An ORdinance to Prevent the Mining and Export of Groundwater within the Unincorporated Areas of Merced County

Summary

SCH Number
2015038252
Lead Agency
Merced County
Document Title
An ORdinance to Prevent the Mining and Export of Groundwater within the Unincorporated Areas of Merced County
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
3/26/2015

Document Description
The risks to health, safety and well-being in Merced County from the mining and export of groundwater require the county to take immediate action while Merced County transitions to implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014 (SGMA), which recognizes and preserves the authority of cities and counties to manage groundwater pursuant to their police powers.

Contact Information
Oksana Newmen
Merced County
2222 M Street
Merced, CA 95340

Phone : (209) 385-7654

Location

Counties
Merced
Regions
Countywide Unincorporated

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15061(b)(3); 15307, 15308
Reasons for Exemption
The ordinance itself will not create new adverse effects, as it does not prohibit existing activity, and only prohibits new activity with a potenial to exacerbate current environmentally harmful conditions.

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