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AB-83 Environment: CEQA exemption: recycled water pipeline.(2011-2012)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 21080.21 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

21080.21.
 (a)  This division does not apply to any project of less than one mile in length within a public street or highway or any other public  street, highway, or  right-of-way for the installation of a new pipeline or the maintenance, repair, restoration, reconditioning, relocation, replacement, removal, or demolition of an existing pipeline. For purposes of this section, “pipeline” includes subsurface facilities but does not include any surface facility related to the operation of the underground facility. 
(b) This division does not apply to a project of less than eight miles in length for the installation of a new pipeline for the distribution of recycled water, as defined in Section 13050 of the Water Code, within a paved public street, highway, or right-of-way.
(c) For the purposes of this section, “pipeline” includes subsurface facilities but does not include any surface facility related to the operation of an underground facility.
(d) This section does not limit an obligation to conduct a study for a pipeline project, including a traffic study, required pursuant to other law.
SEC. 2.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because a local agency or school district has the authority to levy service charges, fees, or assessments sufficient to pay for the program or level of service mandated by this act, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code.