Removal of Old Forcemain Pipeline


SCH Number
Public Agency
22nd District Agricultural Association, Del Mar Fairgrounds (22nd DAA)
Document Title
Removal of Old Forcemain Pipeline
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
On approximately January 16, 2009, the now non-operational forcemain exposed itself. It is believed that increased tidal action associated with the opening of the wetlands east of Interstate 5 (I-5) (associated with the San Dieguito Wetlands Restoration Project) caused increased scour on the south side of the San Dieguito River. A section of the pipeline approximately 25 feet in length was exposed. Since that time, an additional approximately 20 feet has been exposed. The proposed project entails the removal of an existing approximately 35-year old forcemain pipeline under the San Dieguito River. As discussed above, the pipeline has been exposed and it has been determined that the best course of action would be its removal.

Contact Information

Dustin Fuller
Agency Name
22nd District Agricultural Association
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Del Mar
San Diego

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
21080.21; 15284
Reasons for Exemption
The project is the removal of an existing pipeline (15284) (a); the pipeline size will not be increased, is not within the boundaries of an oil refinery, is less than eight miles in length and the pipe to be removed is less than half mile in length, no other portion of the pipeline has been subject to the exemption in the previous 12 months, the project is not for the excavation of contaminated soils, the lead agency undertaking the project has a plan in place to notify appropriate agencies.

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