MM11.27 CPT/Drilling Exploration


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
MM11.27 CPT/Drilling Exploration
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Department of Water Resources

Document Description
The acquisition activity is exempt under the "common sense exemption" at California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15061, subdivision (b)(3). The common sense exemption states a project is exempt from CEQA if "the activity is covered by the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. Where it can be seen 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." The land acquisition agreements that transfer the ownership to the State do not have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. Any future approval of any use of the site is conditioned upon full CEQA compliance per California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15004, subdivision (b )(2)(A), which states prior to completion of CEQA compliance regarding the use of a site, "agencies may designate a preferred site for CEQA review and may enter into land acquisition agreements when the agency has conditioned the agency's future use of the site on CEQA compliance."

Contact Information
Jerry Snow
Department of Water Resources
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 653-7213


San Joaquin
Other Location Info
California Aqueduct Mile Marker 11.27. Cross roads of Mountain house Parkway and 1-580

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(4); 15269(b)(c)
Reasons for Exemption
This project is exempt because it involves an emergency action necessary to prevent a catastrophic failure of the aqueduct. If this structure were to fail, water deliveries to 25 million Californians and 750,000 acres of farmland would be curtailed until the structure could be reconstructed or replaced.


Notice of Exemption
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