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Potential to Join West Placer Groundwater Sustainability Agency

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 10723(b) of the California Water Code and Section 6066 of the California Government Code that on May 10, 2017 at 9 am, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, the Board of Directors of the Nevada Irrigation District (District) will hold a Public Hearing at District Headquarters located at 1036 West Main Street, Grass Valley, CA for the purpose of considering APPROVAL OF A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT TO FORM A GROUNDWATER SUSTAINABILITY AGENCY FOR A PORTION OF THE NORTH AMERICAN SUBBASIN OF THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY GROUNDWATER BASIN.

NID will consider adoption of a resolution approving a Memorandum of Agreement between the Cities of Lincoln and Roseville, the Nevada Irrigation District, Placer County Water Agency and Placer County establishing the West Placer Groundwater Sustainability Agency (WP GSA) for a portion of the North American Subbasin of the Sacramento Valley Groundwater Basin. Formation of the WP GSA is being sought pursuant to the requirements of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014 (SGMA). SGMA establishes a new structure for sustainably managing California’s groundwater resources at a local level. The SGMA mandates that all medium and high priority groundwater basins identified in the Department of Water Resources Bulletin 118 be managed by a GSA by June 30, 2017. Each GSA will then develop a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) by January 30, 2022, which will include plan components to assist the GSA in achieving groundwater sustainability within 20 years of GSP adoption.

Project Title/Name: West Placer Groundwater Sustainability Agency Formation
Location/Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN): South Western Portion of the Districts Boundary
Project Applicants: Nevada Irrigation District
Property Owners: N/A
Current Zoning: N/A
Project Contact: Armon “Chip” Close, Water Operations Manager

For additional information please contact Chip Close, Water Operations Manager at (530) 273-6185. Written comments may be submitted to the District, Attn: Chip Close, Water Operations Manager, by mail or hand delivery to the District mailing address, 1036 W Main St, Grass Valley, CA, 95945-5424, no later than 5 P.M on May 9, 2017. During the hearing, the District will allow oral comments, and will receive additional written comments before making a decision. The presiding officer may limit oral comments to a reasonable length.

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