Temporary Sodium Hypochlorite Disinfection System at the Valley Pumping Plant

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SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Burbank
Document Title
Temporary Sodium Hypochlorite Disinfection System at the Valley Pumping Plant
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Due to the chlorine shortage affecting the West Coast and the recent force majeure letter submitted to us by our chlorine vendor, Burbank Water and Power installed a temporary disinfection system which gives us the flexibility to use sodium hypochlorite as a disinfectant in the event of a chlorine gas shortage. The installation of this system involved minimal piping modifications within the existing footprint of the chlorine feed building, as well as the installation of an above ground 2,000 gallon tank to hold the liquid chlorine solution immediately outside of the chlorine feed room. The use of sodium hypochlorite for disinfection will not result in any changes to our CT rates or expected residual. Additionally, our ability to monitor chlorine levels (including alarms/notifications) has not changed.

Contact Information

Kevin Mitchell
Agency Name
City of Burbank, Water & Power
Job Title
Manager Productions & Operations
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Hollywood Way and Victory Blvd.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
In consultation with our City Attorney’s Office, we’ve determined these minor modifications to be categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in accordance with Sections 15301, Existing Facilities, of the State CEQA Guidelines. The scope of work is located within an existing facility – the Valley Pumping Plant – of a publicly owned utility company that provides utility service to the City. The project includes no expansion of use and the utility modifications are within the existing footprint of utility areas on site and result in a negligible or no expansion of capacity.
County Clerk
Los Angeles


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