Notice of Exemption pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 15262 (Feasibility and Planning Studies) and Section 15306, Class 6 (Information Collection).
The Southern San Fernando Basin Wellfield Project will gather data to support a Remedial Investigation (RI) Site Characterization Study 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 preliminary planning phase only. The goal is to gather the data necessary 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, groundwater modeling, community involvement activities, and preparation of a Remedial Investigation Site Characterization Study. 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.