Execution of a Base Resource Contract (20-SNR-02330) with United States Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), Sierra Nevada Region

Summary

SCH Number
2021020355
Public Agency
Westlands Water District
Document Title
Execution of a Base Resource Contract (20-SNR-02330) with United States Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), Sierra Nevada Region
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
2/19/2021

Document Description
The nature of the project is the execution of Base Resource Contract 20-SNR-02330 (Contract) with the United States Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), Sierra Nevada Region. The Contract extends WAPA’s Electric Service for 30 years. Base Resource is the net generation of Central Valley Project power, after First Preference customers and Project Use needs are met. Historically, Westlands Water District (District) receives a percentage of the available Base Resource through Contact with WAPA, which the District assigned to the Power and Water Resources Pooling Authority (PWRPA) for electric service to operate pumps in the District.

Contact Information
Russ Freeman
Westlands Water District
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant
PO BOX 6056
Fresno, CA 93703

Phone : (559) 241-6241
rfreeman@wwd.ca.gov

Location

Counties
Fresno Kings
Other Information
Fresno and Kings County

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Existing Facilities, §15301 and Minor Alterations to Land, §15304
Reasons for Exemption
Execution of the Contract is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) because it continues electric service to the District within established parameters, in the same scope and nature of the ongoing Central Valley Project and its existing facilities; it involves no increase in existing service; and no new construction, expansion, or any modification to the existing generation, transmission and distribution system; nor any change in the source of the energy to be delivered, or purposes for which it will be used. Execution of the Contract is categorically exempt from compliance with the CEQA as provided in Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations, Section 15300 through 15333, with particular reference to Sections 15301 and 15304, because it merely provides for continued operation of existing facilities and will involve only minor alterations to land already developed and maintained for agricultural purposes.
County Clerks
Fresno Kings

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
20210212_Electric Service Base Resource _Fresno County NOE edit   PDF 171 K

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