SJFD Bridge Hinge Retrofit (Reach 8C-16A)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
SJFD Bridge Hinge Retrofit (Reach 8C-16A)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
DWR is proposing to conduct geotechnical investigations for 27 bridge location sites included in the SJFD Bridge Hinge Retrofit Reach 8C - 16A project. Each location will consist of two cone penetrometer testing (CPT) and one hollow stem auger (HSA) near the base of either bridge abutment. These bridge locations are located along the California Aqueduct (CAAQ). All work is within DWR right of way.

Contact Information

Sarah Cannon
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Job Title
Environmental Program Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Parties Undertaking Project


Kern, Kings
California Aqueduct
Other Information
Multiple locations from Bridge Mile Post 172.58 through 290.58

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, existing facilities, Section [15301(b)]
Reasons for Exemption
The Project qualifies for a categorical exemption under Class 1, existing facilities, Section [15301(b)] CEQA Guidelines. The State Water Project provides significant and important services to many Californians. This project is exempt because it involves routine maintenance activities. This project will not result in impacts to special status species or habitat. Because this activity can be implemented without any significant environmental impacts, the Categorical Exemption Class 1 will be used for CEQA compliance.
County Clerks
Kern, Kings


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