Well Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Pipeline Replacement Project (Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2018-0080-R5)

Summary

SCH Number
2018068371
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife 5 (San Diego) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5)
Document Title
Well Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Pipeline Replacement Project (Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2018-0080-R5)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2018-0080-R5, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Rancho Matilija Mutual Water Company represented by Jurgen Gramckow. The project as proposed, will connect a well from the southeastern bank of the Ventura River to an existing pipeline on the northwestern bank via horizontal directional drilling (HDD). Drilling will be conducted to a depth of 200 feet below the surface of the ground to the underlaying bedrock of the Ventura River. Concurrent with drilling processes, an 8-inch pipe will be aseembled on the ground adjacent to the access road. Upon drilling completion, the 8-inch pipe will be drawn through the drilled hole and connected to the existing piepline. Access to the site will be from an existing parking lot on Meyer Rd to an upper terrace of the Ventura River along established horse/hiking trails. Minor trimming of vegetation and a few small tree removals will be needed to widen the path for construction equipment. Equipment needed to complete the project will be a standard pick-up truck with a flatbed trailer, a backhoe, an auger, and a loader with a bucket.

Contact Information
Sarah Rains
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5
South Coast Region 3883 Ruffin Road
San Diego, CA 92123

858 498-2385

Location

Cities
Ojai
Counties
Ventura
Cross Streets
West Lomita Ave and South Rice Rd, east of Cooper Canyon Rd

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
class 2 - S: 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is the replacement of an existing utility system involving negligible or no expansion of capacity.
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