Citywide Bioretention Basin Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance
Document Title
Citywide Bioretention Basin Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Citywide Bioretention Basin Project (Project) will install landscaped bioretention basins in locations around the City of Culver City (City) in accordance with the City’s recently adopted Stormwater Quality Master Plan (SWQMP). The Project will protect water quality in the Santa Monica Bay watershed. The bioretention facilities will capture dry-weather (and first flush) runoff, which will be used to irrigate native plants and excess runoff will infiltrate into the ground. By capturing this runoff before it enters the storm drain infrastructure that flows to Ballona Creek, pollutants such as metals, bacteria, and trash will be filtered and retained, therefore, not flowing into the Creek. The Project will include monitoring to determine the effectiveness of the bioretention facilities on reducing pollutant loading to Ballona Creek.

Contact Information

Luke Ginger
Agency Name
State Water Resources Control Board
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Culver City
Los Angeles
Other Location Info
Slauson & Segrell (33.989472, -118.398439); Cota & Pickford (34.000646, -118.396302); LeBourget & Jasmine ( 34.009173, -118.393337); Revere Place (34.013421, -118.391927); Higuera & Wesley (34.023283, -118.385439); Overland & Northgate (34.001048, -118.390665); Overland & Galvin (33.999954, -118.390397).

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 Class 1, 15302 Class 2, 15303 Class 3 and 15304 Class 4
Reasons for Exemption
15301 Class 1 (c): existing streets, sidewalks, and parkways will include minor alterations to implement stormwater capture without changing street/sidewalk capacity and/or configuration. 15302 Class 2 (c): Streets and drainage systems will be improved with negligible expansion of capacity (capturing first flush of runoff to improve water quality - flood capacities remain the same). 15303 Class 3 (d): minor utility extensions will be constructed (under drains), which will connect to existing drainage structures. 15304 Class 4 (b): minor alterations will be made to existing landscape areas, which include replacement of grass/turf with bioretention planting, which is low water use and water efficient (no trees are planned for removal).
County Clerk
Los Angeles


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