Assignment of State Water Project (SWP) Contract (SWP Contract) from the Santa Barbara County Flood Control and Water Conservation District to the Central Water

Summary

SCH Number
2018018095
Lead Agency
Central Coast Water Authority
Document Title
Assignment of State Water Project (SWP) Contract (SWP Contract) from the Santa Barbara County Flood Control and Water Conservation District to the Central Water
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
1/8/2018

Document Description
In 1963, the District entered into the SWP Contract with DWR for the delivery of the SWP water to the county. In exchange for such service, the District agreed to repay all associated SWP capital and operating costs. On Aug 31, 1991, CCWA's members entered into the Joint Exercise of Powers agreement creating CCWA. Thereafter, CCWA entered into a "water supply agreement" with each Member and other retail agencies and end users providing for CCWA's delivery of SWP to each participant in return for each participant payment of all associated costs. For the past 26 years, CCWA has assumed full responsibility for performance of SWP contract pursuant to the TFRA. The parties now propose to release the District from all obligations under the SWP contract and assign the SWP contract to CCWA. As necessary to authorize CCWA to agree to the assignment, the following approvals will also occur: 1) the Members will each agree to amend the Joint Exercise Powers agreement to authorize CCWA to contract with DWR for the delivery of SWP water to the County; 2) each Member and CCWA will agree to amend the Member's Water Supply Agreement to conform to the above-references amendment of the Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement.

Contact Information
Ray Stokes
Central Coast Water Authority
255 Industrial Way
Buellton, CA 93427

Phone : (805) 688-2292

Location

Cities
Buellton Buellton, Carpinteria, Guadalupe, Santa Barbara, ... Carpinteria Goleta Guadalupe Santa Barbara Santa Maria
Counties
Santa Barbara
Other Information
Carpinteria, Montecito, Santa Ynez, Goleta Water District; Improvement district No. 1

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Other
Type, Section or Code
S: 15061(b)(3), 15320, 15301(b)
Reasons for Exemption
For the past 26 years, CCWA has assumed full responsibility for performance of the SWP Contract pursuant to the TFRA. Will formalize the existing circumstances, rights, and obligations of the parties. In other words, it constitutes a change in organization with no corresponding physical environmental effects. Proposed approvals will result in a substitution of CCWA for the District as the contracting party for the SWP contract, the SWP contracts will remain the same. The transaction will not affect a change in the environment. There is no causal link between the action - assignments of rights - and any environmental impacts. There is no reasonable argument that the assignment will have a significant impact on the environment, either directly or indirectly. Amendment of the Joint Exercise of Powers agreement and each member's water supply agreement does not dictate how funds will be spent, or narrow options or alternatives available to the parties.

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