Clean Water Act Section 401 – Certification and Wetlands Program
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:
Attn: [insert staff name and project name]
Wetlands Permitting, Division of Water Quality
1001 I Street, Floor 15
Sacramento, CA 95814
|County Name||Applicant||Project Name||Project Purpose||Posting Date||Comment Deadline||Contact|
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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
|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
|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.
|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.
||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.
|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|
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.
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.
|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|
|City of Wildomar||Bundy Canyon Road Improvement Project, Segment 1||12/28/2020|
|Orange County Public Works||OC Loop Segments O, P, Q Project||12/4/2020|
|County of San Diego||Flood Maintenance Regional General Permit 53||11/6/2020|
|U.S. Army Corps of Engineers||General Water Quality Certification of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Nationwide Permits||10/16/2020|
|Southern California Edison||Eldorado-Lugo-Mohave Series Capacitor Project||10/02/2020|
|California High-Speed Rail Authority||07/24/2020|
|California Department of Transportation||State Route 55 Improvement Project Between Interstate 405 and Interstate 5 (Orange County Transportation Authority Measure 2 Project F South, or SR 55 Project)||07/06/2020|
|California Department of Fish and Wildlife||2019 Fisheries Habitat Restoration Projects||02/28/2020|