State Water Interconnection
The City of Ventura, as the Lead Agency, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for implementation of the State Water Interconnection Project.
The 45 days review and comment period recently concluded for the Draft EIR. Comments on the Draft EIR will be used by the City Council when considering approval of the project and any related discretionary approvals. The EIR will also be used by other local, state, and federal agencies in considering the project, as well as permits and approvals needed for project implementation.
In January 2017, City Council authorized an agreement with Kennedy/Jenks Consultants to prepare an alignment study for the State Water Interconnection Pipeline. This agreement also included preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) of the preferred alignment.
On February 28, 2018, the City issued the Notice of Preparation (NOP) of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the State Water Interconnection Project. The NOP was prepared to notify responsible and trustee agencies and the public that the environmental review process pursuant to CEQA has commenced. On March 15, 2018, a scoping meeting was held to solicit comments regarding the scope and content of the EIR. A matrix of issues and comments raised at the scoping meeting is provided in the June 2018 Scoping Report. The Draft EIR was released for public review on February 19, 2019.
- 2018 Notice of Preparation - State Water Interconnection Project
- 2018 June- State Water Interconnection Alignment Study - Public
- 2018 June- State Water Interconnection Scoping Report
- 2019 Notice Of Availability - State Water Interconnection Project
- 2019 State Water Interconnection Project Public Draft EIR