Manufacturing of Large Format Osmotic Membrane Module


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Manufacturing of Large Format Osmotic Membrane Module
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project will design and build-out a Low-Rate Initial Production manufacturing line of Porifera Forward Osmosis (PFO) 200 membrane packets that, when assembled, form the large format PFO200 modules for energy-efficient wastewater processing. The PFO technology has been demonstrated in numerous successful pilots and has the potential to allow for cost-effective wastewater reuse with a footprint compatible with existing industrial facilities.

Contact Information

Misa Werner
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Job Title
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Leandro
Northern California
Cross Streets
Davis Street

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15301
Reasons for Exemption
This project involves minor alteration of existing private structure or facility by proposing to design and build-out a low-rate initial production manufacturing line for more cost effective, energy-efficient wastewater processing. The activities funded by the agreement will not cause a direct physical change in the environment or a reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment because the proposed scope of work will be performed at an existing processing plant. No building additions will be proposed as part of the scope of work. For these reasons, the project will not have significant effect on the environment and falls under categorical exemption listed in 14 CCR A. Section 15301.


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