Pacheco WD Notice of Exemption (CVP Conversion Contract)

Summary

SCH Number
2021010039
Public Agency
Pacheco Water District
Document Title
Pacheco WD Notice of Exemption (CVP Conversion Contract)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
1/6/2021

Document Description
This project is for the execution of a contract (“Conversion Contract”) to amend and convert Pacheco Water District’s (“District”) existing contract with the United States, by and through the United States Bureau of Reclamation, for the delivery of Central Valley Project (“CVP”) water (“Project Water”). Authorized by the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (Pub. L. 114-322, 130 Stat. 1628) (the “WIIN Act”), the Conversion Contract continues water service to the District in the same amounts as the District’s original CVP contract dating back to 1977, and is in the same scope and nature as ongoing CVP operations. The Conversion Contract allows the District to repay in one lump sum the capital construction costs incurred by the United States Bureau of Reclamation (“Reclamation”) for the existing CVP facilities. The purpose of this Conversion Contract is to continue long-term and reliable delivery of Project Water to the District. The beneficiaries of this project are the landowners and water rights holders within the District. By converting its existing contract, the District will ensure continued water delivery that allows the District to continue to make available irrigation water to the landowners and water rights holders in the District. The District, on behalf of its landowners, owns, operates, and maintains the facilities that supply Project Water from and deliver it to landowners in the District. Without the District, the landowners now receiving water would have a difficult time diverting and receiving surface water.

Contact Information
Chase Hurley
Pacheco Water District
Lead/Public Agency
Post Office Box 2657
Los Banos, CA 93635

Phone : (209) 704-5105
churley@waterandlandsolutions.com

Location

Counties
Fresno Merced
Regions
Southern California
Total Acres
38,317
Other Location Info
District is located primarily western Fresno County and a small portion (1,624 acres) in Merced County

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
14 C.C.R 15301
Reasons for Exemption
No change in existing facilities.
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
14 C.C.R. 15061
Reasons for Exemption
Same amounts of water under contract to same parties.
Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Pub. Res. Code 21080(b)(8)
Reasons for Exemption
No change in rates, tolls, fares, charges to water users.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
NOE (signed 12   PDF 632 K

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