California Aqueduct MP 167.43L Westlands Water District Air Valve and Pipe Repair or Replacement


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
California Aqueduct MP 167.43L Westlands Water District Air Valve and Pipe Repair or Replacement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Westlands Water District (WWD) has requested permission to encroach in the Department of Water Resources' (DWR) ROW to excavate a 10-foot-wide by 10- foot-long by 4-foot-deep area at MP 167.43L. WWD will first remove a protective concrete cylinder and will then excavate approximately 15 cubic yards of soil; the soil will be stockpiled next to the excavated area. Then, a 5-foot section of vertical PVC pipe that ties into the subline will be removed to access the air release valve. The valve will be inspected and will either be repaired or replaced using hand tools, and the vertical PVC pipe will be replaced with galvanized pipe. The area will be backfilled and compacted, and the protective concrete cylinder will be installed in its original location.

Contact Information

Tim Salcido
Agency Name
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Kettleman City
Cross Streets
Plymouth Avenue and California Aqueduct
California Aqueduct

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15305(b) Minor Alterations in Land Use Limitations; Issuance of Minor Encroachment Permit.
Reasons for Exemption
WWD requests encroachment permission to repair or replace an air release valve in DWR's ROW. DWR is the Responsible Agency that will issue an encroachment permit to WWD. Work consists of minor alterations to land with an average slope of less than 20 percent. Categorical Exemption 15305(b) (Minor Alterations in Land Use Limitations - Issuance of Minor Encroachment Permits) applies.
County Clerk


Notice of Exemption

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