Interstate 805 South Geotechnical Studies Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife 5 (San Diego) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5)
Document Title
Interstate 805 South Geotechnical Studies Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
SAA #1600-2014-0059-R5 - The Applicant proposes to drill fifteen 4.25 inch diameter mud-rotarty (MR) borings to be drilled beneath the I-805 Bridge in the channel of the Sweetwater River using a self-contained mud circuit consisting of a mud tub at the surface and a mud pump, and a drill bit approximately 4.25 inches in diameter, which will be cooled and lubricated by drilling mud. The project will drill approximately 150 feet below the surface of the lagoon soil surface. The drilling mud will be pumped through the hollow bit, and recovered using in 55 gallon drums, and transported off-site. The hole will be allowed to collapse in on itself as the drill rod is retracted.

Contact Information
Tim Dillingham
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5
South Coast Region 3883 Ruffin Road
San Diego, CA 92123

Phone : (858) 467-4250


San Diego
San Diego

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306 - Class 6
Reasons for Exemption
The geotechnical investigation is for the purpose of information gathering for the design of foundations for the proposed bridge expansion overt eh Sweetwater River.

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