Operation of Prather Water District (District) - Uranium Treatment Project (Project)

Summary

SCH Number
2018088084
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Operation of Prather Water District (District) - Uranium Treatment Project (Project)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/6/2018

Document Description
The District proposes to install a 1,125 ft^2 shade structure and new 240 ft^2 anion uranium treatment system within the shade structure at an existing well site. The shade structure will also house the existing on-site pumps and an existing on-site hydro-pneumatic tank. The shade structure will have fencing installed around the outside. Water Remediation Technology, LLC will supply the treatment resin tanks that will collect the uranium from the water and will pick them up every 1-2 years to recycle the uranium into fuel. The raw water for the system will be connected from an existing tank to the new treatment system with 73 ft of 2-in diameter piping. A parallel 2-in diameter 73-ft pipeline will also be installed from the new treatment system to an existing tank inlet. An existing dirt road will be used to access the site and a grassy area next to the parking lot will be used for staging of construction material. The total staging and access area will be approx 8,875 ft^2. The project will provide for the operation of the system.

Contact Information
Jose Robledo
State Water Resources Control Board
265 West Bullard Ave, Suite 101
Fresno, CA 93704

Phone : (559) 447-3300

Location

Counties
Fresno
Other Location Info
29412 Auberry Rd, Prather

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15303, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
The existing well, pumps, and tanks include class 1, existing investor owned utility facilities used to provide utility services. The installation of the shade structure and small treatment system is class 3, the construction of limited number of small new equipment in small structures and small structures, (<2,500ft^2. 15303c). The piping is also class 3, water mains of reasonable length to serve such construction, (<1 mi, <16 in diameter, 15303d). The use of the road and staging area includes class 4, minor alterations to land including temporary use of the land having negligible effects on the environment.
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