Hell's Kitchen Geothermal Lithium Extraction Pilot

Summary

SCH Number
2020080039
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Hell's Kitchen Geothermal Lithium Extraction Pilot
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/5/2020
Project Applicant
Hell's Kitchen Geothermal LLC

Document Description
Phase I of Hell’s Kitchen Geothermal Lithium Extraction Pilot project will design a pilot-scale process for pre-treatment of geothermal brine preparing the brine for lithium extraction. Activities include the pilot plant design and plan to procure materials and services to construct and operate the pilot facility and will not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource and conducted strictly for information gathering purposes. In addition, Hell’s Kitchen Geothermal LLC will prepare paperwork and ensure obtaining approvals from the lead agency to comply with CEQA for Phase II.

Contact Information
Katharina Gerber
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-2201

Location

Cities
Calipatria
Counties
Imperial
Other Location Info
7903 Davis Road

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit 14, § 15306
Reasons for Exemption
California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15306 provides that basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource and conducted strictly for information gathering purposes, or as part of a study leading to an action which a public agency has not yet approved, adopted, or funded are categorically exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act. Activities that will be performed under Phase I of the agreement include the pilot plan design and plan to procure materials and services to construct and operate the facility as well as obtaining approvals from the lead agency to comply with CEQA. For these reasons, the proposed work will not have any significant effect on the environment and falls under section 15306.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020080039_Hell's Kitchen Geothermal_NOE   PDF 327 K

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