Notice of Exemption for the Colusa County River Rd. Groundwater

Summary

SCH Number
2010118045
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Notice of Exemption for the Colusa County River Rd. Groundwater
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The monitoring well will be drilled with truck-mounted direct rotary drill rig equipped with mud pump. All drilling mud will be contained in a recirculation system with drilling cuttings and sand being placed on the ground of a parking area on-site near the shaker system. Drilling mud will be contained on site and disposed of in an approved location by the driller. Additional equipment that may be onsite includes a water truck, a front-end loader and flat-bed trucks to transport materials as needed. Access for these vehicles will be directly on the levee road. The area to be occupied by the drill rig may require that installation of a 6-inch thick gravel pad depending on quantity and magnitude of wet winter weather. The drilling rig and associated equipment will occupy an area of approximately 80 feet by 40 feet. Well construction will occur during December 2010.

Contact Information
Thomas L. Boullion
California Department of Water Resources
Northern Region Office 2440 Main Street
Red Bluff, CA 96080

530 529 7307
530 518 6509
tomb@water.ca.gov

Location

Counties
Colusa

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Section 15306, Basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities, which do not result in a serious or major disturbance of an environmental resource. Section 15304 (f), Minor trenching and backfilling where the surface of the land is restored and the project does not involve the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees.
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