Western San Bernardino Distribution System Infrastructure Protection Program

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Summary

SCH Number
2014111071
Lead Agency
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Document Title
Western San Bernardino Distribution System Infrastructure Protection Program
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
10/14/2020
Present Land Use
Multiple

Document Description
The proposed program consists of a comprehensive program to design and construct projects addressing surface infrastructure repair and protection needs, while simultaneously implementing a plan for conducting routine operations and maintenance (O&M) activities in the Western San Bernardino County Operating Region in order to ensure continued water supply reliability. The scope of the program does not include projects related to the subsurface infrastructure (i.e., pipelines). There are two components within the proposed program: Capital Investment Plan (CIP) projects and O&M activities. The proposed CIP projects generally consist of repair, upgrade, and/or relocation of existing structures, or the installation of structures to address access or infrastructure problems that threaten system reliability. Types of CIP projects fall into three categories: patrol road improvements and paving, engineered erosion control, and slope stabilization. These projects typically require design engineering and would be conducted on a one-time basis. Metropolitan’s proposed O&M activities are conducted on a regular and ongoing basis and are intended to maintain existing structures, patrol roads, and other appurtenant pipeline structures. These activities are currently ongoing within the Western San Bernardino County Operating Region; however, an O&M Manual, which is being developed as part of this program, would establish a formalized plan that would provide a systematic and scheduled approach to these maintenance activities. O&M activities are divided into two categories: routine O&M activities and single-occurrence O&M activities. Routine O&M activities are repeated, routine activities that occur and will continue to occur at regular intervals to maintain patrol roads and other infrastructure in good condition. These activities include patrol road maintenance; patrol and inspection; routine structure maintenance, repair and replacement, including maintenance/cleanout of drainage features; facility maintenance, repair, and replacement; vegetation management/maintenance; and other activities such as pipeline shutdowns/dewatering and emergency work. Single-occurrence O&M activities would typically be conducted on a one-time basis and would include repair, rehabilitation, or replacement of existing structures to support the continued operation and maintenance of existing pipelines and appurtenant pipeline structures. These O&M activities are primarily limited to installation of low water crossings, including Arizona crossings, culverts, and/or bridges to reestablish and improve access along patrol roads. Metropolitan, acting as the Lead Agency under CEQA, certified a Program Environmental Impact Report for the “Western San Bernardino County Distribution System Infrastructure Protection Program” on October 13, 2020.

Contact Information
Michelle Morrison
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
700 N. Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone : (213) 217-7906
mmorrison@mwdh2o.com

Location

Coordinates
34°7'22.8"N 117°20'58.8"W
Cities
Chino Hills Fontana Highland Montclair Ontario Rancho Cucamonga Redlands Rialto San Bernardino Upland
Counties
San Bernardino
Regions
Southern California
State Highways
Multiple
Railways
Multiple
Airports
Multiple
Schools
Multiple
Waterways
Multiple

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
www.mwdh2o.com/CEQA or 700 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
Yes
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

Notice of Determination
NOD - OPR WSB RWIPP   PDF 2910 K

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