GAC for MTBE Removal Treatment at Capistrano Desalter


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
Document Title
GAC for MTBE Removal Treatment at Capistrano Desalter
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Public Health is a responsible agency for this project. The City of San Juan Capistrano proposes to remove MTBE from the groundwater by adding eight new granular activated carbon (GAC) filters, 10' diameter by 20' in length vessels with a total capacity of 5.3 million gallon per day, to the existing Capistrano Desalter. Associated piping and valves to integrate the GAC vessels will be constructed, and two cartridge filters, asociated piping, and three AC units will be relocated to accommodate the GAC vessels.

Contact Information

Ziad Mazboudi
Agency Name
California Department of Public Health
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Juan Capistrano

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15330 - Class 30
Reasons for Exemption
The additiona of eight GAC vessels to the Capistrano Desalter, in order to minimize the release of hazardous waste, will not have a significant effect on the environment.

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