Foothill Feeder Exposed Pipeline Emergency Repairs Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Document Title
Foothill Feeder Exposed Pipeline Emergency Repairs Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
An approximately 200-foot segment of Metropolitan’s Foothill Feeder pipeline became exposed, and an approximately 150-foot segment has less than 4-feet of cover, as a result of recent storm activity and accelerated flows within Newhall Creek. In order to rectify this emergency situation, Metropolitan proposes to cover the exposed pipeline using fill material from a floodplain adjacent to the pipeline. The proposed project will provide temporary emergency protection of the pipeline until a permanent solution is developed.

Contact Information

Sean Carlson
Agency Name
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Job Title
Team Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Clarita
Los Angeles

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(4); 15269(b)(c)
Reasons for Exemption
Specific actions necessary to prevent or mitigate an emergency. This project does not include long-term projects undertaken for the purpose of preventing or mitigating a situation that has a low probability of occurence in the short-term. Additionally, (i) if the anticipated period of time to conduct an environmental review of this project will not create a risk to public health, safety or welfare, and (ii) the project is not for existing facilities in response to an emergency at a similar existing facility. The installation of new pipeline or maintenance, repair, restoration, removal, or demolition of an existing pipeline as set forth in Section 21080.21 of the Public Resources Code, as long as the project does not exceed one mile in length.
County Clerk
Los Angeles


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