ENS Federal Report for June 8, 2018

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WRDA bill sails through House

WATER POLICY WRDA bill sails through House Ariel Wittenberg, E&E News reporter Published: Thursday, June 7, 2018 A water infrastructure bill easily secured approval on the House floor last night, gaining a 408-2 vote and overcoming a last-minute Democratic motion to recommit. Other amendments to the Water Resources Development Act, or WRDA, had sailed through […]

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 […]

Your Water and Wastewater Updates for May 1

  CASA Legislative Advocacy at Work CASA’s team, with our members’ support, is off to a great start with several recent legislative wins. Here are a few highlights of several bills we influenced and advocacy advancements we’ve made over the past few weeks. Bills We Opposed SB 831 (Wieckowski), SB 1469 (Skinner) and AB 2890 […]

New state “Climate Adaptation” bill introduced – Sen. Wiekowski – SB 262

  CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION SENATE BILL No. 262   Introduced by Senator Wieckowski February 08, 2017 An act to amend Section 71358 of the Public Resources Code, relating to climate change. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST SB 262, as introduced, Wieckowski. Climate change: climate adaptation: advisory council. Existing law requires the Office of Planning and Research to […]

Posts from California Land Use & Development Law Report for 04/02/2018

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The Hill: Spending bill includes major wildfire overhaul

The spending bill Congress is considering includes a major, bipartisan effort to overhaul how the U.S. government spends money to fight wildfires on federal land. The provision in the omnibus appropriations bill, released publicly late Wednesday, is meant to cut down on a practice known as “fire borrowing” in which agencies like the Forest Service and Bureau […]

AB 388 Advances to Senate Committees

On March 13th, BPC joined a letter in support of Assembly Bill 388. AB 388 would allow wetland restoration projects involving the beneficial reuse of dredged material to be eligible for funds under the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. AB 388 unanimously passed through the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources and Appropriations and is now in […]

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Consider San Francisco Bay Area as Potential Beneficial Use Pilot Program Site Under Section 1122 of the WIIN Act

On February 9th, BPC in collaboration with California State Coastal Conservancy, Save The Bay, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), and The Bay Institute, sent a joint letter to top officials at the Department of the Army and the US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to request that the San Francisco Bay Area […]