House Holds Hearing on Proposed Waters of the United States Rule

The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee held a hearing to examine the impacts of EPA’s proposed “Definition of the ‘Waters of United States’ Under the Clean Water Act” rule on July 9th. The full Committee hearing, entitled “Navigating the Clean Water Act: Is Water Wet?”, provided members the opportunity to ask EPA Deputy Administrator […]

California Drought and Water News for July 9, 2014

Associated Press: California considers mandatory water restrictions NBC Southern California: California Board Considers Fines for Water Wasters McClatchy Washington Bureau: As farm interests line up against water regs, EPA officials begin the hard sell Stockton Record: Delta water getting saltier, fish kills show NBC Southern California: California Drought Creates Extreme Fire Danger, Low Water Reserves Capital Public Radio: Drought Gives […]

Notice of Proposed Emergency Rulemaking – Urban Water Conservation Drought

At the links below, please find the Proposed Emergency Regulations pertaining to the Prohibition of Activities and Mandatory Actions During the Drought Emergency; Notice of Proposed Emergency Rulemaking; Emergency Regulations Digest; and Fact Sheet. This item will be considered at the July 15, 2014 State Water Board meeting.  The State Water Board is particularly interested in […]

California Drought and Water News for July 8, 2014

Los Angles Times: L.A. leaders focusing on groundwater treatment in bond discussions New York Times: A California Oil Field Yields Another Prized Commodity Sacramento Bee: Viewpoints: Putting some myths about California’s drought to rest Modesto Bee: Our View: End secrecy around groundwater data San Gabriel Valley Tribune: California drought: In-N-Out, Chipotle raising prices due to rising food costs NBC News: Water-Guzzling […]

California Drought and Water News for July 7, 2014

Los Angeles Times: Senate Democrats trim $3B from water bond plan New York Times: Californians keeping up with Joneses’ water use Sacramento Bee: California Water Bond: The Burning Questions Business Insider: California lawmakers to work on drought plan during summer recess Sacramento Bee: On Topic: Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins discusses water bond Capital Public Radio: Emergency Drought Relief Money Still […]

Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment — Draft Utility Vaults Permit

Click here to view a Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment  on the Draft Statewide General Permit for Utility Vault and Underground Structure Discharges to Waters of the United States (Utility Vaults Permit) from the State Water Resources Control Board. The Public Hearing is scheduled for September 23, 2014 Comment Deadline is August 1, […]

Agenda for July 15-16, 2014 SWRCB Board Meeting

Click here to view the agenda for the the agenda for the July 15-16, 2014 Board Meeting of the State Water Resources Control Board.

Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment, Notice of Public Workshop, Public Hearing and Filing — Desalination Amendments

Click here to view a Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment, Notice of Public Workshop, Public Hearing and Filing on the Proposed Amendments To The Water Quality Control Plan For Ocean Waters Of California Addressing Desalination Facility Intake, Brine Discharges, And The Incorporation Of Other Nonsubstantive Changes from the State Water Resources Control Board.   The […]

Negotiations Continue on 2014 Water Bond

ACWA Outreach Advisory: Negotiations Continue on 2014 Water Bond  

Water Bond Off Until August

  Water Bond Off Until August   July 3, 2014   CASA Website Current News State Legislation   With no agreement on a revised Water Bond in sight, it appears discussions won’t resume until the Legislature returns from its month long summer recess which begins today and ends on August 4th. Earlier in the week, […]