Exchange of up to 53,300 acre-feet of Kern County Water Agency's State Water Project Water for Kern-Tulare Water District's Central Valley Project Water

Summary

SCH Number
2021040295
Public Agency
Kern County Water Agency
Document Title
Exchange of up to 53,300 acre-feet of Kern County Water Agency's State Water Project Water for Kern-Tulare Water District's Central Valley Project Water
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
4/12/2021

Document Description
The Kern County Water Agency (Agency) will exchange up to 53,300 acre-feet (af) of its 2021 and 2022 State Water Project (SWP) Table A water for Kern-Tulare Water District's (Kern-Tulare) Central Valley Project (CVP) water for the purpose of facilitating in-district delivery of Kern-Tulare's CVP water. There is no construction, land use change, or modification to existing facilities; no new lands will be brought into production as a result of the requested exchange.

Contact Information
Holly Melton
Kern County Water Agency
Lead/Public Agency
3200 Rio Mirada Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93308

Phone : (661) 634-1400
mtennant@kcwa.com

Location

Counties
Kern Tulare
Regions
Statewide
Other Location Info
State Water Project and Central Valley Project service areas

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301(b)
Reasons for Exemption
CEQA Guidelines Section 15301(b) provides that a lead agency may determine an activity to be exempt from CEQA in that it utilizes only existing facilities. This transfer involves delivery water entirely within the Agency's service area, and exclusively utilizes existing facilities.
Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)3 provides a lead agency may determine an activity to be exempt based on a general rule that CEQA applies only to projects that have a potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. Where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment, the activity is not subject to CEQA. The Agency finds that approval of the proposed water transfer has no possibility of significant effect on the environment for the following reasons: 1. The proposed action consists of a one-time water transfer that will use existing facilities and would not require any construction or grading; 2. The proposed action does not constitute a new permanent source of water supply and will not result in any growth inducing or cumulative environmental impacts; 3. There will be no change in land use.
County Clerk
Kern

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
SCH_NOE_KTWD_KCWA_2021   PDF 1621 K

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