The McMullin On-Farm Flood Capture Expansion Project has nearly completed its first major step of environmental analysis under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). An extensive study undertaken as part of CEQA environmental review found nothing rose to the level of significance that could not be mitigated.
The Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration incudes mitigating measures, environmental factors potentially affected, evaluation of environmental impacts, and a public involvement summary. A Mitigation, Monitoring, and Reporting Program document was also developed as part of the analysis.
A Notice of Determination signaling completion of the CEQA documentation was signed and filed to Fresno County and to the State Clearinghouse on July 8, 2022 pursuant to the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The Notice of Determination will be posted for a 30-day period; if there are no challenges, the CEQA environmental review will be considered complete.
Completing the CEQA environmental review is a major milestone for the Expansion Project. The Project will move forward with a second environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), with documents anticipated to be available for public review and comment later this year.