NOD for Pacheco/Santa Clara Conduit Right-of Way Acquisition Project

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Summary

SCH Number
2021010063
Lead Agency
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Document Title
NOD for Pacheco/Santa Clara Conduit Right-of Way Acquisition Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
5/19/2022
Document Description
Notice of Determination: The Pacheco/Santa Clara Right-of-Way Acquisition Project is located in the unincorporated Santa Clara and San Benito counties. The project runs south of the Coyote Pump Station in Morgan Hill near the US Highway 101 freeway heading south into San Benito County and then runs near State Route 152 in San Benito and Santa Clara counties heading east towards San Luis Reservoir. The Santa Clara Valley Water District (Valley Water) proposes to improve pipe vault maintenance and repair access for work crews through formal agreements with landowners and cost-effective physical improvements to vaults and above-ground maintenance sites along with the Santa Clara (SCC) and Pacheco (PC) conduits. The project would include the acquisition of easements; construction of a new path to SCC Vault Site 8; construction of gravel collars, driveways, gates, and signs; and implementation of new travel routes near some of the 37 vaults on the existing PC and SCC conduits. Valley Water would obtain easements from private landowners near ten vault locations and construct one new gravel path to provide all-weather access from the existing driveway at State Route 152 to SCC Vault Site 8. Valley Water also proposes the implementation of 23 new off-road travel routes for more efficient travel and access to the vaults. New gravel collars would be installed around the top (ground level) of 20 existing vaults to allow for safe access by maintenance personnel. The gravel collars would generally measure 32 feet by 32 feet or smaller. Valley Water would construct five new driveways to provide access from public roads to the vault locations. Sixteen (16) new gates would also be constructed at 12 locations near public roads to provide controlled access to vaults. These improvements (obtaining easements and new construction) will allow new operational methods of pipeline and vault access and maintenance in areas where existing access is currently limited. The use of all-terrain vehicles would reduce or minimize the impacts from larger vehicles during periods of wet or limiting conditions. These improvements (obtaining easements and new construction) will allow new operational methods of pipeline and vault access and maintenance in areas where existing access is currently limited. The use of all-terrain vehicles would reduce or minimize the impacts from larger vehicles during periods of wet or limiting conditions. see NOD attachment

Contact Information

Name
Michael F Coleman
Agency Name
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Job Title
Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project

Location

Cities
Morgan Hill
Counties
Santa Clara
Regions
Countywide, Northern California, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
18300 Peet Road to San Luis Reservoir-pipe is in Santa Clara and San Benito Counties
Zip
95120
Jobs
10
Parcel #
728-340-01
State Highways
California 101 and SR152
Railways
CALTRAIN and Amtrak
Airports
South County or San Martin
Schools
Nordstrom Elem. School; Live Oak HS, Jackson Academy of Music
Waterways
See Document-numerous creeks and streams nearby
Township
xx
Range
xx
Section
xx

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerks
San Benito, Santa Clara
Final Environmental Document Available at
Santa Clara Valley Water District

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No

Attachments

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