Red Bay Coffee Company


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Red Bay Coffee Company
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project will install eight electric coffee roasters to supplant the usage of coffee roasters powered by natural gas at the Red Bay Coffee Company's coffee processing facility in Oakland, CA. The electric coffee roasters will directly replace the existing fossil gas-powered roasters at the facility.

Contact Information

Eleanor Oliver
Agency Name
Energy Commission
Job Title
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Francisco Bay Area

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15301 ; Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15302
Reasons for Exemption
This project will involve minor alteration of existing facilities and mechanical equipment at an existing food processing facility and will result in negligible or no expansion of the existing use. The electric roasters will directly replace the existing roasters at the facility. The systems purchased have safety certifications in compliance with relevant codes and standards. In addition, all required permits for the installation and operation of the system will be obtained prior to system installation and demonstration. The demonstrations will not have a significant impact on local air quality, noise, or traffic and are expected to reduce local criteria pollutant emissions. For these reasons, the project will not have a significant effect on the environment and falls under the categorical exemption listed in 14 C.C.R. § 15301.


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