Sterling Natural Resource Center Addendum No.2

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
East Valley Water District
Document Title
Sterling Natural Resource Center Addendum No.2
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
As lead agency under California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines section 15051, the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District (Valley District) prepared and certified an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) in March of 2016 for the Sterling Natural Resource Center (SNRC or Project) that would treat wastewater generated in the East Valley Water District (EVWD or District) service area for beneficial reuse in the Upper Santa Ana River watershed. The SNRC would be located in the City of Highland and convey the tertiary-treated water to one or more of the identified discharge points in City Creek, the East Twin Creek Spreading Grounds, or the Redlands Basins. The discharged water would percolate into the groundwater basin, augmenting local water supplies pursuant to Title 22 regulations governing indirect potable reuse (IPR) projects. In 2018, the lead agency responsibility for the SNRC was transferred from Valley District to EVWD. In July 2019, EVWD adopted an addendum to the 2016 EIR (Addendum No. 1). Addendum No. 1 evaluated specific operational changes to the SNRC facility that did not create new or increased environmental impacts beyond those analyzed and mitigated in the EIR. At this time, EVWD proposes a second modification (Addendum No. 2) to allow: 1) the recharge of SNRC-treated water into the groundwater basin at two additional recharge basin locations in the City of Highland; and 2) the extension of the 2016 EIR-certified treated water conveyance pipeline system to the two new recharge basins (collectively, the Project). EVWD has prepared this Addendum No. 2 pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15164 to evaluate the potential for either of the proposed modifications to result in new significant impacts not previously identified in the 2016 EIR. As described in detail in the Addendum No. 2, impacts to the environment as a result of the SNRC modifications are consistent with and would not create substantial new or increased impacts beyond those which were evaluated in the 2016 EIR.

Contact Information

Jeff Noelte
Agency Name
East Valley Water District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Bernardino
Southern California
Cross Streets
Club View Drive and Greenspot Road

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
East Valley Water District
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
San Bernardino
Final Environmental Document Available at


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes (Addendum)
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


Notice of Determination

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