Lateral 14-5.5 Pipeline Replacement Station 10+00 to Station 115+56

Summary

SCH Number
2020090226
Lead Agency
Westlands Water District
Document Title
Lateral 14-5.5 Pipeline Replacement Station 10+00 to Station 115+56
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/14/2020
Project Applicant
Westlands Water District

Document Description
Replacement of 10,610 linear feet of reinforced plastic mortar pipe with polyvinyl chloride pipe to improve water delivery reliability, avoid pipeline failure, and maintain water delivery service to water users.

Contact Information
Kelly Vandergon, PE
Westlands Water District
P.O. Box 6056
Fresno, CA 93703

Phone : (559) 884-2523
kvandergon@wwd.ca.gov

Location

Coordinates
36°29'40.9"N 120°13'30.7"W
Counties
Fresno
Regions
Unincorporated
Parcel #
04011016, 04011028, 04011030
Township
16
Range
16
Section
27, 34

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CEQA Guidelines, § 15301(b)
Reasons for Exemption
Class 1 exempt projects in section § 15301 consist of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alterations of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of existing or former use.
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CEQA Guidelines, § 15302(c)
Reasons for Exemption
Class 2 exempt projects in section § 15302 consist 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. Example (c) “Replacement or reconstruction of existing utility systems and/or facilities involving negligible or no expansion of capacity” of section § 15302 would pertain to this project.
Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CEQA Guidelines § 15261
Reasons for Exemption
The project is statutorily exempt from compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act as provided in Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations, Section 15261, because it is merely a continuation of a project approved, funded, fully operated, and operated and maintained by Westlands Water District prior to November 23, 1970, and no modification or alteration in the Central Valley Project or the amount of water delivered is proposed.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
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