Sanitary Sewer Parallel Trunk Line (Manhole T-0 to T-32)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
East Palo Alto Sanitary District (EPASD)
Document Title
Sanitary Sewer Parallel Trunk Line (Manhole T-0 to T-32)
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
“Major Institution/Special Facility” and “Public Park” (City of Palo Alto Comprehensive Plan 2030); Public Facility “PF(D)” (City of Palo Alto Zoning)
Document Description
The East Palo Alto Sanitary District (lead agency) is proposing to construct a new, 18-inch sanitary sewer line, parallel to an existing 24- to 30-inch sanitary sewer line, from manhole T-0 within the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant, running north/northwest through the Palo Alto Airport (airport) site to manhole T-32, just east of San Francisquito Creek bridge. The total length is approximately 6,000 linear feet. The proposed improvements are located outside of the district service boundaries and within the City of Palo Alto. The new sanitary sewer line route would begin at manhole T-0 and proceed across Embarcadero Road north through the airport outdoor airplane parking area to manhole T-4 where the route turns northwest and parallels the runway along the east side of the adjacent golf course. At manhole T-10, the route turns southwest and runs between the golf course and the San Francisquito Creek Trail. The route ends at manhole T-32. Construction activities will include survey staking of the pipeline alignment, trench excavations, import and placement of pipes, manholes, and backfill materials, compaction of backfill, and restoration of ground surface to match existing conditions. The width and depth of construction would be 20 feet, and 10 feet, respectively. Delivery of construction materials, a staging area, and traffic patterns on airport property will be coordinated with the Airport. The district will also work with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the airport to determine and implement the steps required to obtain a utility easement through the airport. A construction schedule for the proposed project is not known at this time but could last up to 12 months.

Contact Information

Akin Okupe
Agency Name
East Palo Alto Sanitary District
Job Title
General Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Stuart Poulter
Agency Name
EMC Planning Group, Inc.
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


East Palo Alto, Palo Alto
San Mateo, Santa Clara
Citywide, San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
Embarcadero Road/Embarcadero Way
Parcel #
State Highways
101, 109, 84
Palo Alto
San Francisquito Creek, San Francisco Bay

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Waste Treatment:Sewer (Sanitary Sewer Trunk Line)(MGD 1.08)
Local Actions
Site Plan
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Noise, Sewer Capacity, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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