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Archived Environmental Documents
Southern California Area Office

All actions proposed by the Bureau of Reclamation's Southern California Area Office (SCAO) are reviewed for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Endangered Species Act, the National Historic Preservation Act and many other laws, regulations, executive orders, and policies intended to protect environmental values.

Below are archives of documents for past activities which are no longer available for public comment or review; current documents can be found on our Environmental Documents page.



Archived Environmental Documents
2012

Finding of No Significant Impact

Hi-Desert Water District Water Reclamation Facility, Wastewater Treatment Plant, and Sewer Collection System Project - San Bernardino County, CA Finding of No Significant Impact. The Bureau of Reclamation is authorized to provide funds for the Hi-Desert Water District to construct a wastewater collection and reuse facility in the Town of Yucca Valley. The proposed project includes a Water Reclamation Facility, groundwater recharge basins, collection pipelines and pumping stations. (Released May 14, 2012)

2011

Findings of No Significant Impact

Chino Desalter Phase 3 Expansion - San Bernardino County, CA Finding of No Significant Impact. The Bureau of Reclamation is funding the Inland Empire Utilities Agency's drilling of six wells in the Chino Creek area to increase collection of brackish groundwater from the lower Chino Basin to 40,000 acre-feet per year. An Initial Study for this activity is also available. (Released September 28, 2011)

Sub-Regional Water Reclamation Plants - San Bernardino County, CA Finding of No Significant Impact. The Bureau of Reclamation is funding the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority's construction of two sub-regional water reclamation plants that will be used to recharge the groundwater basin to serve customers in Hesperia and Apple Valley with about 2,240 acre-feet of recycled water annually. The Executive Summary of the Draft Environmental Impact Report for this activity is also available; the full document is available upon request to dmcpherson@usbr.gov. (Released September 11, 2011)

Environmental Assessments/Impact Statements/Impact Reports

Riverside-Corona Feeder Project Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report / Environmental Impact Statement.

Section 1.0 thru 4.2 Section 4.3 thru 4.7 Section 4.8 thru 4.10 Section 4.11 thru 9.0

The Bureau of Reclamation and Western Municipal Water District prepared a joint SDEIR/DEIS for the Project that includes the construction of an aquifer storage and recovery project, including new groundwater wells and a 28-mile pipeline. The public and agencies are invited to comment on the document. A news release, Federal Register notice, and archived documents related to the project are available on-line. The appendices for the SDEIR/DEIS are available upon request to awitherall@usbr.gov. (Comment period closed March 22, 2011.)

2010

Findings of No Significant Impact

Recycled Waterline and Interconnection for City of Corona Water Recycling and Reuse Project - Riverside County, CA Finding of No Significant Impact. The Bureau of Reclamation is funding the City of Corona's construction of a pipeline to expand recycled water service to a southern portion of the city. (Released September 27, 2010)

Elsinore Valley MWD Wildomar Recycled Water Master Plan - Riverside County, CA Finding of No Significant Impact. Recovery Act funds are being provided to construct infrastructure to provide recycled water service to 25 new customers. (Released August 12, 2010)

Bishop-Paiute Native Fish Refuge - Inyo County, CA Finding of No Significant Impact. Recovery Act funds are being provided to enhance wetlands on a conservation area on the Bishop-Paiute Reservation. (Released June 28, 2010)

Yucaipa Valley Regional Brineline Extension Project - San Bernardino & Riverside Counties, CA Finding of No Significant Impact. Recovery Act funds are being provided to the Yucaipa Valley Water District to install 14 miles of pipeline connecting the Wochholz Regional Water Recycling Facility to the Santa Ana Regional Interceptor, to convey reverse-osmosis brine waste and surplus recycled wastewater to the Orange County Sanitation District for treatment and disposal to the Pacific Ocean. (Released February 17, 2010)


Environmental Assessments/Impact Statements/Impact Reports

Riverside-Corona Feeder Pipeline Realignment Project Federal Register Notice. The Bureau of Reclamation and the Western Municipal Water District will prepare a joint EIS/EIR for the proposed Riverside-Corona Feeder Project. The public and agencies are invited to comment on the scope of the EIS/EIR and the proposed alternatives. (Comment period closed March 26, 2010.)

Riverside-Corona Feeder Pipeline Realignment Project Reference Information:

Notice of Preparation of a Draft Supplemental Program Environmental Impact Report - Western Municipal Water District, Riverside, CA As lead agency for this action, Western Municipal Water District (WMWD) will prepare a Draft Supplemental Program Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for the project. (Released July 30, 2008)

Riverside-Corona Feeder Pipeline Realignment Supplemental EIR/EIS Scoping Information Summary Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act, WMWD prepared an Initial Study in July 2008 to assess the potential significant effects which could result from the proposed action and determined that a Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) should be prepared. (Session held August 11, 2008)

Riverside-Corona Feeder Pipeline Realignment Project Location Map (Prepared December 7, 2009)

2009

Findings of No Significant Impact

Recycled Water System Pressurization and Expansion Project - Riverside County, CA Finding of No Significant Impact. Recovery Act funds are being provided to the Eastern Municipal Water District to install 4 recycled water storage tanks, a booster pump station and 35,000 feet of pipeline to pressurize and expand an existing recycled water distribution system. (Released December 30, 2009)

Irvine Basin Groundwater and Surface Water Improvement Projects - Orange County, CA Finding of No Significant Impact. Federal funds are being provided to the Irvine Ranch Water District for the San Diego Creek Watershed Natural Treatment System, a watershed-wide system of 31 manmade wetlands to improve water quality in San Diego Creek. (Released December 21, 2009)

Upper Mojave River Groundwater Regional Recharge and Recovery Project and Oro Grande Groundwater Recharge Project - San Bernardino County, CA Finding of No Significant Impact. Recovery Act funds are being provided to the Mojave Water Agency to install groundwater wells, pipelines, reservoir storage tanks, a pump station, and a chlorination facility for aquifer storage and recovery using California State Water Project supplies and the Mojave River groundwater basin. (Released December 9, 2009)

Groundwater Enhancement and Treatment Program - Ventura County, CA Finding of No Significant Impact. Recovery Act funds are being provided to the City of Oxnard to install an advanced water purification facility and recycled water backbone system using an abandoned pipeline. (Released December 8, 2009)

Mullholland Highway Recycled Water Transmission Main - Los Angeles County, CA Finding of No Significant Impact. Federal funds are being provided for the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District to install approximately 9,000 feet of 24-inch diameter pipeline along Las Virgines Road from the Tapia Water Reclamation Plant to Mulholland Highway. (Released October 23, 2009)

Vail Lake Transmission Main and Pump Station - Riverside County, CA Finding of No Significant Impact. Federal funds are being provided for the Rancho California Water District to construct the Vail Lake Water Storage Pipeline and Pump Station Project which will connect Vail Lake to the District's imported water system via a transmission main and pump station. (Released October 8, 2009)


Environmental Assessments/Impact Statements/Impact Reports

San Diego Creek Watershed Natural Treatment System Environmental Assessment. The project consists of a series of constructed wetlands designed to improve water quality in San Diego Creek and upper Newport Bay, in Orange County, California. (Comment period CLOSED - ended Sept 22, 2009.)

Eastern Municipal Water District Recycled Water - Leon Road Booster Station and Benton Road Storage Tank & Pipeline Environmental Assessment/Draft Environmental Impact Report. The project has three main components: a 7,000 gallon per minute water booster station, a 4 million gallon recycled water storage tank, and a 24-inch diameter recycled water pipeline. (Comment period CLOSED - ended Sept 3, 2009.)

Hi-Desert Water District Water Reclamation Facility, Wastewater Treatment Plant and Sewer Collection System Project Initial Study/ Environmental Assessment. The project includes the construction of a centralized wastewater treatment and water reclamation facility and collection pipelines. (Comment period CLOSED - ended July 9, 2009.)

Eastern Municipal Water District Proposed Recycled Water System Pressurization and Expansion Project Environmental Assessment/Draft Program Environmental Impact Report. The project has three main components: the tank project, the Hemet Citrus in-lieu project, and pond pump stations. (Comment period CLOSED - ended June 18, 2009.)

Updated Department of the Interior regulations for implementing NEPA (43 CFR Part 46) were published in the Federal Register on October 15, 2008 (73 FR 61291).

Need More Information?

If you have any questions or need additional information, contact Doug McPherson, Environmental Protection Specialist, at dmcpherson@usbr.gov or by phone at: (951) 695-5310.

Updated: March 2013