Authorization of Payment to State Water Contractors Inc. for Fiscal Year 2004/05

Summary

SCH Number
2004078482
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
Received
Posted
7/30/2004

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
Delaine Shane
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Lead/Public Agency
P.O. Box 54153
Los Angeles, CA 90054-0153

Phone : (213) 217-6217

Location

Counties
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.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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