Physical Security Modernization Project - Bethany Drilling Exploration 2021 (OM-DFD-2021-007-Beth7)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Physical Security Modernization Project - Bethany Drilling Exploration 2021 (OM-DFD-2021-007-Beth7)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
DWR shall perform exploration drilling at one location near Bethany Reservoir (BR) for subsurface sampling. A borehole greater than five feet and dry will be backfilled with a cement-bentonite mixture. If groundwater is encountered the boring will be backfilled from the bottom-up. Boring five feet 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. Work and staging area will be at the BR parking lot on paved surfaces. 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°47'3.97"N 121°37'16.94"W
Cross Streets
Kelso Rd and Bruns Road
Other Location Info
Bethany Reservoir

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 Clerk


Notice of Exemption
NOE PSMP-Bethany_Drilling OM_DFD_2021_007_Beth7   PDF 232 K

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