Water Resources, Department of
(California Department of Water Resources)
Landfill Cap Auger Exploration
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Geology staff will perform exploration which consists of advancing approximately 13 borings using a three-inch diameter hand auger and collecting soil samples. The borings are spaced approximately 200 feet apart along the perimeter of the cap and will be advanced to a maximum depth of three feet. All the borings will be located along the outside edge of the cap, approximately five to ten feet from the hinge-point, or top of slope. Samples will be collected from excavated soils and the exposed voids will be backfilled with cuttings. Staging will be on existing roadways. All work is within DWR right of way.
The State Water Project provides significant and important services to many Californians. This project is exempt because it involves data collection without major disturbance to an environmental resource. This project will not result in impacts to special status species or habitat. Because this activity can be implemented without any significant environmental impacts, the Categorical Exemption Class 6 will be used for CEQA compliance.