Castaic Power Plant Powerline Emergency Repair


SCH Number
Public Agency
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Document Title
Castaic Power Plant Powerline Emergency Repair
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
A two-mile span of powerline was recently destroyed by the Route Fire in early September 2022. The powerline (4160 circuit) derives from Castaic Power Plant to control the Elderberry Forebay Dam and powers the outlet tower that releases water from Elderberry Forebay to Castaic Lake as part of the State Water Project. LADWP proposes to conduct emergency work to replace the poles and conductor.

Contact Information

Kathryn Laudeman
Agency Name
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Job Title
Environmental Engineering Associate
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


Los Angeles
Southern California
Other Location Info
37700 Templin Highway, Castaic, CA 91384

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), this project is statutorily exempt from CEQA review pursuant to section 15269 (Emergency Projects). Section 15269 consists of emergency projects including emergency repairs to publicly or privately-owned serviced facilities necessary to maintain service essential to public health, safety, or welfare. Emergency repairs include those that require a reasonable amount of planning to address an anticipated emergency. The damaged pole line is currently out of service and is not providing power for dam control, therefore, the project is exempt from CEQA.
County Clerk
Los Angeles


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