ASL Sewer Lift Station & Generator Installation Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Laguna Beach
Document Title
ASL Sewer Lift Station & Generator Installation Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
ASL, Alternative Sleep Location and food pantry. The property has a Zoning designation of OSC-1, Open Space/Conservation; a Specific Plan Area designation of LCAASP, Laguna Canyon Annexation Area Specific Plan; and a General Plan Land Use designation of POS-P1, Permanent Open Space Passive. Laguna Canyon Road meets the Scenic Highway designation guidelines.
Document Description
The intent of the new sewer lift station and force main is to replace an existing gravity flow lateral that takes raw wastewater from the ASL to the main sewer line in Laguna Canyon Road. Wastewater will continue to flow to the existing SOCWA Coastal Treatment Plant and will not require an increase in the treatment plants’ overall capacity. The existing lateral gradient is too flat in this area, resulting in historic backups at this location. The new lift station and force main will alleviate these backups and associated odors. The existing gravity flow lateral is proposed to be abandoned in place.

Contact Information

Hannah Johnson
Agency Name
City of Laguna Beach, Water Quality Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
City of Laguna Beach
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Laguna Beach
Cross Streets
Laguna Canyon Road (Highway 133)
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Highway 133
Laguna Canyon Creek
7 S
8 W
Other Location Info
The proposed ASL Sewer Lift Station and Generator Installation Project is located at 20652 Laguna Canyon Road in the City of Laguna Beach, Orange County, California. The property is located on the east side of Laguna Canyon Road and is identified by Assessor Parcel Number (APN) 629-031-27 with a total area of approximately 96,452 square feet (2.2 acres). The property is currently owned by the City of Laguna Beach. The ASL lift station project will be located in the northeast portion of the property (latitude: 33.5720083, longitude: -117.7624056).
Other Information
The general vicinity of the proposed new lift station is within the historic riverbed of Laguna Canyon Creek and has a City Environmental Sensitive Area designation of Drainage/OSP/HVH/FM/VHFHSZ. Development exists along this historic riverbed area. Topography and soils are most reflective of the area’s original geologic setting, a coastal facing portion of the San Joaquin Hills within the Peninsular Ranges geologic province of Southern California. No natural vegetation is located on the project site. Natural vegetation is located east of the property within the canyon, as well as to the west, within Laguna Canyon Creek and beyond Laguna Canyon Road. The nearest major water source is Laguna Canyon Creek which is blueline stream and jurisdictional wetlands in this area of the canyon. Elevation at the Project site is approximately 183 feet above sea level. The property contains three building structures, the Alternative Sleeping Location (ASL) (homeless shelter), a food pantry and electrical equipment container and backup generator associated with Frontier communications. The property also contains existing underground infrastructure (water, sewer and electrical facilities), and above ground lighting, electrical, phone, paved parking, bench facilities and other amenities.

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT)
Local Actions
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Sewer Capacity, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian


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