Westlands Water District's Execution of the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority Agreement for Acquisition of water by the United States, San Luis...

Summary

SCH Number
2019038644
Lead Agency
Westlands Water District
Document Title
Westlands Water District's Execution of the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority Agreement for Acquisition of water by the United States, San Luis...
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
cont., & Delta-Mendota Water Authority, and Madera Irrigation District from the San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors Water Authority. The project is the execution of the Activity Agreement with San Luts &. Delta-Mendota Water Authority (SLDMWA) for transfer of up to 80,000 acre feet per year from the San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors Water Authority for the benefit of Westlands Water District (District), its landowners, and water users. The SLDMWA is a party to the multiple party · 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
Fresno Kings
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: 15061 (b)(3) and 15301
Reasons for Exemption
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, 15061(b)(3), 15301 and 15304 as it provides for the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, !easing, 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, and does not have the potential for causing significant effect on the environment.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
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