Eagle Lake Sewage Ponds Project

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2009122076
Lead Agency
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 6 (Lahontan), South Lake Tahoe (Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 6 (Lahontan))
Document Title
Eagle Lake Sewage Ponds Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
National Forest

Document Description
The Eagle Lake Ranger District of the Lassen National Forest (NF) is proposing the following Eagle Lake Sewer Ponds Project (Project). The Eagle Lake sewage ponds service the Lassen NF's Eagle Lake Recreation Area (ELRA). The ponds, lined in the 1980's, are beginning to deteriorate. The draft Environmental Assessment/Initial Study (draft EA/IS) describes five alternatives (including a "No Action alternative") proposed in order to address the situation, and discloses the potential environmental effects of each of the alternatives. Patches are considered temporary fixes to mitigate the potential immediate safety hazard of small leaks in the lining. Complete replacement of the liners could prevent widespread failure of one or more of the ponds' linings, however, draining the ponds and replacing the liners could require closure for at least one season of the ELRA. Closure of these recreation facilities could have a negative impact-political and/or economic- on the public, surrounding communities, and the NF. Expansion of the facility could circumvent this issue, but the National Forest System (NFS) parcel on which the existing facility is located is limited in size. To add to the concerns, existing storage capacity of the evaporation ponds may be inadequate to handle future capacity increases to the ELRA.

Contact Information
George Cella
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 6 (Lahontan)
2501 Lake Tahoe Boulevard
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Phone : (530) 542-5426

Location

Cities
Susanville
Counties
Lassen
Cross Streets
National Forest System Road 31N07, approximately 2 miles SW of Route A1
Total Acres
40
Waterways
Little Merrill Flat Wetlands, Merrill Creek, Eagle Lake
Township
31N
Range
10E
Section
21
Base
MDM

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Waste Treatment:Other (Type: Secondary (evap.) MGD: 0.007)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: USFS LRMP
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Cumulative Effects Other Other Issues: Beneficial Uses
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern Region 1 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 2 California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Resources Agency

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 state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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