J&J Snack Foods Ammonia Refrigeration Optimization and Natural Gas Savings

Summary

SCH Number
2020060638
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
J&J Snack Foods Ammonia Refrigeration Optimization and Natural Gas Savings
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/29/2020
Project Applicant
J&J Snack Foods Corporation of California

Document Description
The purpose of this project is to fund the upgrade from the existing built-up ammonia refrigeration system to spiral freezers, installation of heat recovery components, and installation of an industrial size fryer at the Recipient's frozen food processing facility. The project will occur within the existing frozen food processing facility. These improvements will result in both direct and indirect greenhouse gas emission reductions through the reduction in energy consumption by the refrigeration system, and natural gas required for hot water and frying food. The project is consistent with the California Energy Commission's mission of leading the state to a 100 percent clean energy future.

Contact Information
Kaycee Chang
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-1509

Location

Cities
Vernon
Counties
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
5353 S Downey Rd

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15302
Reasons for Exemption
14 C.C.R. 15301. This project will involve minor alteration of existing facilities and mechanical equipment at an existing food processing facility and will result in no expansion of the existing use. The upgrades are for heat recovery and spiral freezers, which include adiabatic oil cooling fluid coolers, control system hardware, a spiral freezer fan panel, a dehumidification unit, an evaporative condenser, and associated 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 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 C.C.R. § 15301. 14 C.C.R. 15302. This project involves the replacement of existing mechanical equipment at an existing food processing facility in Vernon, CA. This project will replace existing inefficient equipment at an existing food processing facility to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The equipment to be replaced includes an industrial fryer at the Recipient's food processing facility. The new equipment will be located on the same site as the equipment replaced and have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the equipment replaced. For these reasons, the project falls under categorical exemption listed in 14 C.C.R. § 15302.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020060638_J&J Snack Foods Ammonia Refrigeration   PDF 192 K

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