West Stanislaus Irrigation District Main Canal Modernization Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020090136
Lead Agency
West Stanislaus Irrigation District (West Stanislaus Irrigation District)
Document Title
West Stanislaus Irrigation District Main Canal Modernization Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/4/2020
Project Applicant
West Stanislaus Irrigation District

Document Description
The purpose of this Project is to replace existing facilities constructed in circa 1928 with new modern facilities to deliver San Joaquin River water to the WSID service area. Two pump stations of WSID, Pump Station 3 and 4, will be upgraded to establish original capacities and to provide reliable water service to its customers. At Station 3 and 4, six and five original pumps, respectively will be removed. The concrete pump deck will be removed and replaced to re-establish structural integrity. Six new 200 HP pumps will be installed in Station 3 and five 200 HP units will be installed in Station 4. Each pump at each station will have a new 42-inch discharge pipe extending through a new concrete headwall and fitted with a new flap gate. Existing electrical controls will be used with the exception of one new 200 HP variable frequency drive at each station. New conduit will be provided from existing controller location to each new pump. Existing motors will be used with the exception of two which will be replaced with 200 HP motors.

Contact Information
Robert Pierce
West Stanislaus Irrigation District
116 E Street
Westly, CA 95387

Phone : (209) 894-3091

Location

Counties
Stanislaus
Other Location Info
Within West Stanislaus Irrigation District in Stanislaus County. From the location of the district's existing diversion point on the San Joaquin River in the Northeast ¼ of Section 10, Township 4 South, Range 7 East, MDB&M, Assessor's Parcel Number 1016-025- 013, along the existing WSID Main Canal through to the Reach #4 discharge between WSID Lateral 3 and Hamilton Road, as shown on the map attached as Exhibit A.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Guideline Sections 15301 and 15302
Reasons for Exemption
The Project is exempt under CEQA Guideline §15301, known as the Class One categorical exemption, which applies to activities that involve the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features. The Project falls within this exemption because it is the repair and minor alteration of the district's existing diversion and conveyance structure, and involves negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the district's determination. The Project is also exempt under CEQA Guideline § 15301, which exempts facilities used to provide public utilities services and small additions. Guideline §15301 (b), (e). Guideline §15301 specifies that the listed examples are not "all-inclusive" and that the "key consideration" in determining whether the exemption applies is whether the project involves "negligible or no expansion of an existing use." The proposed project involves the reconstruction of existing public utilities services with no expansion of existing use. The Project is also exempt under CEQA Guideline §15302, known as the Class 2 categorical exemption, because it consists of the replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities where the new structure is located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the replaced structure. Among other things, the exemption covers the "replacement or reconstruction of existing utility systems and/or facilities involving negligible or no expansion of capacity." Guideline §15302(c).

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020090136_West Stanislaus Irrigation District Main Canal   PDF 664 K

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