Byron-Bethany Irrigation District Central Valley Project, Contract No. 14-06-200-785-LTR1-P

Summary

SCH Number
2020110248
Lead Agency
Byron Bethany Irrigation District
Document Title
Byron-Bethany Irrigation District Central Valley Project, Contract No. 14-06-200-785-LTR1-P
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
11/16/2020
Project Applicant
Byron-Bethany Irrigation District
Present Land Use
Agriculture

Document Description
Byron-Bethany Irrigation District's (BBID) execution of the BBID Central Valley Project (CVP) Contract No. 14-06-200-785-LTR1-P (Repayment Contract), which will convert BBID's existing Long-Term CVP water service contract with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to a permanent repayment contract, pursuant to the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (Pub. L. 114-322, 130 Stat. 1628). The purpose of the Project is to continue the delivery of CVP water for use in BBID's CVP Service Area, while also allowing BBID to prepay its debt obligation to Reclamation, rather than continuing to pay a portion of such obligation each year. The Project is, therefore, entirely administrative in scope, being only a legal and financial transaction. The beneficiaries of the Project are BBID, BBID landowners, and BBID's CVP water users.

Contact Information
Rick Gilmore
Byron-Bethany Irrigation District
7995 Bruns Road
Byron, CA 94514

Phone : (209) 835-0375
r.gilmore@bbid.org

Location

Counties
San Joaquin
Other Location Info
The BBID CVP Service Area, formerly organized under the Plain View Water District.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Categorical Exemption, Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14 § 15301 (Existing Facilities)
Reasons for Exemption
Approval of the Repayment Contract is statutorily exempt from further environmental review under CEQA as an "on-going project," as defined in California Code of Regulations, title 14, section, 15261, subdivision (a), because it is merely the continuation of a project approved, funded, and fully operated prior to November 23, 1970, and no modification or alteration in the facilities, or the amount of water entitled for delivery, is projected. Approval of the Repayment Contract is categorically exempt from further environmental review under CEQA as "existing facilities," as defined in California Code of Regulations, title 14, section, 15301, because it merely provides for the continued operations of existing facilities, involving no or negligible expansion of use. Approval of the Repayment Contract is exempt from further environmental review under CEQA' s "common sense" exemption, pursuant to California Code of Regulations, title 14, section, 15061, subdivision (b)(3), because there is no possibility that executing the Repayment Contract may have a significant effect on the environment. Approval of the Repayment Contract will not create any of the effects provided in California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15300.2, regarding exceptions to CEQA exemptions.
Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Statutory Exemptions, Cal. Code Regs. tit. 14 § 15261(a) (on-going-proeject)
Reasons for Exemption
Approval of the Repayment Contract is statutorily exempt from further environmental review under CEQA as an "on-going project," as defined in California Code of Regulations, title 14, section, 15261, subdivision (a), because it is merely the continuation of a project approved, funded, and fully operated prior to November 23, 1970, and no modification or alteration in the facilities, or the amount of water entitled for delivery, is projected. Approval of the Repayment Contract is categorically exempt from further environmental review under CEQA as "existing facilities," as defined in California Code of Regulations, title 14, section, 15301, because it merely provides for the continued operations of existing facilities, involving no or negligible expansion of use. Approval of the Repayment Contract is exempt from further environmental review under CEQA' s "common sense" exemption, pursuant to California Code of Regulations, title 14, section, 15061, subdivision (b )(3), because there is no possibility that executing the Repayment Contract may have a significant effect on the environment. Approval of the Repayment Contract will not create any of the effects provided in California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15300.2, regarding exceptions to CEQA exemptions.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
11122020 Notice of Exemption - Project Location BBID CVP Service Area   PDF 257 K

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