Two Colorado River Aqueduct Rehabilitation Projects

Summary

SCH Number
2010118046
Lead Agency
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Document Title
Two Colorado River Aqueduct Rehabilitation Projects
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
Preliminary design for repair of the Iron Mountain Tunnel. The design will address tunnel strengthening and corrosion protection of the deteriorated tunnel. Planned activities include field surveys and geotechnical investigations, preparation of a preliminary design report and environmental documentation, and development of a cost estimate. Preliminary design for repair of the San Jacinto Tunnel east entrance adit. Planned activities include field surveys and geotechnical investigations, preparation of a preliminary design report and environmental documentation, and development of a cost estimate a preliminary design report and environmental documentation, and development of a cost estimate.

Contact Information
Michael Melanson
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
P.O. Box 54153
Los Angeles, CA 90054-0153

916 650 2648

Location

Counties
Riverside
Other Location Info
Iron Mountain Tunnel and San Jacinto Tunnel

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15262
Reasons for Exemption
Categorical Exemption: Class 6, Section 15306 The proposed project consists of basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities, which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. These may be strictly for information gathering purposes, or as part of a study leading to an action, which a public agency has not yet approved, adopted, or funded. The proposed project involves only feasibility or planning studies for possible future actions, which the agency, board, or commission has not approved, adopted, or funded does not require preparation of an EIR or Negative Declaration but does require consideration of environmental factors. This section does not apply to the adoption of a plan that will have a legally binding effect on later activities.
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