East Branch Maintenance Outage Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
East Branch Maintenance Outage Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of the project is to operate the DC 2nd Afterbay Wasteway gates as part of an annual inspection. Both gates will be opened fully and then closed as part of an annual gate exercise. Water will be discharged into the wasteway channel, which flows into the nearby unnamed drainage that runs parallel to North Ventura Avenue. Water quality monitors will be present onsite and water will be discharged in accordance to the General De Minimis Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges to Surface Waters Permit.

Contact Information

Sara Paiva-Lowry
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Bernardino
San Bernardino
Cross Streets
Devil Canyon (DC) Power Plant, approximately 5 miles north of the City of San Bernardino.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, Class 1
Reasons for Exemption
This project is exempt because it involves routine maintenance of an existing State Water Project facility without 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 environmental impacts, the Categorical Exemption Class 1 will be used for CEQA compliance.


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