Low Global Warming Potential Refrigeration System Conversion at the Venice Bakery Food Production Facility


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Low Global Warming Potential Refrigeration System Conversion at the Venice Bakery Food Production Facility
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of this project is to install and operate an advanced, high efficiency transcritical carbon dioxide (CO2) refrigeration system at the Recipient's baked products manufacturing facility. The transcritical CO2 refrigeration system will eliminate the need for conventional, high glo~al warming potential hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants resulting in reduced greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, and, operating costs.

Contact Information

Kevin Uy
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Rich Products Corporation
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Los Angeles
Cross Streets
22417 S Vermont Ave

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15302
Reasons for Exemption
This project will install an advanced refrigeration system at the Venice Bakery baked products manufacturing facility in Torrance, CA. This project will involve minor alteration of existing facilities and mechanical equipment at an existing food processing facility and will result in no expansion of the existing use. The advanced refrigeration system consists of compressors, condensers, evaporators, chillers, storage tanks, heat exchangers, piping and fittings, insulation, and associated control systems. Site preparation niay include a new concrete pad. The materials used to construct the system are chemically inert, not hazardous to human health, and do not have a significant effect on the environment. The systems purchased have safety certifications in compliance with relevant codes and standards. In addition, all required permits for installation and operation of the system will be obtained prior to system installation and demonstration. The demonstration will not have a significant impact on local air quality, noise, or traffic.


Notice of Exemption

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