Via California Water Main Replacement Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
South Coast Water District
Document Title
Via California Water Main Replacement Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project includes restoration of a segment of water main that was determined to be leaking in December 2019, and that is one of two conveyances of potable water to a portion of South Coast Water District's service area. The project involves replacement of 440 linear feet (If) of 10-inch-diameter asbestos-cement (AC) pipe enclosed in a 16-inch-diameter steel casing running within the bridge over Interstate 5 at Via California. The existing AC pipe would be replaced with 10-inch-diameter polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe and installed within the existing steel casing. The replacement PVC water line would have the same capacity and connection points as the removed AC water line. The project-related actions would occur adjacent to and immediately beyond each end of the Via California overpass, using jack and bore construction methods.

Contact Information

Rick Shintaku
Agency Name
South Coast Water District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
South Coast Water District
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Dana Point
State Highways
Interstate 5
Other Location Info
Via California bridge over Interstate 5

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1 Section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The project is limited to the minor alterations and rehabilitation of an existing structure and is categorically exempt under Section 15301, Class 1 (b) which includes existing facilities of both investor and publicly owned utilities ... ( d) which allows restoration or rehabilitation of deteriorated or damaged structures to meet current standards of public health and safety.


Disclaimer: The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) accepts no responsibility for the content or accessibility of these documents. To obtain an attachment in a different format, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613. For more information, please visit OPR’s Accessibility Site.

Download CSV New Search Print