FORCED RESONANCE IMAGING FOR BURIED PIPELINE DETECTION

Summary

SCH Number
2020060245
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
FORCED RESONANCE IMAGING FOR BURIED PIPELINE DETECTION
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/11/2020
Project Applicant
Bakhtar Research and Engineering, LLC

Document Description
The project will develop and field demonstrate a natural gas pipeline detector using forced resonance imaging technology. The detector can accurately locate underground pipelines, estimate pipe depth and diameter, and confirm pipe material type. This project will also develop software to process detection data and report results in near real time.

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

Phone : (916) 327-2224

Location

Cities
TBD

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit 14, § 15301 ; Cal. Code Regs., tit 14, § 15306
Reasons for Exemption
Categorical exemption section 15301 exempts projects consisting of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features involving negligible or no expansion of existing or former use. This project is exempt under 15301: Existing Facilities, because it will demonstrate a natural gas pipeline detecting tool at existing pipeline facilities. Project activities involve operation of existing pipeline facilities with no expansion of existing or former use. This project is also exempt under categorical exemption section 15306: Information Collection, as the project will collect data of natural gas pipelines in real-time. This project will not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020060245_06 CEQA-PIR-19-017   PDF 257 K

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