Accelerating Drought Resilience Through Innovative Technologies


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Accelerating Drought Resilience Through Innovative Technologies
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
This project will develop a replicable model for streamlining the planning, permitting and financing of technologies that save both energy and water. The recipient will pilot the model for Tulare county in an effort to develop a roadmap for implementation of the model in other similar rural agricultural communities.

Contact Information
Juventino Mendoza
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814



Other Information
427 S Garden Street

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Section 15306 of CEQA provides categorical exemption for a project "Consist of basic data collection, research experimental management, and resource evaluation activities". The project consists of developing an innovative self-sustaining and replicable regional planning, permitting and financing model for California's rural agricultural communities designed to accelerate successful integration of high potential strategies and technologies that achieve the region's long-term drought resilience vision, goals and objectives. Therefore, the project qualifies as a categorical exemption under section 15306. Creation and funding any future projects will be subject to future environmental review under CEQA and approval by the city.
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