West Sierra Avenue Earlimart CA, LP, Road 88 Indemnification Agreement


SCH Number
Public Agency
Tulare County
Document Title
West Sierra Avenue Earlimart CA, LP, Road 88 Indemnification Agreement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
West Sierra Avenue Earlimart CA, LP, is proposing to terminate Indemnification Agreement Permit No. 29536, and add a second irrigation pipeline in the County’s right-of-way pursuant to a new Indemnification Agreement. Indemnification Agreement No. 29536 was issued in conjunction with an encroachment permit to install one pipeline in the County’s right of way. The new Indemnification Agreement provides that the pipelines shall extend one (1) mile north on the east side of Road 88 starting on the south side of Avenue 56 ending at Avenue 64 or Deer Creek Avenue. The County Right-of-Way only extends from south of Avenue 56 half a mile north on the east side of Road 88. The remaining half a mile of pipelines is on private property. The project consists of two 36" PVC pipelines placed in parallel to convey fresh water from Deer Creek to a private farming operation. The pipelines shall be installed a minimum of three (3) feet below the existing ground surface, with minor trenching and backfilling along the one (1) mile length of the pipeline. The upstream end of the pipeline shall be a small turnout structure at Deer Creek to convey water to the landowner.

Contact Information

Reed Schenke
Agency Name
County of Tulare, Public Works
Job Title
P.E., RMA Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


unincorporated community of Allensworth, CA (nearest)
Cross Streets
Road 88 between Avenue 56 and Avenue 64 (Deer Creek Avenue)

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CEQA Guidelines Cal. 14 Section 15303 (New Construction or Conversion of SmallStructures)
Reasons for Exemption
The activity/project is consistent with Guidelines Section 15303 because the activity/project is undergrounded pipelines to convey water to a private farming operation using trenching and backfilling (with surface conditions restored to original condition) and jack-and-bore (to minimize traffic disruption and for safety). Further, the activity/project will be required to comply with permitting, regulations, etc., from any entity with jurisdictional authority as applicable. Therefore, it can be reasonably concluded that proposed activity/project is exempt from California Environmental Quality Act per Section 15303.
County Clerk


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