SF Bay Restoration Authority Meeting 10/26

For your information, the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority Governing Board is meeting on Wednesday, 10/26/11, 12 PM to 2 PM, at the MetroCenter, 101 8th Street, Conference Room 171, Oakland. The meeting agenda is available online at http://sfbayrestore.org/  

Congresswoman Barbara Lee helps Port of Oakland Reach Funding Milestone for Harbor Deepening and Maintenance

Oakland, Calif. —October 18, 2011—Congresswoman Barbara Lee helped the Port of Oakland reach a major funding milestone of nearly $350 million for harbor deepening and maintenance. Deeper vessel channels mean that the Port can remain globally competitive, support job retention and growth, and drive positive economic impact for the region, state and nation.  Of the […]

Proposed Plan/Draft Remedial Action Plan: Former Naval Station Treasure Island

The Department of the Navy, in coordination with state Department of Toxic Substances Control [DTSC] and Regional Water Quality Control Board and federal environmental regulatory agencies, encourages the public to comment on the Proposed Plan/Draft Remedial Action Plan (RAP) for Installation Restoration Site 21, at the former Naval Station Treasure Island in San Francisco, California.  […]

Water Board: Draft Workplan to Assess and Align Priorities, Resources, and Performance Targets

On September 19, 2011, the State Water Board adopted Resolution No. 2011-0042, approving a new fee schedule for Fiscal Year 2011-2012 that resulted in a fee increase ofalmost $28 million. Most of this fee increase was caused by a shift away from the general fundto fee funding to support existing work in the Water Boards’ […]

ENS Weekly Washington Update 10/14/11

   Topics of the Week:    House Democrats Submit Deficit Reduction Ideas to Super Committee    House Hearing on National Infrastructure Bank    Cutting EPA Spending    House Continues Effort to Roll Back Regulations    Administration Expediting Infrastructure Projects    House Vents on Endangered Species Act    Friday Vote on H.R. 2273: Coal Residuals Reuse […]

BAAQMD Advisory Council Openings

Air District currently has ten openings on its Advisory Council. Members are being recruited in the following categories:  1.      Regional Park District 2.      Parks & Recreation 3.      Mass Public Transportation 4.      Architect 5.      Public Health Agency (2) 6.      Industry 7.      Conservation Organization 8.      Organized Labor, and 9.      Community Planning  The closing date for this recruitment […]

New Book on the "Natural History of San Francisco Bay"

From Ariel Rubissow Okamoto, one of the authors: “I wanted you to know about my new book, Natural History of San Francisco Bay, recently published by the University of California Press.  I like to call it the “kitchen sink” on San Francisco Bay — it’s got everything from rocket science to fish stories (how big […]

Wells Fargo Weekly Economic & Financial Commentary 10/14/11

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Governor Acts on Water Related Bills

Gov. Jerry Brown took action on a number of water-related bills before the Oct. 9 deadline.  Read more on the ACWA website.

Governor Brown Signs Bill Authorizing Non-profits to hold Easements and Endowments

On October 8, 2011, Governor Brown signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 436 authorizing state and local agencies to transfer funds to a nonprofit organization, special district or land trust that are set aside for long-term management of land acquired as mitigation for a development project.  Sponsored by Senator Christine Kehoe and supported by the […]