California Residential Methane Emissions Characterization (CARMEC)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
California Residential Methane Emissions Characterization (CARMEC)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of this Agreement is to conduct applied research to improve the characterization of residential methane emissions in California homes. The study will identify robust and accurate field measurement methods, apply the methods to quantify emissions under quiescent conditions and during appliance operation in a diverse sample of homes, monitor burner operating patterns and analyze factors that may contribute disproportionately to population emissions.

Contact Information

Maninder Thind
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Job Title
Air Resources Engineer
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Chico, Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Stockton
Butte, Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Joaquin
Cross Streets
Sites will be at confidential residential addresses.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15306
Reasons for Exemption
Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15306 exempts basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. These may be 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.


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