Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Vignes Ramp Undergrounding


SCH Number
Public Agency
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LSCMTA)
Document Title
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Vignes Ramp Undergrounding
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority proposes to relocate six power cables from overhead power poles to underground conduits in a single steel casing; install underground conduit, vaults, and cabling; and remove the overhead power poles. The proposed underground electrical conduit would supply power to the Metro J Line (Silver) Bus Station at Patsaouras Plaza along the El Monte Busway, and miscellaneous existing Caltrans facilities such as water meters, ramp metering, and streetlights.

Contact Information

Melissa Levitt
Agency Name
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Job Title
Principal Environmental Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
US-101/Vignes Street and Ramirez Street
State Highways

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080.21 (a) and (b). Application of Division to Public Right-Of-Way Pipeline Projects Less Than One Mile in Length
Reasons for Exemption
According to Public Resources Code (PRC) section 21080.21 (a), CEQA does not apply to public right-of-way pipeline projects of less than one mile in length within a public street or highway or any other public right-of-way for the installation of a new pipeline or the maintenance, repair, restoration, reconditioning, relocation, replacement, removal, or demolition of an existing pipeline. For purposes of this section, "pipeline" includes subsurface facilities but does not include any surface facility related to the operation of the underground facility. As the project would include installation of subsurface conduit to accommodate power cable and is less than one mile in length, it qualifies as a pipeline project that would be statutorily exempt from CEQA pursuant to PRC Section 21080.21(a).
County Clerk
Los Angeles


Notice of Exemption

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