2019 Transfer of State Water Project water to Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District ("WRM") from Antelope Valley-East Kern Water Agency ("AVEK") on beha


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District (Wheeler Ridge -Maricopa Water Storage District)
Document Title
2019 Transfer of State Water Project water to Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District ("WRM") from Antelope Valley-East Kern Water Agency ("AVEK") on beha
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa WSD

Document Description
WRM is proposing to transfer 2,454 AF of 2019 State Water Project water from AVEK. AVEK will make available for delivery to WRM 2,454 AF of its 2019 SWP water at Points of Delivery commonly known as Reaches 14-16 of the California Aqueduct, and/or as otherwise suitably designated, all within Kern County, California. This transfer will occur in the 2019 Water Year on behalf of a common landowner to both Districts, Tejon Ranch Co

Contact Information
Wendy A. Jones
Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa WSD
12109 Highway 166
Bakersfield, CA 93313-9630

Phone : (661) 527-6069


Kern Los Angeles
Other Location Info
AVEK is located in Kern County and Los Angeles County; WRM is located in Kern County and is a Member Unit of the Kern County Water Agency located on the Westside of Kern County.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15061 (b)3
Reasons for Exemption
Categorical Exemption: 1501 CEQA Guidelines Section 15061 (b)3 provides that a Lead Agency may determine an activity to be exempt from CEQA based upon the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects that have a potential for causing significant environmental impacts. Where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment, the activity is not subject to CEQA. Wheeler Ridge finds that approval of the proposed water transfer has no possibility for significant effect on the environment for the following reasons: 1. The proposed action consists of a one-time water transfer that will use existing facilities and would not require any construction or grading. 2. The project does not constitute a new permanent source of water supply and will not result in any growth inducing or cumulative environmental impacts. 3. There will be no land use changes or additional agricultural acreage being cultivated as a result of the proposed project. Additionally, since the project will rely on the operation of existing facilities, there will be no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the Lead Agency's determination and will not have a significant effect on the physical environment; the project also qualifies for a categorical exemption from CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15301 .


Notice of Exemption
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