TD1662850 Pipes Wash Pole Replacement Project Section-1 (WDID NO. 7A363035001)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB)
Document Title
TD1662850 Pipes Wash Pole Replacement Project Section-1 (WDID NO. 7A363035001)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
SCE is continually repairing, maintaining, upgrading and replacing distribution facilities throughout its service territory. Ongoing operation and maintenance activities are necessary to ensure reliable service as mandated by the California Public Utilities Commission. The proposed Project involves removing and replacing three existing deteriorated wood poles (4034571E, 4034572E, 4034574E) and removing one existing wood pole and replacing it with a new pole in a slightly different location (1742452E - the new pole will have the same number as the nearby removed pole). Caissons may need to be installed to protect wood poles from high water tables or for stabilization in sandy or rocky situations.

Contact Information

Kai Dunn
Agency Name
Colorado River Basin Regional Water Quality Control Board
Job Title
Senior Water Resource Control Engineer
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Yucca Valley
San Bernardino
Citywide, Countywide, Southern California
Cross Streets
Proposed and existing Poles 4034571E and 1742452 E are located to the west of Chaparrosa Road. I
Total Acres
Other Information
The Project (Section-1) is in an undeveloped desert canyon in unincorporated San Bernardino County. The Project is located northwest of Yucca Valley town, and is accessed by Pipes Canyon Road (which is paved), and by Chaparrosa Road (which is an unimproved dirt road off Pipes Canyon Road that traverses Pipes Wash). Proposed and existing Poles 4034571E and 1742452 E are located to the west of Chaparrosa Road. In addition, existing Pole 4034572E is 1,374 feet west of Chaparrosa Road, and existing Pole 4034574E is 1,254 feet west of Chaparrosa Road. The overland travel will occur along previously disturbed overland travel routes through Pipes Wash, which have likely been used during prior pole/line maintenance work.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(4); 15269(b)(c)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act in accordance with California Code of Regulations, Title 14, section 15269, subdivisions (b) and (c) because the purpose of the Project is to make emergency repairs to publicly or privately owned service facilities necessary to maintain service essential to the public health, safety or welfare. Additionally, under section 15269, subdivision (c), there is a statutory exemption for specific actions necessary to prevent or mitigate an emergency.


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