2024 Storm Drain Trash Capture Device Installation Project – (Capital Project #50449)


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Chico
Document Title
2024 Storm Drain Trash Capture Device Installation Project – (Capital Project #50449)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The 2024 Storm Drain Trash Capture Device Installation Project consists of the installation of trash collection devices at three locations identified in the City of Chico Trash Master Plan: West 7th Street and Pomona Avenue, West 9th Street and Normal Avenue, and Park Avenue near the Little Chico Creek bridge. Additionally, an existing storm drain manhole will be replaced at West 9th Street and Normal Street. The maximum area of disturbance for each of the devices is 20 feet by 20 feet, with a maximum depth of 28 feet. The devices will be installed in previously paved areas or disturbed road shoulders. Total workdays for all locations are approximately 65 days. A Caltrans encroachment permit will be acquired, as necessary. The purpose of the Project is to comply with the State Water Resources Control Board’s statewide Trash Provisions, adopted in 2015. This provision amends Phase II MS4 permits to prohibit trash that has entered City storm drains from exiting into receiving waters by developing a Trash Master Plan that identifies implementation and operation measures to meet this new Best Management Practice standard. The Project will also help identify the scope and cost of installing devices at other future locations identified in the Trash Master Plan developed in 2018. The Project is consistent with the Chico 2030 General Plan Parks, Public Facilities, and Services Element.

Contact Information

Tracy R. Bettencourt
Agency Name
City of Chico
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Cross Streets
Various Locations

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, Section 15301 (c) (Existing Facilities)
Reasons for Exemption
The project involves improvements to existing public facilities. The project involves no increase in capacity and serves built-out land uses. The project area has been previously disturbed and is located in urbanized areas. There are no unusual circumstances leading to a reasonable possibility that significant environmental impacts will result from the project. Therefore, the City finds that the project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in accordance with CEQA Section 15301 (c).
County Clerk


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