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File #: 21-00970    Version: 1
Type: Administrative Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/21/2021 In control: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
On agenda: 11/2/2021 Final action: 11/2/2021
Title: Consider recommendations regarding authorization to implement a Groundwater Well Metering Assistance Program, First, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Districts, as follows: Acting as the Board of Directors, Water Agency: a) Approve and authorize the Santa Barbara County Water Agency to proceed with the development and implementation of a Well Metering Assistance Program to financially assist qualifying landowners with the purchase and installation of totalizer water well meters within groundwater basins subject to California's Sustainable Groundwater Management Act compliance; and b) Determine that the above action involves an administrative activity which will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment and is not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15378(b)(5).
Sponsors: PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, WATER AGENCY
Attachments: 1. Board Letter, 2. Attachment A: WMAP Application, 3. Attachment B: WMAP Webpage Design, 4. Attachment C: Cuyama Basin Well Meter Data Reporting, 5. Attachment D: Cuyama Basin Well Meter Install and Data Collection, 6. Public Comment - WE Watch, 7. Minute Order

Title

Consider recommendations regarding authorization to implement a Groundwater Well Metering Assistance Program, First, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Districts, as follows:

 

Acting as the Board of Directors, Water Agency:

 

a) Approve and authorize the Santa Barbara County Water Agency to proceed with the development and implementation of a Well Metering Assistance Program to financially assist qualifying landowners with the purchase and installation of totalizer water well meters within groundwater basins subject to California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act compliance; and

 

b) Determine that the above action involves an administrative activity which will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment and is not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15378(b)(5).