Madrone and Palo Seco Pumping Plant and Regulator Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD)
Document Title
Madrone and Palo Seco Pumping Plant and Regulator Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Construction related to the rehabilitation of a pumping plant, regulator and reservoir demolition. Work also includes the replacement of an existing pipeline. Additional information is provided in Attachment A.

Contact Information

Emily Sing
Agency Name
Lead Agency
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Citywide, Countywide
Other Location Info
The Madrone and Palo Seco Pumping Plants are located at Joaquin Miller Reservoir property off of Robinson Drive and Rubin Drive in the Oakland Hills northeast of Highway 13. EBMUD’s property is surrounded by a dense residential neighborhood. All pumping plant and regulator work will be completed within existing EBMUD Property, and the installation of 2,500 feet pipeline will be completed in the public right-of-way in Robinson Drive, Butters Drive, and Crestmont Drive in Oakland, CA. The Madrone Reservoir and temporary Madrone Regulator are located off of Balmoral Drive, between Hillcrest Court and Skyline Blvd, adjacent to Skyline High School. All work will be completed within EBMUD Property.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
This project is exempt under Guideline 15302, for the following reasons: 1) Th is project involves the replacement of existing structures (e.g. pumping plant); 2) The replacement structures will be located at the same site as the existing structures; and 3) The replacement structures will have substantially the same purpose as the existing structures.

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
This project is exempt under 15282(k), where the repair and restoration of an existing subsurface pipeline that is less than one mile is allowed.
County Clerk


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