Advanced Energy Efficiency Upgrades at the OWB Packers Facility


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Advanced Energy Efficiency Upgrades at the OWB Packers Facility
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
OWB Packers LLC

Document Description
This project will install energy efficient equipment at a meat processing facility. Specifically, equipment related to compressed air, refrigeration, and hot water systems will be installed which reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Contact Information
Kevin Uy
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-1533


Cross Streets
57 E. Shank Rd

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
This project will install energy efficient equipment at the OWB Packer meat processing facility in Brawley, CA. This project will involve minor alteration of existing mechanical equipment at an existing food processing facility and will result in negligible or no expansion of the existing use. The energy efficient equipment consists of compressors, dryers, pumps, tanks, insulation, boiler components, refrigeration components, controls hardware, and associated mechanical and electrical components. 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 demonstrations will not have a significant impact on local air quality, noise, or traffic, and is expected to reduce local criteria pollutant emissions. For these reasons, the project will not have a significant effect on the environment and falls under the categorical exemption listed in 14 C.C.R. §15301 and 14 C.C.R. §15302(c).


Notice of Exemption
2020040144_06 CEQA-FPI-19-008 KU 02   PDF 228 K

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