Westlands Water District Distribution District No. 1 Central Valley Project Water Repayment Contract #14-06-200-8018-XXX

Summary

SCH Number
2020010328
Lead Agency
Westlands Water District
Document Title
Westlands Water District Distribution District No. 1 Central Valley Project Water Repayment Contract #14-06-200-8018-XXX
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
1/23/2020
Project Applicant
Westlands Water District - Distribution District No. 1

Document Description
The project is the execution of Contract #14-06-200-8018-XXX (Widren Assignment), which would convert Westlands Water District Distribution District No. 1's (District) existing water service contract to a repayment contract that provides the terms and conditions for water service with the United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) for the purpose of continuing delivery of Central Valley Project water within established parameters lo lands within the District's existing service area boundary. The beneficiaries of the project are the District, its landowners, and water users. The USBR is a party to the bilateral agreement and as such is a recipient of the District's approval (Pub. Resources Code, §§21065, 21167.6.5). The project is entirely administrative in scope.

Contact Information
Jose Gutierrez
Westlands Water District
P.O. Box 6056
Fresno, CA 93703

Phone : (559) 241-6215

Location

Counties
Fresno Kings
Other Location Info
Within the boundaries of the Westlands Water District

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15261
Reasons for Exemption
The project is statutorily exempt from compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act as provided in Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations, Section 15261, because it is merely a continuation of a project approved, funded and fully operated prior to November 23, 1970 and no modification or alteration in the Central Valley Project or the amount of water delivered is proposed.
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301
Reasons for Exemption
The project is also exempt under 14 CCR 15301 as it provides for the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment. or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of existing or former use. The Project is wholly administrative in scope as the project involves no construction, alteration, or expansion of an existing use.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020010328_WWD DD1 Conversion of 14-06-200-8018-XXX to Repayment Contract   PDF 768 K

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