Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Desert Asphalt Spreader Truck Operation
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Metropolitan) owns and operates a heated asphalt truck tanker to maintain the roadways and parking lots at the five pumping plants of the Colorado River Aqueduct. The truck is used on an as needed basis to spread emulsified asphalt for use as a tack coat when making repairs to existing asphalt surfaces, and when roads are being capped with another layer of asphalt.
The proposed project consists of the operation, 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.