SARI Laterals Relocation and Protection (2 Locations)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority
Document Title
SARI Laterals Relocation and Protection (2 Locations)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The Santa Ana Regional Interceptor (SARI) line is an important infrastructure link moving unreclaimable waste and sewage from their sources to a treatment facility in Orange County. This project will: (1) move and protect a 600- to 800-foot portion of the SARI line between Auburndale and Country Club along Temescal Wash, and (2) encase approximately 250 ft. of the SARI line in concrete below Clearwater Street. The project is designed to protect the integrity of the line from an increased soil burden caused by construction of protective flood control levees by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) as part of the Santa Ana River Mainstem Project. This project will also protect the SARI line during the extensive earth work as part of the Corps levee construction. The project will be completed before the Corps initiates levee construction and will reduce the likelihood of pipeline failure or breach that could result in a sewage spill and service disruption.

Contact Information
Daniel Cozad
Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority
11615 Sterling Avenue
Riverside, CA 92503-4979

Phone : (951) 354-4220



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
This project is exempt because it consists of the maintenance and minor alteration of an existing facility and does not involve the expansion of use of that facility beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination. This project is also exempt under Public Resources Code, Section 21080.21 for pipeline maintenance and relocation work involving less than a mile of pipeline. This project is conducted in an area either disturbed as part of an ongoing Corps project or under a section of an unpaved road providing access to a sewage treatment facility. This existing SARI facility is part of a publicly owned utility providing sewerage services to the area and will result in increased reliability and mitigate the risk of spills impacting public health and water quality.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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