Owens Dry Lake Phase 7a Dust Control Measures

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Los Angeles
Document Title
Owens Dry Lake Phase 7a Dust Control Measures
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
LU: Dust Control, mining, open space, recreation Z: Open Space (OS-40) GPLU: State and Federal Land (SFL)
Document Description
The City of los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is currently implementing the Owens Lake Dust Mitigation Program (OLDMP) on Owens Dry Lake in order to reduce exceedances of the state and federal particulate matter (PM10) air quality standards. LADWP construct and operates dust control measures (DCMs) on the lake in compliance with Agreements with the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (GBUAPCD) under the authority of California Health & Safety Code Sec. 42316, legal settlement agreements with GBUAPCD, lease agreements for use of state lands (administered by the California State Lands Commission (CSLC)), and other regulatory approvals. Phase 7a will expand and modify the existing system of dust control on the lake by installation of Best Available Control Measures (BACM) (Gravel Cover, Shallow Flooding and Managed Vegetation) on 3.1 square miles of area identified as emissive by GBUAPCD. In addition, 3 to 4 sq miles of existing Shallow Flooding dust control areas (DCAs) will be transitioned to a Hybrid dust control method. Hybrid dust control is a new concept that will incorporate a combination of the three BACM to minimize dust while conserving water sue on Owens Dry Lake.

Contact Information

Ms. Laura Hunter
Agency Name
City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 395, SR 136, SR 190
Olancha ES
Owens Dry Lake, Owens River
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Lone Pine, Olancha, Cartago, Keeler, Swansea

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Other (Dust Mitigation Program)
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects, California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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