Escondido Sewer Outfall Operations and Maintenance Activities (ER-2004-43)
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
The existing outfall generally follows the alignment of Escondido Creek. Abutting properties include undeveloped land, agriculture, residential uses, public lands and limited commercial and industrial uses The alignment is within the jurisdiction of the cities of Escondido and Encinitas and the County of San Diego. General Plan designations generally include rural residential, agricultural, impact sensitive, extractive, and ecological resource/open space/parks. The portion within the City of Encinitas is also within the Coastal Zone.
The existing Escondido Sewer Outfall extends for approximately 14.2 miles from the Hale Avenue Resource Recovery Facility (HARRF) in the City of Escondido, through an unincorporated County area, to the San Elijo Ocean Outfall, in the City of Encinitas. The project involves Operations and Maintenance (O&M) activities associated with the Escondido Sewer Outfall alignment as necessary to ensure the safe and reliable operation of the City of Escondido's sewer outfall and to ensure compliance with federal and state laws for O&M and emergency procedures and standards. Typical O&M activities include, but are not limited to:
- Protection and maintenance of the sewer outfall where it crosses Escondido Creek
- Repair of channel banks or bottoms where the pipeline is exposed
- Repair of broken culverts
- Removal of debris clogs from the riparian corridor, including fallen trees
- Periodic vegetation clearing to maintain pedestrian or vehicle access at key locations
- Protection or repair of cathodic protection devices (i.e., rectifiers and test stations)
- Maintenance of existing access roads
O&M activities will be conducted in accordance with protocols established to avoid and minimize impacts to environmental resources.
Other (Maintenance activities for existing facility)
Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Permit
Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife
California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
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