Westlands Water District Distribution District #1 (District) Interim Renewal of Central Valley Project (CVP) Water Service Contract #14-06-200-3365A-IR10-B

Summary

SCH Number
2007018183
Public Agency
Westlands Water District
Document Title
Westlands Water District Distribution District #1 (District) Interim Renewal of Central Valley Project (CVP) Water Service Contract #14-06-200-3365A-IR10-B
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
1/25/2007

Document Description
The interim renewal of the District's Bureau of Reclamation water service contract for the purpose of continuing delivery of CVP water within the District's service area boundary. The beneficiaries of the project are the District, its land owners, and water users. The project is entirely administrative in scope.

Contact Information
Susan Ramos
Westlands Water District
Lead/Public Agency
P.O. Box 6056
Fresno, CA 93703

Phone : (559) 241-6215

Location

Counties
Fresno

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301, 15261
Reasons for Exemption
The project is statutorily exempt from compliance with CEQA because it is merely a continuation of a project approved, funded, and fully operated prior to November 23, 1970 and no modification or alteration in the Central Valley Project or the amount of water delivered is proposed. The project is exempt under 14 CCR 15273(a)(1) to the extent that the Interim Contract Renewal requires changes in rates charged for water, those changes may increase the District's operating expenses. To the extent the District has to change water rates it charges its water users as a result of increases mandated by the Interim Contract Renewal those waters are exempt. The project is also exempt under 14 CCR 15301 as it provides for the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination. The project is wholly administrative in scope as the project involves no construction, alteration, or expansion of an existing 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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