Waters of the State Update

BPC has been closely monitoring the State Water Resources Control Board’s (State Water Board) development of new proposed Procedures for Discharges of Dredged or Fill Material to Waters of the State, for inclusion in the Water Quality Control Plan for Inland Surface Waters and Enclosed Bays and Estuaries and Ocean Waters of California. We originally […]

WRDA 2018 Legislation Introduced in House, Passes Unanimously in Senate Committee

On May 22 the U.S. Senate’s version of the Water Resources Development Act of 2018 (WRDA 2018), known in the Senate as America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, passed unanimously in the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. The U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee’s leaders introduced the bipartisan WRDA 2018 legislation on May […]

2018 Bay Funding Coalition Letter

Outgoing Port of Redwood City Director Named BPC 2018 Frank C. Boerger Award Recipient

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 25, 2018   Bay Planning Coalition Names Michael J. Giari as 2018 Frank C. Boerger Award Recipient Outgoing Director of Port of Redwood City to be recognized as part of BPC’s Spring Summit event in Oakland on May 11   Oakland, CA – (April 25, 2018): Bay Planning Coalition (BPC) […]

John Coleman Travels to DC to Support BPC Interests

BPC CEO John Coleman was in Washington, D.C. in early March, and he met with members of Congress, their staff, and senior United States Army Corps of Engineers officials. While there, John also delivered letters inviting Congressmen Denham, DeSaulnier, Garamendi and Thompson to be on a Congressional Panel at BPC’s upcoming Spring Summit to discuss […]

BPC Submits Letter of Support for Coastal Conservancy’s Beneficial Use Pilot Program Proposal

On February 9, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) opened solicitation for proposals for the beneficial use of dredged material pilot program pursuant to Section 1122 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016. Under the program, ten pilot project sites will be selected to maximize the beneficial placement of dredged material from […]

Support for AB 2578 Seawall Improvements

On April 4, 2018, BPC submitted a letter of support for Assembly Bill 2578 (AB 2578) introduced by Assemblymember Chiu and co-authored by Senator Wiener and Assemblymember Ting. Click here to read BPC’s support letter. AB 2578 Infrastructure financing districts: City and County of San Francisco would provide a mechanism for the State to contribute funds […]

Sand Mining Litigation Update

Arielle O. Harris of Downey Brand LLP provided an update at the February 21st BPC Board of Directors meeting on the Sand Mining Litigation. The case involves a challenge by San Francisco Baykeeper, Inc. of leases to submerged lands in San Francisco Bay issued in 2012 by the California State Lands Commission (SLC) to private […]

State Water Board Anticipates Revised Draft for Waters of the State Procedures to be Released in May

BPC CEO John Coleman participated in a conference call on February 16th updating interested stakeholders on the State Water Resources Control Board’s (State Water Board) proposal to include a “State Wetlands Definition and Procedures for Discharges of Dredged or Fill Material to Waters of the State” in the forthcoming Water Quality Control Plan for Inland […]

BPC Signs onto Bay Area Council Letter to California Water Commission

BPC has officially signed onto a letter authored by the Bay Area Council to the California Water Commission expressing concerns with the draft Public Benefits Ratios released for Proposition 1 support-eligible projects. Having found that the draft ratios would only allocate $1.7 billion of the $2.7 billion approved by Proposition 1, the Bay Area Council […]