Levees Bordering Posa Creek Repair Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020040205
Lead Agency
North West Kern Resource Conservation (North West Kern Resource Conservation District)
Document Title
Levees Bordering Posa Creek Repair Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
4/14/2020
Project Applicant
North West Kern Resource Conservation District

Document Description
The project includes granting f~deral financial assistance, through the California ·Office of Emergency Services, under the Public Assistance Program by FEMA to the North West Kern Resource Conservation District (Subrecipient) to repair failed levee sites at 16 locations, and smaller blowouts at 35 locations throughout the 2-mile length of the Paso Creek, and the excavation of two borrow proximate to Poso Creek in Kern County. The levees on either side of Paso Creek were damaged as a result of the Presidentiallydeclared disaster severe winter storms, flooding, and mudslides disaster of 2017. The levees are located within the boundaries of Semitropic Water Storage District. Repair of the levees is necessary to prevent future damage during emergency winter storm and flood conditions including to prime farmland . Project beneficiaries include adjacent landowners within the Semitropic Water Storage District.

Contact Information
Brian Hockett
North West Kern Resource Conservation District
5080 California Ave. #150
Bakersfield, CA 93309

Phone : (661) 281-2746

Location

Counties
Kern
Other Location Info
Paso Creek

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(4); 15269(b)(c)
Reasons for Exemption
The project will repair facilities damaged as a result of a flood disaster in order to maintain service essential to the public health, safety or welfare, and prevent or mitigate such an emergency in the future.
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Class 1 - Repair of Existing Facilities - The project will repair existing levees with negligible or no expansion of existing or former use of the same. Class 4 - Minor Alteration to Land- Any alteration of land caused by the project would be minor.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020040205_NORTH WEST KERN RESOURCE NOTICE OF EXEMPTION 040220   PDF 2047 K

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