Operation of a portable abrasive blaster at Hinds and Eagle Pump Plants


SCH Number
Public Agency
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Document Title
Operation of a portable abrasive blaster at Hinds and Eagle Pump Plants
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Metropolitan Water District intends to operate a portable abrasive blaster at various locations within the desert, specifically for this request, Eagle and Hinds Pumping Plants. The portable abrasive blaster permit is needed to replace a Sanstorm CW 100 lb capacity portable abrasive blaster that was salvaged on 3/1 0/20. The new abrasive blaster will be used to prepare surfaces/equipment for new coating/recoating, using CARB approved blast media, and permitted negative air machines in enclosed areas. As the unit is a replacement and will be used similarly to the salvaged blaster, there should be no net emissions increase. Operation of the portable abrasive blaster requires a "Various Locations Permit to Operate" from the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

Contact Information

Malinda Stalvey
Agency Name
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Desert Center
Other Location Info
Hinds Pump Plant: 100 Hayfield Road, Desert Center, CA 92239; Eagle Mountain Pump Plant: 15500 Kaiser Truck Road, Desert Center, CA 92239

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, State CEQA Guidelines § 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographic features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination.


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