Grant of Right-of-Way BIA Allottee #20E


SCH Number
Public Agency
Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD)
Document Title
Grant of Right-of-Way BIA Allottee #20E
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Project renews stormwater flood easements along the Whitewater River Stormwater Channel (WWRSC) between Frank Sinatra Drive and Dinah Shore Drive within Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Tribal land. The Project renews 19 easements of which 14 are allotted. This project will also acquire a Grant of Right-of-Way with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) on behalf of Allotment Tract No. 20E (Seller) for 17.56 acres of easement for 50 years within Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN) 687-050-004 and a portion of APN 687-050-003. Tract No. 20E has been formally appraised and the easement is valued for the 50-year term at $3,000 per acre or $52,680 for 17.56 acres; a contingency of $2,634 with a total cost of $55,314. No ground disturbance or construction is included or permitted within the renewal and acquisitions of easements. The project site is not located with or immediately adjacent to a conservation area associated with the Coachella Valley Multiples Species Habitat Conservation Plan. The project is not subject to the Coachella Valley Association of Governments Local Development Mitigation Fee because the project location is an existing, disturbed parcel.

Contact Information

William Patterson
Agency Name
Coachella Valley Water District - Coachella, CA
Job Title
Environmental Supervisor
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage
Other Location Info
Whitewater River Stormwater Channel: Sections 28 and 34, Township 4S, Range 5E

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
Review for Exemption/Common Sense Exemption: State CEQA Guideline §15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
State CEQA Guidelines §15061(b)(3) (Review for Exemption) states an activity is covered by the common sense exemption where CEQA applies only to a project and where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility the activity may have a significant effect on the environment.

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
State CEQA Guidelines §15301
Reasons for Exemption
State CEQA Guidelines §15301 (Existing Facilities) allows for the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of existing or former use.
County Clerk


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