Westgard Shoulder Protection Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB)
Document Title
Westgard Shoulder Protection Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of this Project is to reinforce 10 ephemeral drainage channels to prevent undercutting of the roadway and soil erosion during storm events. To achieve these goals, Caltrans will be constructing slope protection using gabion baskets encased in polyethylene coast wire mesh and concrete. Each gabion basket will be 3-foot by 3-foot, filled with rock, and concrete poured over the top of the gabion baskets. Geotextile fabric will be wrapped around buried portions of the baskets.

Contact Information

Tiffany Steinert
Agency Name
Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Matthew Goike
Agency Name
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Big Pine
Other Location Info
Big Pine lat/long 37.314234, -118.1368

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, Existing Facilities
Reasons for Exemption
The Water Board finds that the Project is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to CCR, title 14, Section 15301, Existing Facilities, for the maintenance of and minor alteration to ten existing culverts with negligible to no expansion of use.


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