Independence Water Transmission/Distribution Main Installation


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Inyo County
Document Title
Independence Water Transmission/Distribution Main Installation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Inyo County Public Works

Document Description
In December 2017 the transmission/distribution main serving the water system for the Town of Independence failed and was replaced with a 12" HOPE Pipe that currently sits on-grade. The proposed project is to install the on-grade transmission/distribution main under ground to improve security of the towns water supply.

Contact Information
Jake Trauscht
Inyo County
168 N Edwards St
Independence, CA 93526

Phone : (760) 878-0204


Other Location Info
This project is located adjacent to the town of Independence, immediately west of town.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Section 60101 (c) of the California Water Laws (Titles 17 & 22 CCR) lists Construction of any water supply and distribution lines of less than sixteen inches in diameter, and related appurtenances" as a specific activity that falls within the class of categorical exemption. As the main is 12-inches in diameter this project qualifies for this categorical exemption. Further this main will be installed within a previously disturbed area.


Notice of Exemption
2020020198_INDY_WATER_MAIN_NOE_filed   PDF 934 K

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