified, and all are on previously distributed sites and with no known environmental impacts.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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