Box Springs Feeder Assessment


SCH Number
Public Agency
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Document Title
Box Springs Feeder Assessment
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Metropolitan has performed electromagnetic inspections of the Box Springs Feeder, a 96-inch diameter prestressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP), originally installed in 1975. The electromagnetic inspections have revealed anomalous readings at 14 locations. The extent of damage, if any, at these locations could not be interpreted by the electromagnetic inspections due to the presence of internal steel bands within the pipeline. Metropolitan has authorized a study to determine the condition of the anomalous sections. Metropolitan will excavate pipe sections at three locations to determine if radial cracks are present in the exterior of the pipe, and remove the steel bands for inspection.

Contact Information

William Fong
Agency Name
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
sec 15304, 15306, 15309
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed activities involve minor modifications in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation, which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees. These activities also consist of basic data collection and resource evaluation activities that do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. This may be strictly for information gathering purposes, or as a part of a study leading to an action, which a public agency has not yet approved, adopted, or funded. In addition, the activities may involve an inspection to check for performance of an operation, or quality, health, or safety of a project.

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