Pollock Remediation Planning Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Document Title
Pollock Remediation Planning Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Notice of Exemption pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 15262 (Feasibility and Planning Studies) and Section 15306, Class 6 (Information Collection). The Pollock Remediation Planning Project (Project) will gather data to support a Remedial Investigation (RI) of the Southern San Fernando Basin (Basin) Well Fields in accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP), and United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidance. The scope of work for the Project represents the planning phase only. The goal is to develop and evaluate potential remedial alternatives to releases of hazardous substances in groundwater that are adversely affecting the beneficial uses of groundwater and the basin as a whole. With this Project, LADWP will complete planning activities associated with the Project, including gathering of existing data from internal and external sources, monitoring and production well sampling, data analysis, siting and drilling of potential new wells to fill data gaps, remedial investigation, groundwater modeling, community involvement activities, preparation and approval of environmental documents to comply with CEQA, and human health risk assessment. It will consider basin-wide information that has already been gathered and fill data gaps identified throughout the course of the study, in order to provide a more complete understanding of water quality and flow dynamics throughout the basin.

Contact Information

James R. Howe
Agency Name
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


Burbank, Glendale, Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
Fletcher Drive/Larga Avenue, Multiple
Parcel #
State Highways
5, 101, 134
Metrolink, Amtrak, LA Metro
Whiteman, Hollywood Burbank
LAUSD, Glendale USD, Burbank USD
Los Angeles River, Tujunga Wash
Other Location Info
Southern San Fernando Basin Well Fields
Other Information
Please see attached map.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15262 (Feasibility and Planning Studies)
Reasons for Exemption
CEQA Guidelines Section 15262 indicates that a project involving only feasibility or planning studies for possible future actions which the agency, board, or commission has not approved, adopted, or funded does not require the preparation of an EIR or negative declaration but does require consideration of environmental factors. This section does not apply to the adoption of a plan that will have a legally binding effect on later activities. Therefore, further review under CEQA is not required.

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306, Class 6 (Information Collection)
Reasons for Exemption
CEQA Guidelines Section 15306, Class 6, consists of basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. These may be strictly for information gathering purposes, or as part of a study leading to an action which a public agency has not yet approved, adopted, or funded. Therefore, further review under CEQA is not required.
County Clerk
Los Angeles


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