January 2010 Upper Feeder Shutdown, Inspection, and Repair of Expansion Joint at Santa Ana River Bridge Siphon

Summary

SCH Number
2010018023
Lead Agency
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Document Title
January 2010 Upper Feeder Shutdown, Inspection, and Repair of Expansion Joint at Santa Ana River Bridge Siphon
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Metropolitan) proposes to dewater, inspect, and conduct repairs of the Upper Feeder pipeline along its length in Riverside and Los Angeles counties in January 2010. The pipeline will be dewatered at several locations along the length of the Upper Feeder to accomplish the inspection and repairs. A leaking expansion joint will be repaired at the location the Upper Feeder crosses the Santa Ana River in a bridge structure. Equipment and materials will be staged on the south side of the Santa Ana River. Repairs will be conducted from a work platform that will be constructed on the bridge structure.

Contact Information
Delaine W. Shane
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
P.O. Box 54153
Los Angeles, CA 90054-0153

(213) 217-7658

Location

Cities
Riverside La Verne
Counties
Riverside Los Angeles

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15302, 15304, 15309
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project consists of the operations, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographic features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination. The proposed project consists of 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 proposed project consists of public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation, which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees. The proposed project also consists of activities limited entirely to inspections, to check for performance of an operation, or quality, health, or safety of a project.
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