Preserve Seeks Comments on Environmental Assessment for Calnev Pipeline Cathodic Protection Project

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Date: July 31, 2015
Contact: Danette Woo, (760) 252-6107

The National Park Service (NPS) has completed an environmental assessment (EA) for the Installation of Cathodic Protection on the Calnev Pipeline in Soda Lake, Mojave National Preserve, San Bernardino County, California. The purpose of this environmental assessment (EA) is to analyze the consequences of taking no action compared with any of three options to replace the depleted cathodic protection system. This document analyzes three options for protecting two petroleum transport pipelines from erosion across a corrosive environment.It also takes into consideration the wilderness designation of Soda Lake and includes a minimum requirements analysis.

The Calnev Pipeline system consists of one 8 5/8-inch pipeline and one 14-inch pipeline;it transports gasoline, diesel and jet fuel from Colton California to delivery points in San Bernardino County, and terminates in Las Vegas, Nevada.Both pipelines cross Soda Lake in Mojave National Preserve.Due to the highly corrosive soils of the Soda Lake playa, cathodic protection along the Calnev Pipeline depletes more rapidly than in other environments.

The Preserve welcomes your comments on the project and EA.The EA is available online at, and at Mojave National Preserve's three visitor centers.Copies of the EA are also available upon request; contact Danette Woo by e-mail or (760) 252-6107 for more information.  

Comments on the project will be accepted from July 31 through August 30, 2015. They may be submitted online ( or mailed to:

Comments must be received no later than August 30, 2015.They can be directed to:

Mojave National Preserve
ATTENTION: Calnev Pipeline EA Comments
2701 Barstow Road
Barstow, California 92311

Last updated: August 7, 2015

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