Coyote Electrode Well Replacement


SCH Number
Public Agency
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Document Title
Coyote Electrode Well Replacement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Coyote Electrode Station consists of 60 anode deep well electrodes, the purpose of which is to safely disperse excess current from the Adelanto Converter Station into the ground. LADWP plans to replace six failed anode deep well electrodes and complete minor upgrades to the AC power supply, monitoring/communications devices, and security systems at the station and within the control enclosure at the station. The wells are 230 feet deep and have a diameter of approximately 14 inches. The replacement wells will be placed in the same locations as the failed wells. The Project is located off of Highway 15 near Harvard, CA in San Bernardino County.

Contact Information

Kathryn Laudeman
Agency Name
Job Title
Environmental Engineering Associate
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Bernardino
Cross Streets
Coyote Lake Road

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15302(c) - Replacement or Reconstruction
Reasons for Exemption
The Coyote Electrode Well Replacement Project is categorically exempt pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines 15302(c). This section states that Class 2 exemptions which consist 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 but not limited to: (c) Replacement or reconstruction of existing utility systems and/or facilities are exempt from CEQA. This project is to replace failed ground wells with new wells in the same location and serving the same purpose as the failed wells and is therefore exempt.
County Clerk
San Bernardino


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