Memorandum of Agreement for Funding to Develop the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Document Title
Memorandum of Agreement for Funding to Develop the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California ratified a set of principles referred to as the CALFED Statement of Principles (Principles). The Principles, negotiated by a range of state, federal and stakeholder representative, are intended to refocus and redirect the CALFED Environmental Restoration Program as it relateds to operations of, and improvements to, the State Water Projtect and Central Valley Project. The Principles also committed the parties to negotiate a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) memorializing the Principles and further detailing the parties' intent to provide funding to develop the multi-species conservation plan, or Bay-Delta Conservation Plan. The MOA essentially repeats and incorporates the operative terms of the Principles and acknowledges and reverses the parties' rights and responsibilities to comply with all applicable laws. Metropolitan intends to execute the MOA as the next step in development of a more appropriately focused CALFED Environmental Restoration Program and a multi-species conservation program supporting state project operations and improvements.

Contact Information
Laura Simonek
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
P.O. Box 54153
Los Angeles, CA 90054

Phone : (213) 217-6242


Los Angeles Los Angeles, City of
Los Angeles

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15306
Reasons for Exemption
The commitment to the development of a multi-species conservation plan consists of basic data collection and resource evaluation activities, which does not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. This may be strictly for information gathering purposes, or as part of a study leading to an action, which a public agency has not yet approved, adopted, or funded.

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 or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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