Projects funded under California's Sustainable Groundwater Management Act benefiting Severely Disadvantaged Communities. Meadowbrook lntertle Feasibility Study

Summary

SCH Number
2019090454
Lead Agency
Merced Irrigation District
Document Title
Projects funded under California's Sustainable Groundwater Management Act benefiting Severely Disadvantaged Communities. Meadowbrook lntertle Feasibility Study
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/18/2019

Document Description
The Franklin Beachwood area is generally served by the Meadow Brook branch of American Waters, a private water company. The majority of the service area is located within the Merced Irrigation/Urban GSA (MIUGSA), and a small portion is located in the Merced Subbsain GSA. The project is to complete a feasibility study for emergency action in case of a disruption of the groundwater supply wells owned and operated by American Waters. At a minimum, the feasibility study will provide cost, logistic and administrative challenges required to connect to the City of Atwater and/or the City of Merced Water supply. The project will help preparing for extreme conditions, such as those witnessed in 2015 by the general Merced Groundwater Basin community of groundwater pumpers.

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
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
General Rule Exemption See CEQA Guldelines§ 15061(b)(3)); §15262; MinisteriaI (PRC §21080(b)(1); CEQA Guidelines §15268)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is exempt from CEQA because it falls within the so called "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 statutory exemption set provided for under CECA Guidelines §15262 does not apply to feasibility or planning studies that will not have a legally binding effect on later activities, CEQA Guiderines §15268 "applies to discretionary projects proposed to be carried out or approved by public agencies.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2019090545_Meadowbrook Intertie Feasibiligy Study   PDF 206 K

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