Michael Whyler#1 Pipeline Retirement Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 5 (Central Valley), Redding
Document Title
Michael Whyler#1 Pipeline Retirement Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
PG&E's Michael Whyler #1 pipeline is a natural gas gathering system that has been scheduled for retirement in 2011. The project will take the pipeline out of service by cutting and capping the line at five sites along its alignment, and the retired pipeline will be abandoned in place. Associated work will include the removal of valves, an underground vault, a riser, and pipeline markers. Project activities will be limited to the five sites (Sites 1-5). The entire project area and adjacent areas consist of agricultural wetlands (rice fields) and associated features (levee roads, berms, agricultural irrigation canals and drainage ditch).

Contact Information
Scott A. Zaitz
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 5 (Central Valley),
415 Knollcrest Drive, Suite 100
Redding, CA 96002

Phone : (530) 224-4784



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, Sec. 15301
Reasons for Exemption
Because it involves minor alterations to existing private structures and facilities, with no expansion in existing use. These facilities consist of an existing gas line and associated valves and other structures used to transport natural gas.

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