Hopland REC Biogass Gasification Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020030402
Lead Agency
University of California
Document Title
Hopland REC Biogass Gasification Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
3/12/2020
Project Applicant
University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Document Description
The Hopland REC Biogass Gasification Project would install and operate a temporary 50 kilowatt biomass gasification system that converts woody biomass waste into power and thermal energy. The facility would operate for two years providing renewable power to the Hopland REC. The biomass gasification system would comprise of two power pallets located within a 20' width x 6' length x 8' height metal cargo container, using Mendocino fire biomass to generate electricity and produce "biochar" (a useful waste byproduct). The container would be placed adjacent to existing buildings within the developed headquarter area of the Hopland REC. The minor improvements include a compact base rock pad (approximately 20'X30') for the container and utility trenching (approx. 200 feet) for a tie-in to the electrical system. The Hopland REC is an ANR facility with no applicable LRDP. Hopland REC is located northeast of Hopland , CA on University Road.

Contact Information
Matt Dulcich
University of California, Davis
1 Shields A venue
Davis, CA 95616

Phone : (530) 752-9597

Location

Counties
Mendocino
Other Location Info
ANR- Hopland Research and Extension Center

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(4); 15269(b)(c)
Reasons for Exemption
This project qualifies as categorically exempt under Exemption Class 39 (Cogeneration Projects) of the Guidelines for the Implementation to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This exemption applies to installation of cogeneration equipment with a capacity of 50 megawatts or less at existing facilities. In addition, none of the exceptions for application of a categorical exemption apply to this project.
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 39 (Cogeneration Projects)
Reasons for Exemption
This project qualifies as categorically exempt under Exemption Class 39 (Cogeneration Projects) of the Guidelines for the Implementation to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This exemption applies to installation of cogeneration equipment with a capacity of 50 megawatts or less at existing facilities. In addition, none of the exceptions for application of a categorical exemption apply to this project.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020030402_HREC Biogass NOE Signed   PDF 743 K

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