Common Landowner Transfer of up to 4,497 acre feet of Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District's 2022 State Water Project water to Kern County Water Agency

Summary

SCH Number
2022060492
Public Agency
Kern County Water Agency
Document Title
Common Landowner Transfer of up to 4,497 acre feet of Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District's 2022 State Water Project water to Kern County Water Agency
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/23/2022
Document Description
Title continued: on behalf of Lost Hills Water District (Lost Hills). In 2022, Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District (Tulare Lake) will transfer up to 4,497 acre feet of its 2022 State Water Project (SWP) water to the Kern County Water Agency (Agency) for delivery to Lost Hills from California Aqueduct turnouts located in the Agency's service area.

Contact Information

Name
Holly Melton
Agency Name
Kern County Water Agency
Job Title
Water Resources Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Counties
Kern, Tulare
Regions
Statewide
Other Location Info
SWP service area

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Other
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.

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.
County Clerk
Kern

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