RCRC members are encouraged to submit comments on regulatory matters to state and federal regulatory bodies, and to provide a copy to RCRC’s Government Affairs staff. Click “Read More” to access information related to the current status of regulations impacting California’s rural counties.
Proposed Changes to the CDBG Regulations: The proposed changes to current Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Regulations will include additional language to allow special allocations of funding for use in mitigating disasters and disaster recovery. Agency: The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) Status: The proposed language was released January 22, 2016, with public comment open until March 8, 2016. A 15 day Notice of Modifications to the Proposed Regulations was released on March 23, 2016, with public comment open until April 7, 2016. RCRC comments: RCRC’s comment letter can be accessed here. A copy of the proposal and additional information can be accessed here. RCRC Advocate: Mary Pitto firstname.lastname@example.org
Drought Mortality Amendments, 2015: Extends until December 2018 various exemptions to the forest practice rules allowing for the removal of dead, dying, and diseased trees due to the drought. Agency: California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection Status: Draft released for public review, comments due by 5 p.m. on March 28, 2016. Hearing set for April 6, 2016. Proposed regulatory language and related documents can be accessed here. RCRC Comments: RCRC’s comment letter can be accessed here. RCRC Advocate: Staci Heaton email@example.com