Conversion of Del PuertoWater District's Existing Long-Term Renewal of Central Valley Project Water Service Contract with the United States Bureau of Recl

Summary

SCH Number
2020100288
Lead Agency
Del Puerto Water District (Del Puerto Water District )
Document Title
Conversion of Del PuertoWater District's Existing Long-Term Renewal of Central Valley Project Water Service Contract with the United States Bureau of Recl
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
10/16/2020
Project Applicant
Del Puerto Water District

Document Description
The District has an existing long-term renewal contract with the United States Bureau of Reclamation ("Bureau"), for delivery or Central Valley Project ("CVP") water to, or on behalf of the District ("Existing Contract"). The Project involves the authorization of the conversion of the District's Existing Contract, which has a 25-year term with a right of successive renewal, to a repayment contract with the Bureau for delivery of such water to, or on behalf of, the District not subject to renewal ("Repayment Contract"). The conversion of the Existing Contract to the Repayment contract was originally provided for in Section 9(d) of the Reclamation Act of 1939, as supplemented in 1956. On or about December 16, 2016, the 114th Congress of the United States of America enacted the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, (Public Law 114-322, 130 Stat. 1628) (the "WIIN Act"), which provided that the Secretary of the Interior shall "convert any water service contract in effect on the date of enactment" of the WIIN Act to a repayment contract upon the request of a contractor. The conversion of the Existing Contract to the Repayment Contract was originally provided for in 1939, and the WIIN Act accelerates that conversion and repayment. Upon the District making the accelerated and discounted repayment of its share of current CVP capital obligations, the Repayment Contract provides, among other things, that the District will no longer be subject to acreage limitations, reporting, and full costs pricing provisions of the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 (96 Stat. 1263), and that the District reserves and shall have all of the rights available to it under the Act of July 2, 1956 (70 Stat. 483).

Contact Information
Anthea G Hansen
Del Puerto Water District
P.O. Box 1596
Patterson, CA 95363

Phone : (209) 892-4470
Fax : (209) 892-4469
ahansen@delpuertowd.org

Location

Counties
Merced San Joaquin Stanislaus
Cross Streets
Within the Boundaries of Del Puerto WD in Stanislaus, San Joaquin & Merced Counties

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1 -Operating of Existing Facilites; Common Sense 14 CCR 15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
No construction or expansion of existing facilities; Project involves changes to only administrative and financial terms in connection with the District's existing contract
Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Ongoing Project 14 CCR 15261 Pub Res Code 121169
Reasons for Exemption
Project originally apporved and authorized prior to the implementation of CEQA

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
NOE   PDF 157 K

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