Letter of Non-Objection for Emergency Activities – Existing Powerline Road Reinforcement


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State Lands Commission (SLC)
Document Title
Letter of Non-Objection for Emergency Activities – Existing Powerline Road Reinforcement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has requested authorization to take emergency action, including reinforcing approximately 390 feet of an existing powerline road by raising it approximately 2.5 feet. In March 2023, flows of approximately 300 cubic feet per second (CFS) resulted in a breach to an existing powerline road near the Owens Lake Delta and assessor parcel number 026-220-08 00. The proposed road reinforcement is needed to protect Owens Lake Dust Mitigation infrastructure from anticipated flows in excess of 1,000 CFS for approximately 2 months this summer.

Contact Information

Drew Simpkin
Agency Name
CA State Lands Commission
Job Title
Public Land Management Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Southern California
Other Information
State-owned sovereign land on Owens Lake

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Emergency Projects (Cal. Code Regs, § 15269, sub. (c))
Reasons for Exemption
Issuance of a letter of non-objection to raise the existing powerline road is statutorily exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act because it involves specific actions necessary to prevent or mitigate an emergency.


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