Fire Water Line Metropolitan State Hospital


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Health Care Services, Mental Health Services Division (MHSD, DHCS)
Document Title
Fire Water Line Metropolitan State Hospital
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Dept of Mental Health is proposing to install a fire water line at the Metro State Hospital in Norwalk. The approximately 3,000 foot alignment for the fire water line will run from the new pump house on Balsam Street, along Balsam Street, onto a short section of South Circle Drive and terminate at the new Central Kitchen. Excavation for the pipeline will occur within the existing roadway and not disturb any building. As precautionary measure, a qualified archeologist will be on call should any artifacts be uncovered curing excavation activities. The State Office of Historic Preservation has been consulted and concluded that installation of the fire water pipeline would not constitute a significant adverse effect on a historic resource. Beneficiaries of this project include the residents and staff of the Metropolitan State Hospital.

Contact Information

Valerie Namba
Agency Name
Department of Mental Health
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Cross Streets
11401 Bloomfield Avenue

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1 Sec 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The installation of the fire water line consists of a minor alteration to an existing facility and does not involve any expansion of the existing use. The State Office of Historic Preservation has been consulted and concurs with this determination.

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