Chino Creek Invert Repair Over the CCWRF Sewer Siphon Project, Project Number N12020.00
NOE - Notice of Exemption
IEUA proposes to implement the Chino Creek Invert Repair over the CCWRF Sewer Siphon located within the Chino Creek concrete channel before it fails and releases raw wastewater into the channel. The repair will consist of replacing the Siphon reinstalling the concrete channel wall to its pre-existing condition.
The State CEQA Guidelines provide a series of categorical exemptions for projects that have been deemed to have minimal impacts on the environment. The proposed Chino Creek Invert Repair Over the CCWRF Sewer Siphon has been determined to have no potential to cause significant adverse effects on the environment and will ensure that the collection and transport of wastewater can continue to operate in an efficient and safe manner. Categorical Exemption Class 1 exempts "the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment... involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination. (b) Existing facilities of both investor and publicly owned utilities used to provide electric power, natural gas, sewerage, or other public utility services...." The expetions to the issuance of categorical exemptions have been evaluated for the proposed project. The proposed invert repair has been determined not to have a potential to cause significant adverse environmental effects as a result of any of the exceptions. Therefore, this proposed action is not forecast to cause any potential for significant adverse environmental impacts and qualifies with the requirements for Class 1 Exemption.