L-4 Pump Station Relocation Project - Phase II


SCH Number
Public Agency
Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD)
Document Title
L-4 Pump Station Relocation Project - Phase II
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Present Land Use
Document Description
The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) will relocate the existing L-4 pump station at the Coachella Canal approximately 100-yards upstream on the Coachella Canal, at the existing site where portions of the Phase I features are now located. Phase I of the L-4 Pump Station Relocation Project included constructing the wet well structures within the Coachella Canal at the relocated project site. The existing L-4 pump station was originally constructed in the 1950's and the infrastructure has fulfilled its useful service life.

Contact Information

Elizabeth Meyerhoff
Agency Name
Coachella Valley Water District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Coachella Valley Water District
Contact Types
Project Applicant


La Quinta
Coachella Canal

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 and 15303
Reasons for Exemption
State CEQA Guidelines §15301 (Existing Facilities) allows for the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination. The project will provide minor alterations and improvements to the existing Coachella Canal, and does not include a significant expansion of use or capacity of the Coachella Canal. Additionally, this project is exempt from CEQA under State CEQA Guidelines §15303 (New Construction Or Conversion Of Small Structures) which allows for the construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures; installation of small new equipment and facilities in small structures; and the conversion of existing small structures from one use to another where only minor modifications are made in the exterior of the structure. The project involves the construction and relocation of limited infrastructure to the Coachella Canal.


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