Reasons for Exemption
The Board of Directors finds and determines that this resolution is not subject to CEQA pursuant to Water Code Section 10652 because CEQA does not apply to the preparation and adoption, including addenda thereto, of an urban water management plan or to the implementation of the actions taken pursuant to such plans. Because this resolution comprises CVWD’s adoption of the 2020 RUWMP and WSCP, no CEQA review is required. Preparation and adoption of the WSCP is required as part of the specified content of UWMPs (Water Code Section 10632).
Part 2.6. Urban Water Management Planning [10610 - 10657] (Part 2.6 Added By Stats.1983, Ch. 1009, Sec. 1.) Chapter 4. Miscellaneous Provisions [10650 - 10657] (Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1009, Sec. 1.) Section 10652: states the California Environmental Quality Act (Division 13 (commencing with Section 21000) of the Public Resources Code) does not apply to the preparation and adoption of plans pursuant to this part or to the implementation of actions taken pursuant to Section 10632. Nothing in this part shall be interpreted as exempting from the California Environmental Quality Act any project that would significantly affect water supplies for fish and wildlife, or any project for implementation of the plan, other than projects implementing Section 10632, or any project for expanded or additional water supplies.