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Second Appellate District Finds Water Supply Assessments Not Actionable until Completion of Environmental Review Process
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California Water Impact Network v. Newhall County Water District, ___Cal.App.4th____
On April 16, 2008, the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, rejected a challenge by an environmental group to a water district’s approval of a water supply assessment for a commercial/industrial development in the City of Santa Clarita. Addressing the purpose and function of water supply assessments in the environmental review process for new developments under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the court found that the assessments are not final determinations subject to direct judicial review. Under this decision, the content of a water supply assessment can only be challenged upon completion of the CEQA review process and approval of the project by the local land use authority.
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Topics) Land Use) Water Supply
Topics) Water Supply) Water Supply Assessments
California) Santa Clarita
2nd District Court of Appeal
California Water Impact Network v. Newhall County Water District