California River Aqueduct Pumping Plant Reliability Program - Desert Water Tanks Access and Safety Improvements Assessment, Main Pump Motor Exciter Assessment,

Summary

SCH Number
2005098343
Public Agency
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Document Title
California River Aqueduct Pumping Plant Reliability Program - Desert Water Tanks Access and Safety Improvements Assessment, Main Pump Motor Exciter Assessment,
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/26/2005

Document Description
The CRA is a 242-mile long conveyance system designed to transport water from Lake Havasu to Lake Mathews. The CRA has been in operation for more than 60 years. Metropolitan has initiated rehabilitation of the CRA, and has identified the CRA Pumping Plant Program are: (1) Desert Water Tanks Access and Safety Improvements Assessment; (2) Main Pump Motor Exciter Assessment; and (3) Pumping Plant Vulnerability Assessment. Metropolitan proposes to conduct assessments for these three projects to (1) identify safety improvements to evaluate existing vehicular and personnel tank access, egress and safety requirements, and develop recommendations to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state safety regulations; (2) determine the best method to rehabilitate the pump plant motor excitation system, which has experienced normal wear and tear over its 60 years of operation; and (3) determine the vulnerability of facilities on the CRA to events such as fires, vehicle collision, and random equipment failure, and to evaluate the five CRA pumping plants to determine the extent to which the pumping capacity could be impacted by these postulated events.

Contact Information
Mike Melanson
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Lead/Public Agency
P.O. Box 54153
Los Angeles, CA 90054

Phone : (213) 217-6648

Location

Counties
Riverside San Bernardino
Other Location Info
Desert Center, and Parker

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sections 15301, 15304, 15306
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed actions involve entering into agreement, basic data collection, and may include minor modifications in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation, which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic tree. These activities would result in negligible or no expansion of use and no possibility of significantly impacting the physical environment.

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