Clean Water Act Section 401 – Certification and Wetlands Program

Public Notices


Applications for Water Quality Certifications, and proposed multi-regional projects.

Pursuant to federal law (Title 33, United States Code, Section 1341; Clean Water Act Section 401), applicants for a federal license or permit for activities which may discharge to waters of the United States must seek Water Quality Certification from the state with jurisdiction. Such Certification is based on a finding that the discharge will meet water quality standards and other applicable requirements. In California, Regional Water Quality Control Boards (Regional Boards) issue or deny Certification for discharges within their geographical jurisdiction. The State Water Resources Control Board has this responsibility for projects affecting waters within multiple Regional Board jurisdictions.

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This information is provided in satisfaction of the public notice requirements of Section 3858, Title 23, of the California Code of Regulations, which govern the State's Certification Program.

To submit comments, or if you have questions, please contact the staff identified for the project via email, or send written comments to:

State Water Resources Control Board
Attn: [insert staff name and project name]
Wetlands Permitting, Division of Water Quality
1001 I Street, Floor 15
Sacramento, CA 95814

2022

County Name Applicant Project Name Project Purpose Posting Date Comment Deadline Contact
Ventura County Southern California Edison TD1481134, TD1908637, TD1596556 Santa Paula Deteriorated Pole Replacement Project The Project involves removing and replacing three existing wood poles on the Balcom 16 kilovolt Fillmore–Sub Distribution Circuit (refer to Table 1, below, for Project components): Pole 925612E, Pole 925611E, and Pole 4376251E. The Project is located approximately 0.25 mile up an existing, gated, dirt access road, north of a private citrus farm. The dirt access road can be reached from Loftus Canyon Road via South Mountain Road. 5/18/2022 6/8/2022 Samantha Parker
Riverside Southern California Edison TD1485942 Arroyo View Deteriorated Pole Replacement Project The purpose of the Nationwide Permit 57 project is to remove and replace a single wood pole in Arroyo Canejo. 5/10/2022 6/1/2022 Devin Jokerst
Santa Barbara County Southern California Edison SCE TD1724479 Bailard Carp Pole Replacement Project The Project involved replacing one deteriorated 60-foot-tall wooden pole with a new 60-foot-tall wooden pole. 5/11/2022 5/31/2022 Alexander Lopez
Ventura County Southern California Edison Saugus-Fillmore-Santa Clara-Wakefield (Idle)-Timber Canyon 66-kV Line (S-F-SC-W-TC) Deteriorated Pole Replacement (TD1468324) The project consists of removing five deteriorated wood poles (composed of two H-frames and a single wood pole) and replacing them with three tubular steel poles (TSPs). Poles will be accessed via temporary graded access paths, and replaced using heavy equipment including but not limited to backhoe, augur, crane, and concrete delivery/pumping trucks. 4/29/2022 5/20/2022 Alexander Lopez
San Luis Obispo Southern California Gas Company eTS 51916 SL44-307 Morro Creek Crossing Recoat Project in Morro Bay The purpose of this Nationwide Permit 12 project is to remove the damaged coating, inspect the pipe, and recoat the pipe along the span and for a short distance beneath the stream banks. The pipeline will be excavated and exposed using hand tools. 4/29/2022 5/20/2022 Devin Jokerst
San Diego County San Diego Gas & Electric Company eTS 8363 TL 6926 Fire Hardening Project The Project will involve: 1) the removal of 7 miles of TL 6926, leaving the existing distribution circuits in place from the Rincon Substation to the Valley Center Substation; 2) the installation of an underground alignment from Valley Center Substation to a cable pole on Pauma Heights Road; and 3) rebuilding 3 miles of an existing single circuit to a double circuit from able pole on Pauma Heights Road to the Rincon Substation. 5/2/2022 5/20/2022 Samantha Parker
San Diego County San Diego Gas & Electric Company Line 1600 Daley Ranch Hydrotest Project To safely conduct the strength test and prevent leaks from occurring, SDG&E will first remove one pressure-control fitting, remove 11 elbow bends, remove two wrinkle bends, install test heads, and replace and reroute two sections of pipe. 4/27/2022 5/18/2022 Samantha Parker
Imperial County SoCalGas SoCalGas Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan (PSEP) for Line 41-6000-1 Line Abandonment Project The purpose of the Nationwide Permit 12 project is to remove a segment of a natural gas pipeline and replace service connection to an existing meter at the Calipatria State Prison. 4/11/2022 5/2/2022 Alex Lopez
Placer County Kinder Morgan (SFPP, L.P.) SFPP LS-64 SWML Anomaly Repair at Site CA-69 This project will conduct direct assessment of potential seam weld metal loss by excavation on its 8-inch Line Section 64 pipeline. Repairs will be made as necessary to maintain the pipeline’s integrity. 3/30/2022 4/20/2022 Ashley Powell
Humboldt, Mendocino, Monterey, Siskiyou, and Sonoma Counties California Department of Fish and Wildlife 2021 Fisheries Habitat Restoration Projects The Project would include the following restoration or enhancement activity classes: Instream Habitat Improvements, Unanchored Large Woody Debris, Fish Passage at Stream Crossings, Riparian Habitat Restoration, Upslope Restoration, and Watershed and Stream Bank Stability.

For a description of the proposed Project, see the public notice document.
3/24/2022 4/14/2022 Brendan Reed
Los Angeles County Southern California Edison TD1559926 Lake Palmdale Idle Pole Removal Project The proposed Project involves removing three idle 40-foot-tall Class 5 wood poles (SCE Poles 800359E, 800360E, and 800361E) as they are no longer utilized to distribute power to customers. 3/17/2022 4/7/2022 Ashley Powell
Humboldt, Trinity, and Shasta Vero Fiber Networks Digital 299 Broadband Project For a description of the proposed Project, see the public notice document. 3/11/2022 4/1/2022 Brendan Reed
San Bernardino County Southern California Edison TD1362226 Blythe Black Meadow Landing Deteriorated Pole Replacement Project The proposed Project involves removing and replacing one wood pole with a new wood pole in the same location. The new hole will be dug by hand or mechanical auger, and the pole will be set by truck. Standard excavation depths range between 6 and 10 feet with a diameter of 2 to 3 feet. 3/3/2022 3/23/2022 Alex Lopez
Contra Costa County SFPP, LP SFPP LS-8 SWML Anomaly Repair at Site CA-80 The project will assess the pipeline using excavation to evaluate the pipeline’s integrity. 3/2/2022 3/23/2022 Ashley Powell
Mono County Southern California Edison Twin Lakes Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) Project proposes to install a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to improve the reliability of SCE’s Highland Electrical Grid. The project includes trenching, grading, and the installation of a concrete foundation to support the battery placement, storage area, enclosed switches and conductors. A perimeter wall will also be installed around the BESS facility. Access improvements for the BESS will involve the culverting of a roadside ditch. 3/1/2022 3/21/2022 Alex Lopez
Riverside County Southern California Edison TD1658477 Wildomar Balloon Deteriorated Pole Replacement Project The project will remove and replace deteriorated wooden pole 1885590E and install one caisson. 2/25/2022 3/18/2022 Ashley Powell
Contra Costa County SFPP, LP SFPP LS-8 SWML Anomaly Repair at Site CA-88 The purpose of this project is to inspect and repair a crude oil pipeline. The pipeline will be accessed via trench excavation. 2/24/2022 3/16/2022 Alex Lopez
Contra Costa County SFPP, LP SFPP LS-8 SWML Anomaly Repair at Site CA-87 The project will complete direct assessments on the 8-inch LA-8 Pipeline via open trench excavation. Repairs will be made if necessary. 2/18/2022 2/11/2022 Ashley Powell
Alameda County SFPP, LP SFPP LS-16 SWML Integrity Digs CA-164 and CA-165 Project aims to complete two pipeline assessments and, if necessary, repairs along a petroleum pipeline. The pipeline will be accessed by open trench excavation. 2/17/2022 3/10/2022 Alex Lopez
San Bernardino County Southern California Edison TD1389728 Cima Deteriorated Pole Replacement Project The purpose of this project is to remove and replace Pole X15872E. 02/17/2022 03/10/2022 Ashley Powell
Contra Costa County SFPP, LP SFPP LS-72 SWML Anomaly Repair at Site CA-106 The purpose of this project is to inspect and repair a crude oil pipeline. The pipeline will be accessed via trench excavation. 2/10/2022 3/2/2022 Alex Lopez
Contra Costa County SFPP, LP SFPP LS-72 SWML Anomaly Repair at Site CA-105 The purpose of this project is to inspect and repair a crude oil pipeline. The pipeline will be accessed via trench excavation. 2/7/2022 2/27/2022 Alex Lopez
Solano County Pacific Gas and Electric T-1541 L-150 MP 10.87-15.75 Test Pb-185 - Location H PG&E will be conducting hydrostatic strength testing of the existing 6-inch diameter L-150 natural gas pipeline in Solano County. 01-25-2022 02-15-2022 Alex Lopez
San Diego County San Diego Gas & Electric Company Line 1600 Moosa Creek Hydrotest Project To safely conduct the strength test and prevent leaks from occurring, SDG&E must first remove three pressure control fittings and nine elbow bends (BNDs) on the existing pipeline, install test heads, and install a two-inch-diameter temporary bypass line to feed Regulator Station 1483. 01-24-2022 02-13-2022 Alex Lopez
San Joaquin County California Department of Transportation 10-1E610 - SJ Drainage Pump Plant Upgrade The proposed Drainage Pump Plant Upgrade project proposes to rehabilitate five (5) storm water pumping plants on State Routes (SRs) 4, SR 99 and SR 120 in San Joaquin (SJ) County. 01-12-2021 02-02-2022 Ashley Powell

2021

County Name Applicant Project Name Project Purpose Posting Date Comment Deadline Contact
Santa Clara County Pacific Gas and Electric R-1243 L-300A Mile Point (MP) 485.8-486 Pipe Replacement Project The project includes a vintage pipe replacement consisting of approximately 1,400-feet of L-300A. The segment contains an approximately 45-foot-long span within a jurisdictional wetland that will be replaced via open trench. Trenches will be backfilled with a mix of native and non-native material. The existing span will be removed. Existing contours will be restored. 12-31-2021 01-20-2022 Jean Bandura
Los Angeles County Southern California Edison TD1650157 San Francisquito Canyon Anchor Replacement Project The proposed Project involves installation of a new anchor for SCE Pole 4103836E 12-31-2021 01-20-2022 Alex Lopez
Ventura County Southern California Edison TD1721125 Gonzalez Deteriorated Pole Replacement Project The Project involves replacing one deteriorated pole (Pole 803583E) with a new wood pole located on the Carnegie 16 kilovolt (kV) line. The new pole will be set 1- foot northwest of the existing pole. The pole will be accessed from Harbor Boulevard and will require approximately 530 feet of travel along an existing dirt road. 12-23-2021 01-12-2022 Alex Lopez
Mono County Pacific Gas and Electric Company TD1366659 Mammoth Cottonwood Canyon Road Deteriorated Pole Replacement Project The proposed Project involves removing and replacing one wood pole (Pole 4464444E) with a new wood pole in the same location. The old pole will be accessed by truck and on foot. It will be removed and carried out. The new hole will be dug by hand or mechanical auger and the new pole will be set by truck. 12-23-2021 01-12-2022 Alex Lopez
Riverside County Southern California Edison TD1755155 Redlands Stubby Grid Resiliency Project The proposed Project involves removing and replacing one wood pole (Pole 4824453E) with a new wood pole. The new pole will be set approximately 1 foot north of the old pole location. The pole will be accessed by truck via an existing dirt road. The new pole hole will be dug by machine auger or by hand. 12-23-2021 01-12-2022 Alex Lopez
Santa Clara County Pacific Gas and Electric Company T-1533 GCUST5783 Test 572’ Project

The project involves hydrostatic testing of an approximately 0.6-mile-long segment of an existing natural gas pipeline, a portion of which traverses under a wetland subject to Sections 404 and 401 of the Clean Water Act.

10-14-2021 11-03-2021 Alex Lopez
San Bernardino County Calnev Pipe Line LLC Calnev SWML Anomaly Digs 2021

The need for the proposed project is to perform inspections and maintenance of the buried pipeline to confirm and maintain the integrity of the pipeline.

10-14-2021 11-04-2021 Ashley Powell
San Bernardino County Calnev Pipe Line LLC Calnev ML-1 Anomaly Dig Repair at JT 13651 in Cajon Wash

The purpose of the proposed project is to maintain the existing pipeline conveyance system for public safety, protection of the environment, and operation of its facilities in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

09-30-2021 10-21-2021 Ashley Powell
Fresno County Pacific Gas and Electric Company Los Banos North Crossing Rehabilitation Project

For a description of the proposed project see the draft Order.

Public noticing document
09-10-2021 10-11-2021 Brendan Reed
Napa County City of Calistoga Water Reliability Transmission and Distribution Improvement - Conn Creek Water Line Project The objective of the project is to protect and extend the life of critical water infrastructure from scour and flooding conditions, which may interrupt service, by relocating the existing NBA pipeline out of Conn Creek. 09-07-2021 09-28-2021 Ashley Powell
Mono County Southern California Edison TD1696113 Mammoth Crowley Lake Drive Deteriorated Pole Replacement Project The proposed Project involves removing and replacing one wood pole (Pole 424177S) with a new composite sectional pole in the same location. 08-26-2021 09-15-2021 Ashley Powell
Alameda County Phillips 66 Pipeline Company, LLC Line 200 Repair SID 191, 500.28.61 Project This project will conduct maintenance repairs on the pipeline as required to prevent a “derate” in operating pressure. 08-19-2021 09-09-2021 Ashley Powell
Statewide U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2021 General Water Quality Certification of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permits For a description of the project purpose, see the Public Notice of Application for Water Quality Certification for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permits 08-18-2021 10-2-2021 Beth Payne
Siskiyou County PacificCorp North Ring Fence The purpose of this project is to bring this section of electrical distribution line up to Pacific Power standards for fire resiliency 08-13-2021 09-3-2021 Ashley Powell
Tulare County Southern California Edison TD1548884 Soda Springs Grid Resiliency Project The proposed Project involves pole replacement, pole removal, anchor installation, and/or overhead work on fifteen pole locations. 08-11-2021 08-31-2021 Alex Lopez
Sonoma County Pacific Gas and Electric Project R-1269 This project is designed to repair and protect the pipeline that is currently re-buried under approximately 8” of sediment. 08-10-2021 08-31-2021 Ashley Powell
San Joaquin Pacific Gas and Electric Bellota Substation 115kV Pad Expansion Project This project proposed to develop, construct, and operate the North Central Valley Energy Center located in San Joaquin County, California. 08-04-2021 08-25-2021 Ashley Powell
Monterey County Chevron Pipe Line Company 19-SAL-02 Repair Site
(reissued)
The purpose of the Project is to complete a repair of an identified anomaly on the Salinas River Lateral Pipeline system. The repairs will be completed via temporary open-trenching. 08-04-2021 08-25-2021 Ashley Powell
Ventura County Southern California Edison TD1515478 Daggett Deteriorated Pole Replacement This project will remove an existing H-Frame and install a new H-frame and associated caissons immediately southeast of the existing H-frame and caissons on the Kramer-Coolwater 115kV circuit line. 07-14-2021 08-04-2021 Alex Lopez
San Bernardino County Southern California Edison TD1496827, TD1645008, TD1645009, and TD1645010 Lytle Creek Green Mountain Road Deteriorated Pole Replacement Project The proposed Project involves removing and replacing fourteen (14) wood poles with new wood poles, with one pole (4538196E) being located within RWQCB and USACE jurisdiction. 07-14-2021 08-03-2021 Alex Lopez
Contra Costa County Chevron Environmental Management Company Old Valley Pipeline Section Removal Across Refugio Creek Project seeks to remove a section of the Old Valley Pipeline to enhance the safety of the retired pipeline by removing it from where it crosses over the Refugio Creek. 07-13-2021 08-02-2021 Alex Lopez
San Bernardino County Frontier Communications Frontier 5251436 Project proposes to repair and upgrade an underground fiber optic cable using an existing conduit within Badger Channel. 07-02-2021 07-22-2021 Alex Lopez
Sonoma County Sonoma County Pavement Preservation Program

Routine maintenance of existing roadways, including culverts, guard rails, and roadside ditches.

07-01-2021 07-31-2021 Mark Chin
Multiple N/A Statewide Restoration General Order Proposed Order for Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification and Waste Discharge Requirements for Restoration Projects Statewide.
  • Notice and Documents for Public Review
06-30-2021 08-13-2021 See Notice for contact information
Ventura County Southern California Gas eTs 45579 L406 MP 17.76 Aggen Span Maintenance Project Includes pipeline inspection, paint abatement, coating removal, and recoating that will require the temporary installation of scaffolding within the channel in LA RWQCB jurisdiction. 06-30-2021 07-21-2021 Ashley Powell
Mariposa County National Park Service Rehabilitation of Bridalveil Creek Campground Water Distribution System Phase I The project will replace approximately 12,000 linear feet of existing cast iron and galvanized steel water line with all appurtenances, including nine hydrants; replace one existing meter and a badly deteriorated underground water tank with an above ground storage tank at Bridalveil Creek Campground; and install new water meters throughout the Bridalveil Creek Campground. 06-29-2021 07-19-2021 Alex Lopez
San Bernardino County Southern California Edison TD1344599 Lytle Creek Deteriorated Pole Replacement Project The Project aims to remove and replace one deteriorated wood electricity pole with a new wood pole, as well as to install an anchor to support the new pole. 06-22-2021 07-12-2021 Alex Lopez
Contra Costa County City of Hercules Sycamore Avenue Trunk Sewer Replacement Project The existing pipeline will be replaced with a 30-inch fusible polyvinyl chloride (FPVC) or high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe generally in the same alignment. 06-08-2021 06-29-2021 Ashley Powell
Merced County SFPP, LP, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan LS-62 Pipeline Exposure at Merced River Project Project proposes to remove a section of exposed petroleum pipeline from the Merced River. 5-28-2021 6-17-2021 Alex Lopez
Sacramento County Pacific Gas and Electric (V-519) PROJECT The purpose of the project is to permanently remove the inoperable cross-tie valve and
replace with one (1) new 16 inch-pipe and one (1) new 12-inch pipe approximately 6 feet
long to strengthen the integrity of the SP2Z and SP4Z gas pipelines.
5-25-2021 6-15-2021 Ashley Powell
Mono County Southern California Edison TD1622181 Casa Diablo-Control-Sherwin 115kV Subtransmission Line Deteriorated Pole Replacement Project SCE or SCE contracted crews propose to replace one existing deteriorated wood H-frame structure one new Light-Weight Steel H-frame structure. This structure will be removed and replaced using a helicopter set and foot access (hand digging). 5-20-2021 6-9-2021 Ashley Powell
Inyo County Southern California Edison 903098758 Control-Haiwee Remediation Project Project intends to repair two legs of an electrical transmission tower. Repairs are needed to address damaged concrete caps and corroded steel leg members. 5-20-2021 6-9-2021 Alex Lopez
Mono County Southern California Edison TD1663124 Mammoth Point Ranch Deteriorated Pole Replacement Project Project proposes the removal and replacement of a deteriorated wood pole with a new wood pole and includes placement of a 24-inch sonotube around the pole with 2 cubic yards of pea-sized gravel fill material between the pole and the form. 5-19-2021 6-8-2021 Ashley Powell

Ventura County

Southern California Gas Company

Line 8109 Erosion Repair Project

Project aims to excavate, examine, and remediate a pipeline exposure in order to prevent future exposure due to erosion.

5-5-2021

5-25-2021

Alex Lopez

San Luis Obispo County

Pacific Gas and Electric

Morro Creek Tributary Crossing Rehabilitation (South Culvert)

Replace existing culvert crossing of Escabroso Rd to ensure long-term access to electric transmission facilities.

5-4-2021

6-9-2021

Ashley Powell

Sonoma County Sonoma County Pavement Preservation Program Routine maintenance of existing roadways, including culverts, guard rails, and roadside ditches 5-4-2021 5-25-2021 Mark Chin
San Luis Obispo County Pacific Gas and Electric- Fresno Morro Creek Tributary Crossing Rehabilitation (North Culvert) Replace existing culvert crossing of Escabroso Rd to ensure long-term access to electric transmission facilities. 4-26-2021 6-9-2021 Ashley Powell
San Bernardino County San Bernardino County Master Storm Water System Maintenance Program – Concrete Facilities Routine maintenance of concrete lined flood control facilities. 4-19-2021 5-19-2021 Mark Chin
Contra Costa County Chevron Pipe Line Company Chevron Pipe Line Company BAPL 2020-AB-010 PIM Repair Project To investigate and repair/replace a specific anomaly in the Avon to Bethany leg of the Bay Area Product Line. 4-5-2021 4-25-2021 Alex Lopez
Riverside Southern California Gas Company PSEP Line 2001 West Santa Ana River Crossing Pipe Bridge Removal Demolition of existing suspension pipe bridge 4-1-2021 4-21-2021 Elizabeth Reece
Yolo County Chevron Pipe Line Company Bay Area Product Line Sacramento Ship Channel Mat Remediation Replace five displaced or damaged articulated concrete mats protecting an oil pipeline at its crossing in the Sacramento Deep Water Ship Channel 3-22-2021 4-11-2021 Alex Lopez
Los Angeles County Southern California Gas Company Line 225 MP 80.12 Exposure Repair Project Repair a natural gas pipeline and cover the pipeline with erosion-protecting mats. 3-22-2021 4-11-2021 Alex Lopez
Contra Costa County Chevron Pipe Line Company BAPL 2020-RA-001 and 2020-RA-002 PIM Repairs Project Investigate and repair/replace specific anomalies identified in the Bay Area Products Line (BAPL) Richmond leg of the pipeline that could compromise pipeline integrity. 3-19-2021 4-09-2021 Julia Beals
San Diego County SFPP, LP SFPP LS-126 Carlsbad Pipeline Exposure Evaluation Project Evaluate and repair, if applicable, a 238-foot segment of exposed pipeline. 3-19-2021 4-09-2021 Julia Beals
Multiple Cal Fish & Wildlife 2020 Fisheries Habitat Restoration Projects Implement Restoration Activities funded through California Department of Fish and Wildlife grant programs. 2-26-2021 3-19-2021 Brendan Reed

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