Agreement between the Kern County Water Agency (Agency), Antelope Valley­ East Kern Water Agency (AVEK) and California Department of Water Resources (DWR) for

Summary

SCH Number
2019120219
Lead Agency
Kern County Water Agency
Document Title
Agreement between the Kern County Water Agency (Agency), Antelope Valley­ East Kern Water Agency (AVEK) and California Department of Water Resources (DWR) for
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
12/4/2019
Project Applicant
Kern County Water Agency

Document Description
Agreement between the Kern County Water Agency (Agency), Antelope Valley­ East Kern Water Agency (AVEK) and California Department of Water Resources (DWR) for Delivery of 2019 State Water Project (SWP) water to Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District (Rosedale) In 2019, AVEK will transfer up to 7,000 acre-feet ( at) of its 2019 SWP water to the Agency for delivery to Rosedale from California Aqueduct turnouts located in the Agency's service area. In exchange, the Agency will return to AVEK, based on an unbalanced exchange ratio of 2 to 1, up to 3,500 af of Rosedale's Table 1 water less applicable losses.

Contact Information
Monica Tennant
Kern County Water Agency
3200 Rio Mirada Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93308

Phone : (661) 634-1419
mtennant@kcwa.com

Location

Counties
Kern
Regions
Statewide
Other Location Info
State Water Project Service Areas

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301(b)
Reasons for Exemption
"Provides that a lead agency mat determine an activity to be exempt from CEQA in that it utilizes on existing facilities. This transfer involves delivery of water entirely within the Agency's service area, and exclusively utilizes existing facilities."
Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301(b)
Reasons for Exemption
"Provides that a lead agency may determine an activity to be exempt based on a general rule that CEQA applies only to projects that have potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. 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. The Agency finds that approval of the proposed water transfer has no possibility of 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 proposed action 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 change in land use."

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
191126   DOCX 596 K

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