Notice of Proposed Emergency Rulemaking – Water Rights Fee

On September 19, 2011, the State Water Board adopted Resolution No. 2011-0043, which revised the emergency water rights fee regulations and schedules consistent with the revenue levels set forth in the Budget Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011-12.  View the Water Rights Emergency Regulations 

Wells Fargo Weekly Economic & Financial Commentary 9/30/11

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America's Cup: Coast Guard to study ways to balance business and racing

                                                                 A September 30 article in the SF Business Times notes that the U.S. Coast Guard, which regulates traffic on the bay, is convening a special group to decide how to balance racing and bay commerce . . . America’s Cup officials said they are prepared to devise ways for racing and commerce to coexist […]

San Francisco Estuary Institute: Regional Monitoring Program Annual Meeting 10/4

  The Regional Monitoring Program (RMP) Annual Meeting is a little less than one week away, on Tuesday 10/4 from 9:00am-4:00pm.   The theme this year is Pollutant Effects on Aquatic Life.  Click here to register and view the agenda.

Welcome to the Navy League’s 109th National Convention

  The 2011 Navy League National Convention is only weeks away from 10/26-10/30 at the Marriott Chattanooga, TN.  For more information, access the program.

South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project Stakeholder Forum 10/20

The focus of this annual meeting will be on the tremendous progress made by the Project in the past year expanding tidal habitat restoration and developing detailed designs for flood management in the far South Bay.   Meeting participants will have the opportunity to provide feedback to the Project Partners on the proposed actions for Phase 2: the next phase of restoration […]

Water Board: Scoping for Statewide Policy for Nutrient Control in Inland Surface Waters in California

The Scoping Meeting for a Statewide Policy for Nutrient Control in Inland Surface Waters in California is scheduled for October 27, 2011.  Comment Deadline is November 10, 2011 by 12 noon.  Read more in the Nutrient Scoping Document.

BPC formed Ad Hoc By-Laws Committee

Bay Planning Coalition (BPC) has formed an ad hoc by-laws Committee (Committee) charged with modifying the by-laws to meet the recently adopted Strategic Plan and updating the by-laws with current information in order to efficiently and effectively carry-out future decisions.  We welcome our new Committee members: John Briscoe, Briscoe Ivester & Bazel LLP JoAnne Dunec, […]

BCDC to Vote on Climate Change Bay Plan Amendment on 10/6

BCDC will vote on proposed Bay Plan Amendment No. 1-08 concerning climate change at the October 6, 2011 Commission meeting. Meeting materials are available on the Commission’s website: The following items have been posted: 1. Revised Staff Report and Staff Recommendation 2. Response to Public Comments 3. Commission’s Resolution to Adopt the Amendment 4. […]

CEQA Exemptions to Streamline Construction Related Activities

Two bills have passed the California Legislature that will expedite judicial review of particular development projects subject to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  Rather than challenging project approvals in the trial courts, the bills grant the state Courts of Appeal original jurisdiction.  SB 292: applies to a new NFL football stadium and convention center […]