Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) Lower Bucks Dam Geomembrane Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 (RWQCB)
Document Title
Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) Lower Bucks Dam Geomembrane Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed project includes installation of a geomembrane liner on the upstream face of the dam to eliminate seepage and protect the dam from further freeze-thaw damage. The work would include development of project staging areas and access routes as well as the lake draw-down so the geomembrane installation occurs in the dry. Likewise, removal of sediment at the upstream face of the dam would be required to gain access to the upstream face of the dam down to the base.

Contact Information

Lynn Coster
Agency Name
Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Other Location Info
Sections: 29, Township: 24 North, Range: 7 East Latitude: 39.901642° and Longitude: -121. 2285040°

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
California Code of Regulations, Title 14, section 15301 - Existing Facilities Categorical Exemption 15301 consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination. Class 1 includes existing facilities of both investor and publicly-owned utilities used to provide electric power, natural gas, sewerage, or other public utility services.


Notice of Exemption

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