2014 Coachella Valley Integrated Regional Watershed Management (IRWM) Plan

Summary

SCH Number
2014058290
Lead Agency
Riverside County
Document Title
2014 Coachella Valley Integrated Regional Watershed Management (IRWM) Plan
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
Proposed project includes the adoption of the updated 2014 Coachella Valley IRWM Plan. The Coachella Valley IRWM Plan was updated in 2014 and identifies potential projects and priorities for a watershed region to manage the water resources for the Coachella Valley IRWM Region. The Coachella Valley IRWM Plan presents an integrated regional approach for addressing water management issues through a process that identifies and involve water management stakeholders from the Coachella Valley. The Coachella Valley IRWM Plan does not bind the various agencies to any specific projects and will not legally bind any future activities related to water resources through this plan. however, the Coachella Valley IRWM Plan does help create a framework and procedures to collaborate for future water management planning, as well as helping secure new funding resources for potential future activities.

Contact Information
Steven Horn
Riverside County
4080 Lemon Street, 4th Floor
Riverside, CA 92501

951-955-1110

Location

Counties
San Diego San Bernardino Riverside

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15306, 15061, 15262
Reasons for Exemption
Statutory Exemption S:15262 Project is exempt from the provisions of CEQA specifically by the State CEQA Guidelines as identified below. The project will not result in any specific of general exceptions to the use of the categorical exemptions as detailed under State CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2. The project will not cause any impacts to scenic resources, historic resources, or unique sensitive environments. Further, no unusual circumstances or potential cumulative impacts would occur that may reasonably create an environmental impact. The project as proposed only includes the approval and adoption of the 2014 Coachella Valley IRWM Plan, which acts as a long-range planning tool for future water management practices; no environmental impacts are anticipated to occur. Section 15262 - Feasiblity and Planning Studies Statutory Exemption. Section 15306 - Information Collection Categorical Exemption. Section 15061 (b) (3) - Common Sense Exemption.
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