Inland Empire Utilities Agency Chino Basin Program (CBP)

Summary

SCH Number
2021090310
Lead Agency
Inland Empire Utility Agency
Document Title
Inland Empire Utilities Agency Chino Basin Program (CBP)
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
Multiple
Document Description
The CBP was submitted for Proposition 1 – WSIP funding and was awarded $206.9M in conditional funding in July 2018. Under the WSIP, the CBP is proposed to be a 25-year conjunctive use project that proposes to use advanced water purification to treat and store up to 15,000 acre-feet per year (AFY) of recycled water in the Chino Basin and would extract the water during “call” years, which will likely be in dry seasons. The proposed CBP is uniquely designed to deliver public benefits including a highly reliable, dedicated environmental water supply to benefit Bay-Delta instream flows, as well as enhance water supply reliability and improve water quality for water users in Southern California. The CBP would increase additional available groundwater supplies in the adjudicated Chino Basin through increased water recycling that would result from operation of a new advanced water purification facility (AWPF) and through groundwater storage by operation of new injection wells. The CBP would then dedicate a commensurate amount of water generated by the AWPF for Chino Basin use to provide for an exchange of State Water Project supplies in Lake Oroville in northern California that would otherwise be delivered to southern California. The additional Lake Oroville water would subsequently be released in the form of pulse flows in the Feather River to improve habitat conditions for native salmonids and achieve environmental benefits (refer to the Exhibit below). IEUA’s partner and the State Water Project Contractor that will facilitate the exchange for the CBP is Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Metropolitan).

Contact Information

Name
Sylvie Lee
Agency Name
Inland Empire Utilities Agency
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Counties
San Bernardino
Cross Streets
center of Basin is located near intersection of Haven Ave & Mission Blvd.
Zip
N/A
Total Acres
> 50
State Highways
60
Railways
BNSF / Union Pacific
Airports
Ontario, Chino, Cable
Schools
various
Waterways
Upper Santa Ana River Watershed, Chino Creeek
Township
N/A

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Other (Recycled Water)
Local Actions
Water Facilities
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Energy, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Delta Stewardship Council, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 13, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)

Attachments

Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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