Wells N62, N57, N60 and N64 tie into Existing District Facilities


SCH Number
Public Agency
Santa Lucia Preserve Community Services District
Document Title
Wells N62, N57, N60 and N64 tie into Existing District Facilities
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project proposes development and use of Wells N62, N57, N60 and N64 and their tie into existing District Facilities. The construction and implementation of the proposed project will have a negligible impact on the surrounding area due to the limited and temporary construction impacts and the project being integrated with the existing facilities. Domestic and fire slow water supply is provided by the community water system and managed on a community wide basis for the 20,000 acre community of which 18,000 acres are permanent open space. The existing water system includes a series of wells, storage facilities, and distribution and transmission system supply water for the uses within the Preserve. No expansion of service is proposed. The existing water system is operated by the Community Services District (CSD) and is permitted by the Monterey County Department of Environmental Health and the SWRCB, formerly the CA Dept of Public Health.

Contact Information

Forrest Arthur
Agency Name
Community Services District, Santa Lucia Preserve
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
Carmel Valley

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, Sec 15301; Sec 15303(d)
Reasons for Exemption
Cont: and 15304(f); Declared Emergency (Sec 21080(b)(3); 15269(a)); Emergency Project (Sec 21080(b)(4); 15269(b)(c); Statutory Exemption-other Sec 15301. The construction and development of Wells N62, N57, N60 and tie-in was analyzed pursuant to CEQA, and it was determined that the activity in question is exempt from CEQA under 14 Cal. Code Regs, specifically, section class 1 "Existing Fac" categorical exemption [sec 15301] and (c) Class 3: New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures. Sec 15301 stipulates that "the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alternation of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansions of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination," are exempt from CEQA, including Sec 15301 (b) which stipulates that "existing facilities of both investor and publically-owned utilities used to provide electric power, natural gas, sewerage, or other public utility service." The project qualifies under 15303 construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures (d) [water well and tie in]; and 15304 minor public or private alterations in the condition of land (f) Drilling and minor trenching and backfilling where the surface is restored. The State of CA and the Board of the CSD have recognized that the drought situation requires immediate action to provide for the approved water supply to existing communities, including the Santa Lucia Preserve Community served by the CSD. As a result, in addition to the foregoing exemptions from the CEQA Guidelines Section, the project shall also be considered exempt from CEQA pursuant to the statutory exemption for emergency projects. (21080, subd. (b), 21060.3. (Resolution # 15-04, CSD, Adopted April 24, 2015.)

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