Eastwood Visitor Information Site Rehabilitation Project (Streambed Alteration Agreement No.1600-2019-0075-R4).


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife 4 (Fresno) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4)
Document Title
Eastwood Visitor Information Site Rehabilitation Project (Streambed Alteration Agreement No.1600-2019-0075-R4).
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Southern California Edison

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2019-0075-R4, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Southern California Edison. The Project includes activities related to rehabilitation of the Eastwood Visitor Information Site as required by a Settlement Agreement and USDA-FS 4(e); conditions developed during the Big Creek Alternative Licensing Process (ALP) for the Big Creek Nos. 1 and 2 Project which is currently undergoing relicensing by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERG). The rehabilitation includes the replacement of a culvert and outfall reinforcement, as well as the FERG required bank stabilization needed to repair damaged and undercut portions of the banks along the Portal Powerhouse Discharge Channel to prevent erosion and improve public safety.

Contact Information
Laura Peterson-Diaz
Department of Fish and Wildlife
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : (559) 243-4017 ext. 225


Other Location Info
The Project is located just upstream of Huntington Lake along Rancheria Creek and the Portal Powerhouse Discharge Channel, approximately 250 feet northeast of the State Route 168 bridge in unincorporated Fresno County, State of California; Section 5, Township 8 South, Range 26 East, United States Geological Survey (USGS) 7.5 Minute Quad Map Kaiser Peak, MDB&M; Latitude 37.256 ~orth, Longitude -119.1598 West.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The Project includes the maintenance of an existing facility of a publicly-owned utility used to provide electric power, natural gas, sewerage, or other public utility services with no expansion of use. The Project will not have significant environmental impacts if it is completed under the protective features of Streambed Alteration, Agreement No. 1600-2019-0075-R4.


Notice of Exemption
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