Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 5 (Central Valley), Sacramento
Gas Line 148 Tuolumne River
NOE - Notice of Exemption
PG&E will perform maintenance activities to secure the integrity of Gas Line 148. Streambed erosion in the Tuolumne River has exposed one of the buried pipelines, and without further attention, the pipeline may be subject to erosion and damage from flood debris.
The Central Valley Water Board deemed the project qualifying under the Categorical Exemptions found in California Code of Regulations Section 15300 et seq. and filed a Notice of Exemption on 17 August 2010. The project meets the Categorical Exemption criteria under Section 15301 of California Code of Regulations, which exempts project involving repaid, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination.