Westlands Water District's Execution of a Temporary Water Service Contract with the United States

Summary

SCH Number
2019038176
Lead Agency
Westlands Water District
Document Title
Westlands Water District's Execution of a Temporary Water Service Contract with the United States
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The project is the execution of a Temporary Water Service Contract with the United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) for the purpose of providing non"storable Central Valley Project water within the Westlands Water District (District) boundaries. The beneficiaries of the project are the District, its landowners, and water users. The USSR is a party to the bilateral agreement and as such is a recipient of the District's approval (Pub Resources Code §§21065, 21167.6.5). The Project is entirely administrative in scope

Contact Information
Russ Freeman
Westlands Water District
P.O. Box 6056
Fresno, CA 93703

559-241-6241

Location

Counties
Kings Fresno
Other Location Info
Central Valley Project (CVP) Contractor service areas of Fresno and Kings Counties within the boundaries of Westlands Water District.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15301
Reasons for Exemption
cont., Statutory Exemptions. State code number: Ongoing Project,§ 15261 The project is statutorily exempt from compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act as provided in Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations, Section 15261, because it is merely a continuation of a project approved, funded and fully operated prior to November 23, 1970 and no modification or alteration in the Central Valley Project or the amount of water delivered is proposed. The project is also exempt under 14 CCR 15301 as it provides for the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination. The Project is wholly administrative in scope as the project involves no construction, alteration, or expansion of an existing use.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
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