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Modifications to the Text of the Proposed Surface Mining Operation Annual Inspections Regulations.  The proposed amended regulatory language is intended to implement the improvements and updates to Public Resources Code Section 2774 based upon the statutory changes made by Assembly Bill 1142 (Grey, 2016).  Agency: Department of Conservation State Mining and Geology Board Status: The draft was published April 28, 2017, with comments due by June 12, 2017.  The modified proposed amended regulatory text takes into consideration comments received during the required formal comment period.  The 15-day comment period will run from July 11 through July 26, 2017.  The notice and draft update can be accessed here.   RCRC Comments: Staff submitted comments on the formal draft and is now seeking input on the modified text from member counties.  RCRC Advocate: Mary Pitto mpitto@rcrcnet.org

FY 2017-18 Draft Annual Action Plan.  The Annual Action Plan (AP) outlines the State’s current priorities and strategies to address housing and community development goals in FY 2017-18, using federal community development funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.  It is the third of five annual updates to the 2015-20 State Consolidated Plan.  Agency:   California Housing and Community Development.  Status:  The draft AP was released July 10, 2017, for the 14 day public review and comment period ending Sunday, July 23rd.  RCRC Comments:   Staff is seeking input from member counties.  RCRC Advocate: Mary Pitto mpitto@rcrcnet.org

Draft 2017 Update to the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP).  The CVFPP is a long-range plan for improving flood risk management in the Sacramento and San Joaquin river Basins.  The plan provides a comprehensive framework for system-wide management and flood risk reduction planning and is required to update every five years.  This first update refines the overall near and long-term investment needs established in the CVFPP, and includes recommendations on policies and financing that support comprehensive flood risk management actions locally, regionally, and system-wide.  Agency: Department of Water Resources.  Status: The draft was released on December 30, 2016, with comments due by March 31, 2017.  Five public outreach hearings were held in February and March 2017 throughout the Central Valley.  The CVFP Board held six workshops in April, May, and June in 2017.  The CVFP Board will now hold additional workshops on July 14, July 28 and August 11, 2017.  These workshops are intended to provide the CVFP Board an opportunity to discuss the 2017 CVFPP Update, associated documents, public comments, and any potential revisions to the 2017 CVFPP Update.  The draft update, draft Supplemental Program EIS, and scheduled workshop details can be accessed here.  RCRC Comments: Staff is seeking input from member counties.  RCRC Advocate: Mary Pitto mpitto@rcrcnet.org