San Gorgonio temporary Water Supply Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Banning
Document Title
San Gorgonio temporary Water Supply Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Southern California Edison (SCE) owns the San Gorgonio Hydroelectric project and operates it pursuant to a licanse granted by FERC. A portion of the flowline has failed, resulting in the Board of Directors of Banning Heights Mutual Water Company declaring a water shortage emergency. To restore the Water Company's service, SCE will install a water diversion and ground lay pipe on City-owned and U.S. Forest Service property. The Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region, acting as a responsible agency, has issued a Clean Water Act SEction 401 Conditional Water Quality Certification for the project.

Contact Information

Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 7 (Colorado River B
Lead/Public Agency
73-720 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 100
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Phone : (619) 346-7491



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Reasons for Exemption
The water company and the City of Banning need access to this critical water source repaired immediately. The Lead Agency has therefore determined that the project consitstutes emergency repairs necessary to maintain an essential public service and actions necessary to prevent/mitigate and emergency.

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