Bay Area Integrated Regional Water Management Plan 2019


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sonoma County Water Agency
Document Title
Bay Area Integrated Regional Water Management Plan 2019
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Sonoma County Water Agency
Present Land Use

Document Description
The Bay Area’s Integrated Regional Water Management Plan is a nine-county effort to coordinate and improve the water supply reliability, protect water quality, manage flood protection, maintain public health standards, protect habitat and watershed resources, and enhance the overall health of the San Francisco Bay. Initially prepared in 2006, this 2019 Plan updates the 2013 Plan to conform to Department of Water Resources (DWR) requirements outlined in the 2016 IRWM Plan Guidelines. Once approved by the state, the 2019 Bay Area IRWM Plan will allow the Bay Area to access Proposition 1 funding from DWR.

Contact Information
Connie Barton
Sonoma County Water Agency
404 Aviation Blvd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Phone : (707) 799-1543


Alameda Contra Costa Marin Napa San Francisco San Mateo Santa Clara Solano Sonoma
Other Location Info
The planning area for the Bay Area Integrated Regional Water Management Plan 2019 Update (2019 Plan) includes all or part of the following counties: Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Francisco as shown in Figure 1. In Sonoma County, the planning area includes the Petaluma and Sonoma Creek watersheds.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
State CEQA Guidelines §15306: Information Collection; §15262: Feasibility and Planning Studies
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) because it consists of basic data collection and resource evaluation activities which would not result in the disturbance of any environmental resource (CEQA Guidelines §15306). Additionally, the project involves planning studies for possible future actions which the participating agencies have not yet approved. Once the Bay Area IRWM 2019 Plan Update is approved, there will be no legally binding effect on later activities (CEQA Guidelines §15262).


Notice of Exemption
NOE Bay Area IRWMP Water Agency_OCR   PDF 849 K

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