In February 2019, the Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA), as CEQA lead agency, certified the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR), adopted Findings of Fact and a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP), and approved the 2019 Santa Ana Conservation and Conjunctive Use Program (SARCCUP) (hereinafter referred to as “Project”). The Project analyzed five projects located within the Santa Ana River Watershed, including the Cannon Pump Station Project. The Western Municipal Water District (WMWD) also certified the Final EIR and made findings as a CEQA responsible agency approving the Project on March 20, 2019.
Subsequent to this certified EIR, WMWD has prepared an Addendum as CEQA lead agency with regard to minor revisions to the Cannon Pump Station Project. The Addendum evaluates updated locations of the water conveyance pipelines, associated vaults, and additional ancillary elements of the Cannon Pump Station Project. The Addendum determined that the minor modifications would not result in substantial changes to the previously certified EIR because it would not involve new significant impacts, nor would it substantially increase the severity of an impact identified in the certified EIR. The Addendum further determined that no new mitigation is required beyond those measures in the previously adopted MMRP.
On June 15, 2022, at a regularly scheduled meeting, the WMWD Board of Directors adopted the Addendum and approved the minor changes to the Cannon Pump Station Project.