Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Coordinated Operating Agreement (COA)
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Metropolitan and the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District (Valley District) will amend an existing Coordinated Operating Agreement (COA) through 2035, for continued cooperative development of opportunities to identify water supply exchanges. The COA will provide mutual benefits involving each agency's distribution system capabilities and improved Metropolitan water supply reliability. In addition, Metroplitan and the Valley District will enter into an exchange agreement for 11,000 acre-feet of water supplies to demonstrate the ability of existing facilities to produce and convey local water supplies.
The proposed project consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipmen, or topographic features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination. The proposed project consist of the creation of government funding mechanisms or other government fiscal activities which do not involve any commitment to any specific project which may result in a potentially significant physical impact on the environment.