Groundwater Dependent Ecosystem Identification, Assessment, and Monitoring Program


SCH Number
Public Agency
University of California, Irvine
Document Title
Groundwater Dependent Ecosystem Identification, Assessment, and Monitoring Program
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of the proposed project is to determine if SGMA-defined beneficial users of water (groundwater dependent ecosystems) are present in the Borrego Subbasin, to evaluate the status / health of these potential benefitial users, and to create a monitoring plan / establish an instrumentation system to enable the Subbasin hydroclimatic data to evaluate change in real time.

Contact Information

Lindsey Hashimoto
Agency Name
University of California, Irvine
Job Title
Principal Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
Southern California

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15306
Reasons for Exemption
A Class 6 categorical exemption is applicable because the proposed project consists of basic data collection, research, and resource evaluation activities which will not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. The activities are part of a study that will lead to an action plan, yet to be evaluated, approved, adopted, or funded. Activities include non-physical sampling and limited soil, water, and vegetation sampling. In accordance with Section 15300.2 of the CEQA Guidelines, there are no cumulative impacts, expected significant effects on environmental resources, hazardous waste or historic sites, scenic highways, or other limiting factors or unusual circumstances that would make the exemption inapplicable based on the project records.


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