Demonstrating an Optimized Steam and Hot Water System at the Sun-Maid Raisins Facility

Summary

SCH Number
2020080002
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Demonstrating an Optimized Steam and Hot Water System at the Sun-Maid Raisins Facility
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/3/2020
Project Applicant
Sun-Maid Growers of California

Document Description
This project will install and demonstrate an optimized steam and hot water system including hydronic water heaters, hot water distribution lines, and generators at the Sun-Maid Raisins processing facility in Kingsburg, CA. The optimized steam and hot water system will replace an existing, oversized boiler resulting in reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

Contact Information
Kevin Uy
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-1533
Kevin.Uy@energy.ca.gov

Location

Cities
Kingsburg
Counties
Fresno
Regions
Southern California
Zip
93631

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15302, 15303
Reasons for Exemption
Class 2 projects consist of replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced. This project will involve replacement of existing mechanical equipment at an existing food processing facility and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity with the replacement equipment. The optimized steam and hot water system consists of hydronic water heaters, hot water distribution lines, steam generators, and associated mechanical and electrical components. 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. § 15302. Authority cited: Sections 21083 and 21110, Public Resources Code. Reference: Sections 21108, 21152, and 21152.1, Public Resources Code. June 10, 2020 Page 2 of 2 FPI-19-029 Sun-Maid Growers of California Additionally, this project involves the construction, location, and installation of new, small facilities, structures, and equipment. In order to perform the demonstration, the system must be installed at the demonstration site. The installation will require minimal construction activity. The equipment will be placed within the existing industrial facility. It is possible additional small concrete pads will be poured or small enclosures will be built for supporting systems such as electrical support equipment. This minimal construction is well within the size limits listed in the examples given in 14 C.C.R. § 15303 (e.g., it is less than a single-family residence, duplex, and the 2,500 square feet - or 10,000 square feet in urban areas - for a store, motel, office, restaurant, or similar structure). This construction will not have a significant impact on local air quality, noise, or traffic and will not induce additional operations at the site. 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. § 15303.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
CEQA- NOE-FPI-19-029 Sun-Maid Uy-signed   PDF 140 K

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