Christopher B. Mynk
S: 21080(b)(1), 15268
Oil and Gas Conformity Reviews are ministerial under Kern County Zoning Ordinance and are exempt under Sections 21080(b)(1) and 15268 of the State CEQA Guidelines.
Carlton Elementary School Solar Shade Project
A Heavy Duty 13 Liter HD Truck engine will be re-engineered to operate on compressed natural gas (CNG) with a lean/dilute - burn mode of combustion that is inherently higher in efficiency than current stoichiometric natural gas engines. The combination of different advanced technologies with achieves extremely low engine-out emissions of NOx, CO, CH4, and particulate matter while improving efficiency 10-16%. Integration and control of commercially available exhaust treatment, such as selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and other specific catalytic systems, will be added to bring tailpipe NOx emissions levels under 0.02 g/bph-hr and to minimize CH4 emissions. This work involved refinement, application, and demonstration of these enabling technologies.
The activity funded by this grant involves research to model, optimize, build and test a natural gas engine used in heavy-duty vehicles. CEQA exemption Class 6 consists of basic data collection and research. The work to build the test the improved engine is covered by Class 6 basic research, and there is no serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource since the work consists of testing in a lab facility.