Installation of PFAS Treatment Vessels at the Roger D. Teagarden Ion Exchange Plant (District Project No. C215079)


SCH Number
Public Agency
Jurupa Community Services District
Document Title
Installation of PFAS Treatment Vessels at the Roger D. Teagarden Ion Exchange Plant (District Project No. C215079)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
JCSD's groundwater supply is from the Chino Basin. The Chino Basin is contaminated with per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The purpose of the project is to provide a lead treatment process for PFAS removal before the flow integrates into the existing nitrate treatment processes at the Teagarden Treatment Facility. Improvements at the Teagarden Treatment Facility include the construction of concrete foundations for the treatment equipment, and water pipelines to connect the treatment equipment to existing JCSD water pipelines. The treatment system that will be installed consists of 12 dual media IX/GAC PFAS treatment vessels that will be located off of the raw water inlet to the Teagarden Treatment Facility. The treatment vessels are 12-feet in diameter and, including the concrete foundation and piping above and below the tank, are approximately 22-feet tall. All project-related work will be done at the Teagarden Facility. Since this facility is currently paved, no vegetation removal is required. Beneficiaries of the project are Jurupa Community Service District customers, which include residential and commercial uses.

Contact Information

Eddie Rhee
Agency Name
Jurupa Community Services District
Job Title
Engineer Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Jurupa Valley
Cross Streets
Van Buren Boulevard/Etiwanda Avenue

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1 Exemption – 15301 Existing Facilities (§15301(b))
Reasons for Exemption
The project is categorically exempt from CEQA under the Class 1 exemption set forth in State CEQA Guidelines §15301, which exempts 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 existing or former use. The key consideration is whether the project involves negligible or no expansion of use." CEQA Guidelines §15301(b) identifies "Existing facilities of both investor and publicly owned utilities used to provide electric power, natural gas, sewerage; or other public utility services.” The Teagarden Treatment Facility is currently operational. The project does not include any new source of water production as the wells that will supply the water for treatment are fully equipped and currently operational. The proposed water treatment facilities will not result in an expansion of the existing use of any production wells or the Teagarden Treatment Facility. As such, the project is consistent with the categorical exemption set forth in State CEQA Guidelines §15301(b). Finally, none of the exceptions to the categorical exemptions apply here. The project will not have any cumulative impacts; there is no reasonable possibility that the project will have a significant effect on the environment due to unusual circumstances; the project does not affect any scenic highways or historical resources; and it is not located on a hazardous waste site.
County Clerk


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