Burney Water System Improvement Project

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SCH Number
Public Agency
Burney Water District
Document Title
Burney Water System Improvement Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
A Revised Notice of Exemption has been prepared to amend the previously approved project to add improvements to the existing booster pump station (installing a new antenna tower and emergency backup diesel generator, and upgrading and retrofitting the building); improvements to three existing water storage tanks (upgrading existing antennas, control panels, and the programmable logic controller); improvements to three existing wells (new piping, pumps, motors, valves, well level transmitters, chlorination facilities, and intrusion alarms); general improvements to existing well houses (e.g., windows, doors, siding, roofing, fencing, etc.); and upgrading the water system's obsolete SCADA hardware component. Well 8 is currently powered by PG&E with a back-up natural gas engine that needs to be upgraded. If upgraded, the natural gas engine would serve as a secondary source of power for Well 8. Alternatively, Well 8 may be connected to the emergency backup generator to be used for the other two wells. If this alternative is selected, the existing natural gas engine and all related equipment would be demolished. These improvements are in addition to the improvements identified in the original project.

Contact Information

David Zevely
Agency Name
Burney Water District
Job Title
District Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


Burney (unincorporated)
Cross Streets
Hudson Street, Sagehen Lane, Timber Drive
Parcel #
State Highways
State Route 299
Burney Elementary School, Burney Junior-Senior High School
Burney Creek
Other Location Info
The project area is located in Section 23 of Township 35 North, Range 2 East, and Sections 19, 20, 22 of Township 35 North, Range 3 East, of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Burney and Burney Mountain West 7.5-minute quadrangles

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
§15301, §15302, §15303, §15304
Reasons for Exemption
Class 1 includes the repair, maintenance, or minor alteration of existing public structures, facilities, and mechanical equipment, involving negligible or no expansion of use; Class 2 includes replacement or reconstruction of existing utility systems and/or facilities involving negligible or no expansion of capacity; Class 3 includes the installation of small new equipment and facilities in small structures; and Class 4 includes minor trenching and backfilling on land with a slope of less than ten percent where the surface is restored. The project is consistent with the categorical exemptions noted above because work would consist of repair, upgrades, and minor alterations to existing structures; no expansion of capacity or use would occur; only minor trenching to install the new piping at the Well Field site would occur; and the ground surface would be restored.
County Clerk


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