Article 2 Amendments Incorporating Criteria that Provides for Continued Benefits to Modified Agricultural Lands


SCH Number
Public Agency
Westlands Water District
Document Title
Article 2 Amendments Incorporating Criteria that Provides for Continued Benefits to Modified Agricultural Lands
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
On August 19, 2023, the District Board approved an Amendment to Article 2 amending the criteria for continued benefits to modified agricultural lands. The Amendment, eliminating the requirement that a landowner, or close affiliate, continue to own an equivalent or greater Eligible Cropland acreage to maintain Eligible Cropland status on land that is temporarily converted to non-agricultural use, provided all other criteria are met.

Contact Information

Russ Freeman
Agency Name
Westlands Water District
Job Title
Deputy General Manager Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Fresno, Kings
Other Location Info
Westlands Boundary within Fresno and Kings County

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 15061(b)(3), 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The revision of Article 2 is categorically exempt from CEQA, as provided in Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations, Section 15061, with reference to Section 15061(b)(3), because it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the revision of Article 2 may have a significant effect on the environment, and Sections 15300 through 15333, with reference to Section 15301, because it involves the continued operation of existing facilities without significant expansion of use and there is not a reasonable possibility that the revision will have a significant effect on the environment due to unusual circumstances.
County Clerks
Fresno, Kings


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