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

2021

County Name Applicant Project Name Project Purpose Posting Date Comment Deadline Contact
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

2020