Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Guidelines Addendum Released for Public Comment
As part of the 2012 IRWM Program, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) has released a Guidelines addendum, which can be accessed here.
Public comments are now being accepted on the addendum, which outlines a plan review process that DWR will use to review IRWM plans for consistency with program guidelines.
Detailed instructions on submitting public comments can be accessed here.
For additional information, please contact RCRC Legislative Advocate Kathy Mannion at 916.447.4806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Releases Draft Economic Analysis on the Yellow-Legged Frog Critical Habitat
The USFWS recently released a draft economic analysis (Analysis) of its proposal to designate 1,831,820 acres (97 percent federal land) of critical habitat in California for the Sierra Nevada Yellow-Legged Frog, the northern distinct population segment of the Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog, and the Yosemite Toad.
Public comments are being accepted now through March 11, 2014. Detailed information, including the full Analysis, proposed critical habitat maps by county, scheduled meetings and accepted methods of submitting comments may be accessed here.
For additional information, please contact RCRC Legislative Analyst Nick Konovaloff at 916.447.4806 or email@example.com.
State Water Resources Schedules Public Workshop on Groundwater
The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) will hold a public workshop to consider public input on a discussion draft Groundwater Concept Paper on Wednesday, January 22 at 9:00 a.m. at the CalEPA Headquarters Building, Coastal Hearing Room, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA.
At the workshop, invited panelists will give presentations on fundamental groundwater issues, then open the meeting for public comments and discussion on the draft concept paper. The State Water board is interested in receiving public input on the relevance of the draft concept paper’s proposed framework, and existing and potential future groundwater management actions. In particular, the State Water Board is interested in following up on the written comments received, including specific questions that can be found in the workshop notice which can be accessed here.
The discussion draft groundwater concept paper, and the comments received by the written comment deadline can be accessed here.
For additional information, please contact the State Water Board’s Eric Oppenheimer at 916.445.5960 or firstname.lastname@example.org.