Alturas School and Swimming Pool Geothermal Heating Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Alturas School and Swimming Pool Geothermal Heating Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Approval of agreement GEO-14-002 with the Modoc Joint Unified School District for a $3,155,759 grant to provide geothermal heating for two additional schools and the public pool in the City of Alturas through expansion of the geothermal heating system currently operating at the Modoc High School. The project includes drilling a geothermal injection well, retrofitting school and pool heating systems, and constructing a geothermal fluid delivery system that connects the facilities with the geothermal production and injection wells. The project activities will be undertaken on existing school sites and on property within city easements. The City of Alturas is the CEQA Lead Agency for the project. On Oct. 2, 2014 the City field a CEQA NOE for the project, which was used by the Energy Commission in making its Responsible Agency CEQA determination.

Contact Information

Cheryl Closson
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Class 3, 11, 14 New Construction or Conversion. Accessory Structures. Minor Additions to Existing Schools.

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