El Centro Generating Station Unit 2 Fire Protection Project (No. 200127)


SCH Number
Public Agency
Imperial Irrigation District
Document Title
El Centro Generating Station Unit 2 Fire Protection Project (No. 200127)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Present Land Use
Document Description
The Unit 2 steam turbine-generator, located on the top floor of the ECGS bldg., does not have protection to eliminate a potential fires. U2 STG is a critical source of energy for the IID resource portfolio. A bldg. fire caused by the ignition of lubricating oil in the U2 STG, could potentially cause extensive damage to the turbine-generator, adjacent equipt. and the ECGS bldg., resulting in substantial replacement costs. Thus, with the goal of maximizing the long-term reliability of the U2 STG, a fire suppression system will be installed to protect the assets, eliminate long outages required to repair fire damage and ensure generation continuity.

Contact Information

Agency Name
Imperial Irrigation District
Contact Types
Project Applicant

Donald Vargas
Agency Name
Lead Agency/Compliance Administrator
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


El Centro
Citywide, Countywide
Other Location Info
485 E. Villa Avenue, El Centro, CA 92243

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sec.15303 (Class 3)
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt because it entails the construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures; installation of small new equipment and facilities in small structures; and the conversion of existing small structures from one use to another where only minor modifications are made in the exterior of the structure.
County Clerk


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