Request for Authorization for Emergency Activities in the Lower Owens River and Owens Lake, Inyo County

Summary

SCH Number
2017058252
Lead Agency
California State Lands Commission
Document Title
Request for Authorization for Emergency Activities in the Lower Owens River and Owens Lake, Inyo County
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
To prevent damage to public property, infrastructure, and the environment due to anticipated widespread flooding in the Lower Owens River and Owens Lake, Los Angeles Department of water and Power proposes emergency activities to: (1) armor facilities, including the Lower Owens River pump back station and ancillary facilities, diversion and water conveyance structures; (2) divert creek and water conveyance flows as necessary to prevent damage; and (3) clean, repair and rebuild water delivery and conveyance facilities as needed, to manage the flow of water into Owens Lake in a manner that avoids additional air quality problems at the shoreline of the lakebed and in a manner that is most protective of the current dust mitigation infrastructure.

Contact Information
Grace Koto
California State Lands Commission
100 Howe Avenue, Suite 100-South
Sacramento, CA 95825-8202

(916) 574-1900

Location

Counties
Inyo
Waterways
Lower Owens River, Owens Lake

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 21080(b)(4); 15269(c)
Reasons for Exemption
Authorization for emergency activities is statutorily exempt from the requirements of the California environmental Quality Act because it involves specific actions necessary to prevent or mitigate an emergency.
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