Category: BPC News

AQPI Radar Collecting Important Data During February Atmospheric River Storms

As February’s atmospheric rivers continue to batter the Bay Area, two new X-band radars are capturing and analyzing precipitation data for use by the National Weather Service and others.  The two radars are the building blocks for the Advanced Quantitative Precipitation Information system, a precipitation, runoff, and coastal flood monitoring and modeling system under development […]

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Waters of the State Decision Postponed

Following the Trump Administration’s move to roll back protections of wetlands, BPC has been actively engaged in a statewide coalition to influence the development of a balanced definition of wetlands in California to find a workable solution for the millions of acres of wetlands, vernal pools, and waterways that are subject to federal regulation.  The […]

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New Scale Will Help Officials and Public Prepare for Atmospheric River Storms

Bay Planning Coalition (BPC) congratulates the Scripps team of researchers on the release of Atmospheric River scale (AR CAT). BPC is also a proud partner in the Bay Area AQPI project, which complements AR CAT. AQPI provides more precise local data and prediction, giving agencies, cities and emergency response personnel increased prep time for impacts. […]

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2018 Election: BPC Ballot Measure Positions

As we have covered in our previous newsletters, BPC has taken official positions on several measures on the November ballot: PROPOSITION 3: YES Proposition 3, the Water Supply and Water Quality Act of 2018, will invest over $8 billion in California water infrastructure, including key categories like: safe drinking water, Sustainable Groundwater Management (SGMA) implementation, […]

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BPC Engages on BCDC Environmental Justice Effort

On October 4, BPC staff member Brianne Riley attended the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission’s (BCDC) Environmental Justice Working Group meeting. Topics of discussion included a timeline update on the Environmental Justice and Social Equity Bay Plan Amendment and BCDC’s Bay Plan Policies Regarding Public Access. These are efforts that we plan to […]

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USACE Releases 2018 NLAA Program Criteria

The San Francisco District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in cooperation with the USACE’s Sacramento District and NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) California Coastal and Central Valley Divisions in NMFS’ West Coast Region has released the final version of its Proposed Additional Procedures and Criteria for Permitting Projects under a Programmatic […]

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Governor Brown Signs Abandoned Vessels Bill Supported by BPC

On September 19, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2441 into law. This bill, sponsored by Assemblymember Jim Frazier, secures a necessary ongoing source of funding for the removal of commercial vessels that have been abandoned or left derelict in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Abandoned vessels and the issues related to them are key topics of […]

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BPC Board of Directors Votes to Officially Oppose Proposition 6

At their meeting on Monday, September 17, the Bay Planning Coalition Board of Directors voted to take an official position against California statewide ballot measure Proposition 6, which will be on the ballot in November. According to the related entry on ballotpedia.org, Proposition 6 would “repeal the gas and diesel tax increases and vehicle fees […]

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BPC Continues Advocacy Efforts on AB 617 Implementation

This month, BPC signed onto a second coalition letter spearheaded by the California Manufacturers and Technology Association (CMTA), which expresses some concerns and recommendations for the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Community Air Protection Blueprint. CARB approved the Community Air Protection Blueprint at its Board meeting on September 27. BPC has been, and continues to […]

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