Agreement between Dudley Ridge Water District and Solano County Water Agency for a Water Exchange.

Summary

SCH Number
2020050005
Lead Agency
Dudley Ridge Water District
Document Title
Agreement between Dudley Ridge Water District and Solano County Water Agency for a Water Exchange.
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
4/29/2020
Project Applicant
Solano County Water Agency, California Department of Water Resources

Document Description
DRWD has proposed an exchange program with SCWA that would transfer up to 7,164 acre-feet of SCWA's 2020 SWP Table A water supply from SCWA to DRWD for future return from DRWD to SCWA of one-fourth of the quantity of water delivered to DRWD in 2020. There is no construction, land use change, or modification to existing facilities; no new lands will be brought into production as a result of the requested exchange.

Contact Information
Dale K. Melville
Dudley Ridge Water District
286 West Cromwell Avenue
Fresno, CA 93711-6162

Phone : (559) 449-2700

Location

Counties
Kings Solano
Other Location Info
Dudley Ridge Water District ("DRWD") is a State Water Project contractor located in southern Kings County in the San Joaquin Valley. The State Water Project ("SWP") includes facilities located throughout the State of California. The Solano County Water Agency ("SCWA") is a State Water Project contractor and is located in Solano County. The California Department of Water Resources ("DWR") is headquartered in Sacramento, California.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15061 (b)3.
Reasons for Exemption
CEQA Guidelines Section 15061 (b)3 provides that a lead agency may determine an activity to be exempt from CEQA based upon the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects that have a potential for causing significant environmental impacts. 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. DRWD finds that approval of the project has no possibility for significant effect on the environment for the following reasons: a. An Initial Study, Environmental Checklist, and Negative Declaration were prepared, circulated, and adopted in 2016 for the District's Water Management Plan, which describes projects like this as being part of the District's routine water management strategy. A Notice of Determination for the Plan was filed in April 2016. b. No construction is required to implement the project. c. No adverse environmental impacts have been identified with implementation of the project.
Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15061(b)3.
Reasons for Exemption
CEQA Guidelines Section 15061 (b)3 provides that a lead agency may determine an activity to be exempt from CEQA based upon the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects that have a potential for causing significant environmental impacts. 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. DRWD finds that approval of the project has no possibility for significant effect on the environment for the following reasons: a. An Initial Study, Environmental Checklist, and Negative Declaration were prepared, circulated, and adopted in 2016 for the District's Water Management Plan, which describes projects like this as being part of the District's routine water management strategy. A Notice of Determination for the Plan was filed in April 2016. b. No construction is required to implement the project. c. No adverse environmental impacts have been identified with implementation of the project.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020050005_Agreement Between Dudley Ridge Water District and Solano County Water Agency   PDF 1563 K

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