White Oak Ave and Encino Ave Mainline Replacement Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Document Title
White Oak Ave and Encino Ave Mainline Replacement Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed project consists of replacing 8,286 feet of 4-inch, 6-inch, and 8-inch ductile iron water mainlines for a mainline replacement project in the LADWP West Valley District in the Encino community of Los Angeles, CA. The mainline segments will be replaced utilizing rolling construction on 2-foot wide, 4-foot deep trenches excavated for this installation. Construction is anticipated to begin in November 2023.

Contact Information

Jazmin Martin
Agency Name
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Job Title
Environmental Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
White Oak Ave/Encino Ave
Total Acres
8286 linear feet
State Highways
US 101
Los Angeles River, Encino Reservoir
Other Location Info
Various streets in Encino, Los Angeles, CA (Palora St, Corinthian Dr, Rancho St, White Oak Ave, and Encino Ave)
Other Information
Please see attached maps for more detailed location information.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301, Class 1 (Existing Facilities) and Section 15302, Class 2 (Replacement or Reconstruction)
Reasons for Exemption
In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), this project is Categorically Exempt from CEQA review pursuant to section 15301 (Existing Facilities) and 15302 (Replacement or Reconstruction). Section 15301, Class 1 consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of the existing or former use. Section 15302, Class 2 consists of replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced, including the replacement or reconstruction of existing utility systems/facilities involving negligible or no expansion of capacity. The proposal for the White Oak Ave and Encino Ave Mainline Replacement Project meets the requirements of these exemptions; therefore, no further CEQA review is required.
County Clerk
Los Angeles


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