Projects funded under California's Sustainable Groundwater Management Act benefitting Severely Disadvantaged Communities

Summary

SCH Number
2019080249
Lead Agency
Merced Irrigation District
Document Title
Projects funded under California's Sustainable Groundwater Management Act benefitting Severely Disadvantaged Communities
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/13/2019
Project Applicant
Merced Irrigation District

Document Description
This project includes a construction of 2 small recharge basins as a pilot project located east and south of the town of Planada. The first basin is outside of MID boundaries near the intersection of MID's Le Grand Canal and Miles Creek The second basin ls located within the MID boundary, south of Mariposa Creek and east of Plainsburg Road. The pilot project basins would be approximately 1 acre each in size, as well as conveyance facilities as needed, and at least one monitoring well for each basin. The expectation is that the project will identify opportunities for local GSAs to consider further recharge projects in the vicinity.

Contact Information
John Sweigard
Merced Irrigation District
744 W. 20th Street
Merced, CA 95340

Phone : (209) 722-5761

Location

Counties
Merced

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is exempt from CEQA because it falls within the so-called a common sense "exemption pursuant to CEQA guidelines, section 15061(b)(3), which indicates that CEQA only applies to projects that have a "significant effect on the environment". The proposed actions are categorically exempt under CEQA Guidelines §15301(class 1), covering operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures 15303 (class 3) covering the construction of new small structures or facilities §15304(class 4) covering minor public or private alterations to the condition of land or water.
Exempt Status
Other
Type, Section or Code
15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is exempt from CEQA because it falls within the so-called a common sense" exemption pursuant to CEQA guidelines, section 15061(b)(3), which indicates that CEQA only applies to projects that have a "significant effect on the environment

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2019080249   PDF 1956 K

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