PG&E Tower Painting Program Waterways Towers Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB)
Document Title
PG&E Tower Painting Program Waterways Towers Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
PG&E will implement the Tower Painting Program Project to recoat about 780 painted electrical transmission towers located in, or adjacent to, aquatic resources. The towers were originally painted with a variety of paint products, some of which were lead-based paint (LBP). Coating maintenance under the Project will end the use of LBP on electrical transmission towers and recoat the towers with non-LBP.

Contact Information

Brian Wines
Agency Name
SF Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma
San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
780 electrical transmission towers in various counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1 - Existing Facilities - Section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The project is consistent with a Class 1 cat exemption under Section 15301(b) of the CEQA guidelines for the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing facilities of both investor and publicly-owned utilities used to provide electric power, natural gas, sewage, or other public utility services.


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