Permitting and Operation of the Well 25RW & DSL#2 Sea Site 3 Arsenic Treatment Plants


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
Document Title
Permitting and Operation of the Well 25RW & DSL#2 Sea Site 3 Arsenic Treatment Plants
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Naval Air Weapons Station-China Lake constructed two new arsenic treatment plants (Well 25RW & DSL#2 Sea Site 3) in March 2006 to reduce naturally occurring arsenic from two existing water supply wells (Wells 25 & Sea Site 3) serving the Navy's South Range Complex. The DSL#2 Sea Site 3 Arsenic Treatment Plant is located immediately adjacent to the Sea Site 3 Well. The Well 25RW Arsenic Treatment Plant treats water from Wells 24 & 25 and is located within the same fenced compound as Well 24. The treatment method for both arsenic treatment plants uses an adsorption process utilizing granular ferric hydroxide. Upon permitting, the water system intends to use Well 25 only for emergency purposes.

Contact Information

Jesse Dhaliwal
Agency Name
California Department of Public Health
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Kern, San Bernardino
Other Location Info
Naval Air Weapons Station - China Lake, South Range Complex, China Lake;

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
C: 1; S: 15301, 60101(a)
Reasons for Exemption
Both arsenic treatment plants were constructed in 2006 on previously graded and cleared areas in or adjacent to existing facilities. No Biological or cultural resources were located on or adjacent to the sites. The treatment plants are intended to treat water from wells currently serving the water system. The facilities will not expand system beyond existing uses.

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