San Felipe Creek Bridge Widening / Rail Upgrade


SCH Number
Public Agency
Fish & Game Eastern Sierra-Inland Deserts Region
Document Title
San Felipe Creek Bridge Widening / Rail Upgrade
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project consists of widening the bridge spanning the creek by 8.2 feet on each side. Borings determined that a total of 30 new piles would be required to support the new sections of the bridge. The new piles would be installed using a pile driver with other equipment to be used a crane, backhoe, loader, asphalt concrete grinder, paver, and pickup truck. Installation of the piles would permanently impact a total of 0.06 acre of unvegetated desert wash. An additional 0.29 acre of unvegetated desert wash would be temporarily impacted by construction activities. Several tamarisk trees would be removed to provide access to the bridge 3 abutments and area under the bridge. Removal of the trees would be conducted outside of birding season (February 15 to September 1). If this window is not feasible, the district biologist would be notified prior to start of construction to survey the site for the presence/absence of any breeding birds and make recommendations accordingly.

Contact Information

Bruce April
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Game
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
San Felipe Creek

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301, 15302, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
The project consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, or minor alteration of existing public structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination. The project also consists of the replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced. The project also consists of minor alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees.

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