Project 21-020 - Per- and Poly-fluoroalkyl Subtances removal at the Water Quality Protection Plan (WQPP) Treatment Plant


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Whittier
Document Title
Project 21-020 - Per- and Poly-fluoroalkyl Subtances removal at the Water Quality Protection Plan (WQPP) Treatment Plant
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The WQPP Treatment Plant has been authorized to remove contaminants such as tetrachloroethylene (PCE) and trichloroethylene {TCE). The focus was to remove PCE/TCE contaminants from wells CB1 and CB2. This proposed project involves reusing the WQPP infrastructure to remove Per- and Poly-fluoroalkyl Substances in the groundwater supply. The scope will include system disinfection. media loading (carbon or resin material), and minor retrofits to system piping to reutilize the treatment system

Contact Information

Raul Flore
Agency Name
City of Whittier - Public Works
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Los Angeles

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301(b) (d)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project was reviewed for potential exemptions and was found to satisfy the standards of Class 1 as specified within Article 19 Categorical Exemptions of the California Environmental Quality Act CCEQA) Guidelines (California Code of Regulations, Title 14,§§ 15000, et seq). A Class 1 exemption consists of the operation. repair. maintenance. permitting, leasing, licensing. or minor alteration of existing public or private structures. facilities, mechanical equipment. or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination. including but not limited to: (b) Existing facilities of both investor and publicly-owned utilities used to provide electric power. natural gas, sewerage. or other public utility services and (d) Restoration or rehabilitation of deteriorated or damaged structures, facilities, or mechanical equipment to meet current standards of public health and safety, unless it is determined that the damage was substantial and resulted from and environmental hazard such as earthquake, landslide, or flood. The application meets the standards for Section 15301(b) and Section 15301(d) in that the construction will involve minor alterations in an area that is already developed. The WQPP Treatment Plant Project will reutilize the existing system to treat Per- and Poly-fluoroalkyl Substances with the addition of system disinfection, media loading (carbon or resin material). and minor retrofits to system piping. lt will not result in an expansion of use rather a modification of the constituents treated at the existing location. None of the exceptions described in CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2 such as location, cumulative impacts, significant effect, scenic highways, hazardous waste sites or historical resources are applicable to the site at 4128 San Gabriel River Parkway. Pico Rivera. CA 90660. No significant adverse effects were identified during the evaluation process.
County Clerk
Los Angeles


Notice of Exemption

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