Amendment to the Existing Contract Between the United States and Bella Vista Water District Providing for Project Water Service and Facilities Repayment

Summary

SCH Number
2020080475
Lead Agency
Bella Vista Water District
Document Title
Amendment to the Existing Contract Between the United States and Bella Vista Water District Providing for Project Water Service and Facilities Repayment
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/27/2020
Project Applicant
Bella Vista Water District

Document Description
The District holds a long-term water service contract with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation ("Existing Contract") for the delivery of Central Valley Project ("CVP") water. The Existing Contract which will be converted into a repayment contract pursuant to the 2016 Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WlIN) Act. Early repayment will entitle the District to a discount on the capital amounts currently owed to the United States under the Existing Contract. The conversion allows the District to continue receiving water deliveries in the same amount, and under the same substantive terms, as its Existing Contract; and the Existing Contract as amended will continue on so long as the District pays applicable rates and charges under the agreement.

Contact Information
David Coxey
Bella Vista Water District
11368 E. Stillwater Way
Redding, CA 96003

Phone : (530) 241-1085

Location

Counties
Shasta

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed action is the conversion of a long-term water service contract to a repayment contract under Federal law. Ongoing water deliveries to this contractor are normal, intrinsic part of a CVP operation that pre-dates CEQA. (Guidelines § 15261(a).) No changes in the operations of the Project or the delivery of water will result from the proposed action, and existing facilities and services will not be expanded or modified as a result of this action. (Guidelines § 15301). Furthermore, organizational and financial activities do not constitute a project subject to CEQA review absent evidence the activities will trigger a change in the existing physical environment. There is no such evidence in this instance.
Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CEQA Guidelines § 15261(a), § 15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed action is the conversion of a long-term water service contract to a repayment contract under Federal law. Ongoing water deliveries to this contractor are normal, intrinsic part of a CVP operation that pre-dates CEQA. (Guidelines § 15261(a).) No changes in the operations of the Project or the delivery of water will result from the proposed action, and existing facilities and services will not be expanded or modified as a result of this action. (Guidelines § 15301). Furthermore, organizational and financial activities do not constitute a project subject to CEQA review absent evidence the activities will trigger a change in the existing physical environment. There is no such evidence in this instance.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020080475_BVWD WIIN   PDF 2291 K

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