Geothermal Underground Injection Project, Golden Haven Spa, Calistoga, California

Summary

SCH Number
2019090587
Lead Agency
Conservation, Department of (California Department of Conservation)
Document Title
Geothermal Underground Injection Project, Golden Haven Spa, Calistoga, California
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/24/2019
Project Applicant
Golden Haven Hot Springs Resort
Present Land Use
open lot adjacent to hot springs resort

Document Description
The project proposal is to construct one geothermal re-injection well that will utilize an existing heat exchanger that is part of the spa operations, in the City of Calistoga, Napa County. The well to be drilled (GHS” 3, API No. 055-90195) is on property owned by Golden Haven Hot Springs Resort located at 1713 Lake St., Calistoga CA 94515. The location is in an open area surrounding the resort, with an urban environment with numerous commercial and residential structures in close proximity. DOGGR’s approval is limited to injection operations consisting of “return flow” fluid produced from well GHS-2 (API No. 055-90139) and injected into well GHS-3 (API No. 055-90195).

Contact Information
Meri A. Meraz
Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources
801 K Street MS 18-05
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 319-8217
meri.meraz@conservation.ca.gov

Location

Cities
Napa
Counties
Napa

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
14 CCR Sec 15303
Reasons for Exemption
Class 3 – New Construction/Conversion of Small Structures: The Division has determined that the project is categorically exempt from CEQA under the “Class 3” (14 CCR §15303) exemption per the CEQA Guidelines because the project consists of drilling a geothermal reinjection well and utilizing an existing heat exchanger that is a part of the spa operations. The project consists of small structures, installation of accessory structures, and the conversion of existing small structures where only minor modifications are made.
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
14 CCR Sec. 15330
Reasons for Exemption
Class 30 – Minor Actions to Prevent or Minimize release of Hazardous Substances: The Division has determined that the project is categorically exempt from CEQA under the “Class 30” (14 CCR §15330) exemption per the CEQA Guidelines because the project consists of drilling a geothermal reinjection well to reduce born and antimony discharged to the City’s sewer collection system.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
Golden Haven NOE   PDF 172 K

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