Westlands Water District’s Execution of Warren Act Contracts and Exchange Agreements with the United States

Summary

SCH Number
2021020356
Public Agency
Westlands Water District
Document Title
Westlands Water District’s Execution of Warren Act Contracts and Exchange Agreements with the United States
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
2/19/2021

Document Description
The project is the execution of Warren Act Contracts and Exchange Agreements with the United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) for the purpose of conveying and storing groundwater and other non-Project water on behalf of Westlands Water District (District). The beneficiaries of the project are the District, its landowners, and water users. The USBR is a party to the bilateral agreement and as such is a recipient of the District’s approval (Public Resources Code §§21065, 21167.6.5). The Project is entirely administrative in scope.

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
Review for Exemption, §15061, Existing Facilities, § 15301, and Minor Alterations to Land, § 15304
Reasons for Exemption
The project is statutorily exempt from compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act as provided in the California Public Resources Code and implemented through Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations, Sections 15260 through 15285, with particular reference to Section 15261, because it is merely a continuation of a project approved, funded and fully operated prior to November 23, 1970, and involves no modification or alteration thereof. The project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act based on its record of proceedings showing that the proposed actions involve no increase in existing service; and no new construction, expansion, or any modification to the existing distribution system; nor any change in the source of water to be delivered, or the uses to which such supplies will be put and will not have a significant effect on the environment (Section 15162 of CEQA Guidelines). The project is also categorically exempt from compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act 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, will involve only minor alterations to land already developed and maintained for agricultural purposes.
County Clerks
Fresno Kings

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
02192021 Warren Act Storage Conveyance Fresno and Kings County 2021 NOE   PDF 243 K

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