BVPP Switchyard Ground Grid Repair


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
BVPP Switchyard Ground Grid Repair
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Department of Water Resources, San Joaquin Field Division

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
Department of Water Resources
4201 Sabodan Street
Bakersfield, CA 93313

Phone : (661) 858-5664


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.


Notice of Exemption
2019120429_BVPP Switchyard Ground Grid Repair   PDF 552 K

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