The project is limited to replacement of a 3.1 miles section of the North 20 San Pablo Bay 24-inch diameter San Joaquin Valley Crude Oil Pipelines. The pipeline crosses under two creeks, Mountain House and Patterson Run. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2016-0357-R3, pursuant to section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Michael Elmore/Shell Pipeline Company LP.
CEQA does not apply to any project consisting of the inspection, maintenance, repair,
restoration, reconditioning, relocation, replacement, or removal of an existing hazardous or
volatile liquid pipeline or any valve, flange, meter, or other piece of equipment that is directly
attached to the pipeline.
(b) To qualify for this exemption, the diameter of the affected pipeline must not be increased and
the project must be located outside the boundaries of an oil refinery.