Physical Security Modernization Project - Bethany and Banks Pumping Plant Drilling Exploration 2021 (OM-DFD-2021-007)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Physical Security Modernization Project - Bethany and Banks Pumping Plant Drilling Exploration 2021 (OM-DFD-2021-007)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
DWR shall perform exploration drilling at 12 locations near Banks Pumping Plant (BPP) and Bethany Reservoir (BR) for subsurface sampling. Boreholes greater than five feet and dry exploration holes will be backfilled with a cement-bentonite mixture. If groundwater is encountered the boring will be backfilled from the bottom-up. Any borings five feet deep or less will be backfilled with drill cuttings. Waste generated from drilling activities will be contained and placed in drums for disposal at an approved waste facility. Large staging areas will be at the BPP and the BR parking lots. All work is within DWR right of way.

Contact Information
Todd Percival
Department of Water Resources
Lead/Public Agency / Parties Undertaking Project
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 653-2908


37°47'58.44"N 121°37'3.51"W
Alameda Contra Costa
Northern California
Cross Streets
Kelso Rd and Bruns Road
Other Location Info
California Aqueduct (CAAQ) and Bethany Reservoir. Mile Markers: 3.04 to 5.95.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 6 (Sec. 15306) Information Collection
Reasons for Exemption
The State Water Project provides significant and important services to many Californians. This project is exempt because it involves data collection activities for a safe water supply. This project will not result in impacts to special status species or habitat. Because this activity can be implemented without any significant environmental impacts, the Categorical Exemption Class 6 will be used for CEQA compliance.
County Clerks
Alameda Contra Costa


Notice of Exemption
NOE PSMP-Beth_Banks_Drill_Xplor OM_DFD_2021_007   PDF 420 K

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