Pacific Coast Producers Refrigeration Optimization & Process Equipment Insulation


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Pacific Coast Producers Refrigeration Optimization & Process Equipment Insulation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of this Agreement is to install and operate an efficient refrigeration system and to incorporate ceramic insulation on all existing process rotary cookers at the Recipient's food processing facilities. The optimized refrigeration system will replace three existing Freon refrigeration systems with a new ammonia refrigeration system to reduce electricity consumption, refrigeration leakage, greenhouse gas emissions, and operation costs at the Recipient's food processing facility on Oroville. Also, this project will apply ceramic insulation on all existing process rotary cookers to reduce heat loss and natural gas consumption at the Recipient's food processing facilities in Woodland, Oroville, and Lodi.

Contact Information

Cyrus Ghandi
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Pacific Coast Producers
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Lodi, Oroville, Woodland
Butte, San Joaquin, Yolo
Other Location Info
1376 Lemen Ave Woodland 95776 Yolo 1601 Mitchell Ave Oroville 95965 Butte 33 E Tokay St Lodi 95240 San Joaquin

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit 14, § 15301 ; Cal. Code Regs., tit 14, § 15302
Reasons for Exemption
14 CCR 15301. This project will involve minor alteration of existing facilities and mechanical equipment at three existing food processing facilities and will result in no expansion of the existing use. The advanced refrigeration system at the Oroville facility consists of compressors, condensers, evaporators, chillers, storage tanks, heat exchangers, piping and fittings, insulation, and associated control systems. Site preparation may include a new concrete pad. 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. Also, this project will install ceramic Authority cited: Sections 21083 and 21110, Public Resources Code. Reference: Sections 21108, 21152, and 21152.1, Public Resources Code. Pacific Coast Producers CEQA Notice of Exemption Page 2 of 2 GFO-19-901P2-28 insulation on existing uninsulated cookers and one hot well to reduce heat loss to the atmosphere across all the three food processing facilities in Oroville, Lodi, and Woodland. The demonstration will not have a significant impact on local air quality, noise, or traffic. For these reasons, the project will not have a significant effect on the environment and falls under the categorical exemption listed in 14 CCR 15301. See NOE for full details.


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