Cost-Effective Technologies and Strategies to Improve Energy Efficiency and Reduce Emissions of Direct Heating Equipment in California with Health Benefits (AM


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Cost-Effective Technologies and Strategies to Improve Energy Efficiency and Reduce Emissions of Direct Heating Equipment in California with Health Benefits (AM
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
NOE for DOE- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Energy Commission PIR-18-006). The purpose of this Agreement is to fund the development of cost-effective strategies to reduce natural gas use, environmental impacts, and safety and health risks of direct heating equipment (DHE) in California These strategies will be based on market assessment of this equipment in the state, laboratory and field evaluations, as well as policy and program modeling and analysis This project is to test DHE in the laboratory, and in the field at twelve household test sites by replacing existing equipment. This project will result in no new construction and consists only of basic data collection, research and experimental management activities which will result in no disturbance to an environmental resource.

Contact Information

Jackson Thach
Agency Name
Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Berkeley, El Cerrito, Hayward, Murrieta, Novato, Oakland, Petaluma, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Leandro, Stockton
Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, Sonoma
Cross Streets
Multiple locations - see Other Information field below.
Other Information
1 Cyclotron Rd Bldg 90 Berkeley 94720 Alameda 1 Cyclotron Rd Bldg 70 Berkeley 94720 Alameda 7927 Terrace Dr El Cerrito 94530 Contra Costa 26329 Hickory Ave Hayward 94544 Alameda 24740 Jefferson Ave Apt 408 Murrieta 92562 Riverside 1955 Center Rd Novato 94947 Marin 1426 Chestnut St Oakland 94607 Alameda 2211 E 27Th St Oakland 94606 Alameda 18 Rio Vista Way Petaluma 94952 Sonoma 1729 G St Apt 2 Sacramento 95811 Sacramento 834 Florida St San Francisco 94110 San Francisco 131 Concord St San Francisco 94112 San Francisco 63 Woodward St Unit A San Francisco 94103 San Francisco 1426 Via Coralla San Lorenzo 94580 Alameda 4322 Clairemont Dr San Diego 92117 San Diego 520 E 5Th St Stockton 95206 San Joaquin 24740 Jefferson Ave Apt 406 Murrieta 92562 Riverside 2100 27Th St Apt 3 Sacramento 95818 Sacramento

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, §15301; Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, §15306
Reasons for Exemption
Cal. Code Regs., Title 14 Section 15301 provides a CEQA exemption for existing facilities. The project involves minor alteration of existing facilities and mechanical equipment. New higher efficiency DHE will be installed in the lab and existing homes, replacing older DHE. The project will not involve expansion of the existing use and will not have significant effect on the environment. Cal. Code Regs., Title 14 Section 15306 provides a CEQA exemption for information collection. The project will involve basic data collection and research. DHE will be tested in the lab and in existing homes to complete a policy & program modeling and analysis. The research includes basic data collection with no serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource under class 6, since the work includes testing in a lab facility. The project is strictly for information gathering purposes. The Energy Commission made CEQA findings pertaining to this project, including finding that it was categorically exempt under Title 14 CCR 15301 and 15306 when grant agreement PIR-18-006 for this project was originally approved by the Commission on June 12, 2019. The currently proposed changes through this amendment involve changing the location of the test sites. These changes will not result in any environmental impacts beyond those already considered by the Commission and do not change the applicability of the categorical exemption under 14 CCR 15301 and 15306. Therefore, both CEQA categorical exemption can independently exempt all activities for this project. This amended Notice of Exemption provides documentation of the test site changes and the CEC’s analysis regarding CEQA.


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