Electromagnetic and Optical Sensor Technologies for Natural Gas Storage Safety Monitoring


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Electromagnetic and Optical Sensor Technologies for Natural Gas Storage Safety Monitoring
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Document Description
This project will develop and demonstrate electromagnetic and fiber optic sensors for real time monitoring of natural gas storage borehole operation and integrity. The research will improve natural gas supply reliability and risk management, and minimize methane leaks due to integrity issues.

Contact Information
Yahui Yang
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-2224


San Joaquin
Other Location Info
McDonald Island

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
This project is exempt under Cal. Code Regs., tit 14, § 15301 because it will only slightly alter an existing borehole at an existing storage facility by installing sensor systems to the borehole. This project will not expand the use of the facility. This project is also exempt under Cal. Code Regs., tit 14, § 15306 as the project will be to collect data within the natural gas storage well in real-time. This project will not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource.


Notice of Exemption
2020040142_00 NOE PIR-19-002 LBNL YY   PDF 319 K

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