Southwest Research Institute


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Southwest Research Institute
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Southwest Research Institute will develop and demonstrate dedicated exhaust gas recirculation on a heavy-duty natural gas engine. The project involves research and development consisting on modifying a Cummins Westport ISX12G to operate with dedicated exhaust gas recirculation, advanced ignition systems, and an optimized turbocharger to demonstrate an increase in engine efficiency while maintaining near-zero emissions. The testing will be conducted in a 40 CFR Part 1085 compliant heavy-duty engine test cell.

Contact Information

Peter Chen
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
County: Bexar City: San Antonio 78238
Other Information
County: Bexar City: San Antonio 78238 6220 Culebra Road

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15306
Reasons for Exemption
This project is exempt under Cal. Code Regs., tit 14, Section 15306 because it consists of basic data collection in a laboratory environment. Southwest Research Institute is modifying an existing engine obtained through a project with the California Air Resources Board that will be installed in an existing engine test cell for basic data collection. The engine testing will not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource.

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