Operation of JG Boswell Tomato Company Well 3 (replacement of Well 2)

Summary

SCH Number
2017058432
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Operation of JG Boswell Tomato Company Well 3 (replacement of Well 2)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) as the lead agency will be issuing a water supply permit. JB Boswell Tomato Company drilled well 3, a 1,830-gallon per minute 800-foot well, to replace well 2 a 2,000-gallon per minute 560-foot well, as the old well's casing was failing and they needed to ensure a reliable well for the operation of their business. The existing 250-horsepower pump and motor from well 2 was installed on well 3. A 12-inch wide 300-foot long line was installed to connect the well to the existing system. A 6-foot tall fence will be placed in a 900-square foot area around the well. This project will provide for the operation of the system.

Contact Information
Jesse Dhaliwal
State Water Resources Control Board
4925 Commerce Drive, Suite 120
Bakersfield, CA 93309

(661) 335-7315

Location

Counties
Kern
State Highways
Hwy 58
Other Location Info
Highway 58 and Old Tracy Avenue in Buttonwillow

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15301, 2, 3, Class 1, 2, 3
Reasons for Exemption
The pump and motor installed consist of the minor alteration of private systems, (class 15301, class 1). The replacement of well 2 with well 3 involves replacement of existing utility systems involving no expansion of capacity, (class 15302, class 2). The installation of the piping consists of water mains of reasonable length to serve new construction (<16 inch diameter, <1 mile length, class 1503d) and the fence includes accessory structures (class 15303e). Pursuant to the California Fish and Wildlife Code, Section 711.4(d)(1), the CDFW environmental review filing fees do not apply.
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