Multi-Tiered Greenhouse Gas Emissions Measurements of California's Natural Gas-Powered Industrial and Fueling Infrastructure

Summary

SCH Number
2017038496
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Multi-Tiered Greenhouse Gas Emissions Measurements of California's Natural Gas-Powered Industrial and Fueling Infrastructure
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
3/27/2017
Project Applicant
Electric Power Research Institute, Inc

Document Description
This project will use a multi-tiered measurement approach to screen for, and then quantify, CH4 leaks from a variety of natural gas infrastructure sites representative of those across the state of California. The project will investigate three general types of potential facilities; natural gas fired; natural gas fired industrial facilities, and the compressed natural gas fueling infrastructure. New GHG measurements focused on previously under sampled sources will lead to improved emissions estimates for a number of source categories, and will identify leaks that heretofore have been unknown. This will provide increased opportunity for mitigation actions to support SB 32, SB 1371, and other GHG mitigation and safety regulations.

Contact Information
Timothy Smith
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-1551

Location


Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15301,15306
Reasons for Exemption
Section 15301 exempts from CEQA the operation, repair, maintenance, or minor alteration of existing structures, facilities or mechanical equipment not expanding existing uses. Section 15306 exempts data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resources.

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