Planning and Research, Office of
(Office of Planning and Research)
Valero SJV Crude Pipeline Repair Project
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The project is limited to excavation, inspection, and repair of a 20-inch crude oil pipeline at two sites within a freshwater estuary draining to the Sacramento/San Joaquin River. Sheet piles will be vibrated into place by a long reach excavator to create a cofferdam to dewater the excavation site. Pipeline repair includes welding full encirclement carbon steel sleeves on the exterior of the pipeline, puddle welding on exterior localized thin spots, and application of a protective coating. SAA 1600-2011-0276-3.