BVPP Switchyard Ground Grid Repair


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
BVPP Switchyard Ground Grid Repair
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Twelve new grounding rods will be installed into the ground around the BVPP Switchyard. The work will not involve any vegetation clearance or excavation. The grounding rods will be installed outside of the switchyard, within 15ft from the fence line. An impact hammer will be used to drive the ½" rods into the ground. The new rods need to be installed because of worker safety concerns. Shocking is occurring when personnel are touching equipment.

Contact Information

Juan Arellano
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Department of Water Resources, San Joaquin Field Division
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Other Location Info
BVPP Headworks (35.1579556°, -119.3490306°)

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 (b)
Reasons for Exemption
This project is associated with maintenance of the California Aqueduct, a public utility that serves the people of California. No new structures are being proposed. No listed species are known to occur within the work area.


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