Authorization of Payment to State Water Contractors Inc. for Fiscal Year 2004/05
- SCH Number
- Public Agency
- Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
- Document Title
- Authorization of Payment to State Water Contractors Inc. for Fiscal Year 2004/05
- Document Type
- NOE - Notice of Exemption
- Document Description
- Metropolitan proposes to authorize payment to the State Water Contractors Inc. (SWC) for fiscal year 2004/05. Metropolitan proposes to authorize payment of $1.57 million to the SWC, an organization that provides a mechanism to effectively represent the collective interests of Metropolitan and the 26 other State Water Project contractors. The payment will be used for: (1) fiscal year 2004/05 SWC member dues; (2) the Bay-Delta Fund; (3) the Bay-Delta Urban Fund; and (4) the Municipal Water Quality Investigations Fund. The purpose of the SWC is the engage in activities which may further the common interests of its membership with respect to the SWP. These interests include: (1) the timely completion of the project facilities; (2) proper and effective operation of the SWP; and (3) protection and acquisition of the water rights needed for the delivery of water through the SWP.
- Contact Information
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
P.O. Box 54153
Los Angeles, CA 90054-0153
Phone : (213) 217-6217
- Los Angeles
Notice of Exemption
- Exempt Status
- Categorical Exemption
- Type, Section or Code
- sec 15306, 15322, 15378(b)(4)
- Reasons for Exemption
- The proposed actions on the funding components associated with the membership dues are not subject to CEQA because they involve governmental fiscal activities; which do not involve any commitment to any specific project that may result in a potentially significant physical impact to the environment. For carrying out a varitey of studies in conjunction with the participation through these memberships, the proposed actions are exempt under the provisions of CEQA and the State CEQA Guidelines, since they involve basic data collection and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. These activities may be strictly for information gathering purposes, or as part of a study leading to actions that a public agency has not yet approved, adopted or funded. In addition, membership dues would involve the implementation of educational and training programs with neglibible or no expansion of use.
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