Reasons for Exemption
ECORP conducted a biological resources assessment and a cultural resources inventory report for the approved AWA CAWP Pioneer Water Rehabilitation Project Phase 2 (SCH# 2018032011) which included surveys and analysis of the proposed project area. According to the findings of these reports, no specialstatus
plant or animal species, potential Waters of the U.S., or cultural resources are present within the project site. Therefore, A Notice of Exemption will be filed for the Pioneer Water Rehabilitation Pump Station Replacement Project pursuant to Title 14, Article 19, Section 15302 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR). Under Title 14, Article 19, Section 15302(c), the Project is exempt because of the
following: Class 2 consists of replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced, including but not limited to: (c) Replacement or reconstruction of existing utility systems and/or facilities involving negligible or no expansion of capacity.
The Project consists of the removal and replacement of the existing Tank A & B pump station to provide adequate fire flow capacity to the loop this pump station serves. The new structure will not significantly change the purpose or size of the previous facilities.