Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency ("SCVWA" or "Agency") is located in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties approximately 34 miles north of Downtown Los Angeles. The
pilot study sites are located in the portion of SCVWA's service boundaries that are solely within Los Angeles County. The locations are:
1) SCVWA property southwest of Castaic Lagoon near Castaic Road and Ridge Route Road
2) the portion of the Santa Clara River southeast of Lang Station Road and Soledad Canyon Road and west of Bee Canyon just south of the CA-14 freeway.
Notice of Exemption
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Reasons for Exemption
The CEQA determination is ~hat the proposed action qualifies under both the Feasibility and Planning Studies statutory exemption (§15262) and a categorical exemption for information collection (Class 6, §15306 of the State CEQA Guidelines), since the activities involve a conceptual plan associated with feasibility and planning studies for possible future actions, as well as basic data collection and resource evaluation activities, which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. These activities are strictly for information gathering purposes, as part of a study leading to actions which the SCVWA Board has not yet approved, adopted, or funded. Additionally, none of the exceptions in §15300.2 apply to the proposed actions. Impacts at both locations will be temporary and will be conducted consistently with any necessary permitting requirements from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.