Serrano Valley M33-T5 Project (Notification of Lake or Streambed Alteration, No. EPIMS-ORA- 29850-R5)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT)
Document Title
Serrano Valley M33-T5 Project (Notification of Lake or Streambed Alteration, No. EPIMS-ORA- 29850-R5)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement EPIMS Notification No. EPIMS-ORA-29850-R5, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Southern California Edison as represented by Hazem Gabr. The Project involves the repair of existing Southern California Edison infrastructure. Currently, the portion of the access road that is required to reach the tower repair is heavily eroded and washed out from recent storms. Work required to support repairs to the tower will include maintenance grading to repair erosion/rutting, maintaining the existing road prism for safe access, and vegetation maintenance which will provide necessary clearance for crane equipment. In addition, a McCarthy drain replacement and general road maintenance are proposed within the Project site.

Contact Information

Frederic (Fritz) Rieman
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist)
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Southern California
Cross Streets
See below "Other Location Info."
Other Location Info
The Project is located along the Black Star Canyon Trail and includes areas at Black Star Creek and Santiago Creek within Santiago Canyon, in the County of Orange, State of California; Latitude 33.7733, Longitude -117.6827; Sections 1 and 2, Township 5, Range 8 on the USGS Black Star Canyon, California 7.5-minute quadrangle map; Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN) 105-0-2266, 545.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class 1; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The Project consists of the maintenance of an existing access road and hiking trail in order to safely get heavy equipment to the transmission tower for maintenance. No expansion of use is proposed. The Project is exempt because it involves the maintenance of existing structures and/or facilities.
County Clerk


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