Casa Loma Siphon No. 1 and San Jacinto Pipeline Temporary Hazard Mitigation Project

Summary

SCH Number
2019090512
Lead Agency
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Document Title
Casa Loma Siphon No. 1 and San Jacinto Pipeline Temporary Hazard Mitigation Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/20/2019
Project Applicant
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Document Description
In order to provide adequate weight and protection over the two pipelines, Metropolitan proposes to temporarily place steel plates and k-rails over the Casa Loma Siphon No. 1 and San Jacinto Pipeline where they cross at the San Jacinto River.

Contact Information
Daniel Cardoza
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
P.O. Box 54153
Los Angeles, CA 90054-0153

Phone : (213) 217-5602

Location

Counties
Riverside
Regions
Unincorporated
Other Location Info
In order to provide adequate weight and protection over the two pipelines, Metropolitan proposes to temporarily place steel plates and k-rails over the Casa Loma Siphon No. 1 and San Jacinto Pipeline where they cross at the San Jacinto River.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(2); 15269(b)(c), Sec. 21080(b)(4); 15269(b)(c)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed action is exempt from the requirements of CEQA because the purpose is to protect the existing Casa Loma Siphon No 1. and San Jacinto Pipeline that became exposed during an extreme rain event which was proclaimed an emergency by the Governor (dated February 21, 2019) pursuant to the California Emergency Services Act, commencing with Section 8550 of the Government Code. In addition, the proposed action consists of emergency repairs to a publicly owned service facility necessary to maintain service essential to the public health, safety or welfare, and is necessary to prevent or mitigate and emergency. Additionally, the proposed activity consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographic features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination.
Exempt Status
Declared Emergency
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(3); 15269(a)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed action is exempt from the requirements of CEQA because the purpose is to protect the existing Casa Loma Siphon No 1. and San Jacinto Pipeline that became exposed during an extreme rain event which was proclaimed an emergency by the Governor (dated February 21, 2019) pursuant to the California Emergency Services Act, commencing with Section 8550 of the Government Code. In addition, the proposed action consists of emergency repairs to a publicly owned service facility necessary to maintain service essential to the public health, safety or welfare, and is necessary to prevent or mitigate and emergency. Additionally, the proposed activity consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographic features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2019090512   PDF 1842 K

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