Reasons for Exemption
15307: Actions by Regulatory Agencies for protection of natural resources. Class 7. The project consists of an action taken by the Mono County Board of Supervisors to assure the protection of the natural resource, groundwater, within its jurisdiction. As a GSA, the County will be able to establish a structure for sustainable management of the groundwater basin within it's boundaries.
15308: Action by Regulatory Agencies for protection of the environment. Class 8. The project consists of an action taken by the Mono County Board of Supervisors to assure the protection of the environment within its jurisdiction. Sustainable groundwater management is vital to the surface-level ecosystems and environment within the County.
15320: Changes in organization of local agencies. Class 20. Mono County has withdrawn from the OVGA thereby leaving portions of the groundwater basin within Mono County unmanaged by the OVGA. Establishing Mono County as the GSA for portions of the groundwater basins does not change the geographical area in which previously existing powers are exercised.
15378: Definition of a "project". The Board decision to become a GSA does not constitute a "project"; the action makes no physical changes to the environment.