Discretionary Well Permitting and Management Program

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Stanislaus County
Document Title
Discretionary Well Permitting and Management Program
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR

Document Description
Stanislaus County is implementing a Discretionary Well Permitting and Management Program pursuant to its Groundwater Ordinance, which was adopted in November 2014 to promote sustainable groundwater management in the unincorporated areas of the County. The project consists of continued discretionary well permitting and regulation activities that will be implemented after the PEIR is adopted to assure that groundwater extraction complies with the Groundwater Ordinance's prohibition against unsustainable groundwater extraction. The purpose of the PEIR is to streamline the environmental review process for subsequent individual well permit applications, and to help refine the program and make it more robust through environmental analysis and assignment of program level mitigation, as needed.

Contact Information
Walter Ward
Stanislaus County
3800 Cornucopia Way, Suite C
Modesto, CA 95358

(209) 525-6710



Notice of Completion

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Development Type
Water Facilities (wells Type, unkown MGD)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Well permits
Project Issues
Landuse Growth Inducing Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Solid Waste Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Sewer Capacity Septic System Schools/Universities Recreation/Parks Public Services Population/Housing Balance Noise Minerals Geologic/Seismic Forest Land/Fire Hazard Flood Plain/Flooding Economics/Jobs Drainage/Absorption Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Agricultural Land
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation Caltrans, District 10 Central Valley Flood Protection Board Delta Stewardship Council Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4 Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Sacramento) Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 10 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance
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