Secondary Treatment Upgrades

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Palo Alto
Document Title
Secondary Treatment Upgrades
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Project includes upgrades to the secondary treatment process at the RWQCP to produce treated effluent with reduced total nitrogen content, increase treatment capacity, and rehabilitate aging infrastructure. Upgrades include repairs and minor alterations, replacement or reconstruction, as well as construction and location of a limited number of new small facilities or structures. In general, the Project includes upgrades to the following facilities and systems: Intermediate lift station; Aeration tanks; Low-pressure air blowers and distribution system; Return activated sludge (RAS) system; Waste activated sludge (WAS) system; Power distribution and standby power systems; Instrumentation and Control (l&C) system; Ancillary systems. See attached documentation for further information. See Attachment A for a complete project description.

Contact Information

Tom Kapushinski
Agency Name
Senior Engineer, Public Works
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Palo Alto
Santa Clara
Cross Streets
2501 Embarcadero Way, Palo Alto, CA
Parcel #
State Highways
Highway 101
Palo Alto Airport

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15302, and 15303
Reasons for Exemption
The City has determined that the Secondary Treatment Upgrade Project is categorically exempt from CEQA under the Class 1 (Existing Facilities); Class 2 (Replacement and Reconstruction); and Class 3(small structures) exemptions as outlined in Article 19 of the CEQA Guidelines. CEQA Guidelines §15301 reads: Class 1 CEs consist of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or typographical features, invoking negligible or no expansion of existing or former use. See NOE for more information.
County Clerk
Santa Clara


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