BPC Urges Senate Appropriations to Support AB 2441-Removal Funding for Commercial Vessels

August 3, BPC submitted a letter to Assemblymember Jim Frazier (11th District) in support of AB 2441 – Abandoned Commercial Vessel Removal Funding. Members of BPC’s Marinas and Boatyards Committee have expressed concerns on the issue of abandoned and derelict vessels, including the lack of sufficient funding for removal. Abandoned vessels impact water quality as well as impede […]

California Land Use and Development Law Report

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ENS Federal Report

ENS Federal Report – July 20, 2018 View Report on ENS Website Share Tweet Link Forward House Approves USEPA Spending Bill on almost Party Line Vote In an unusual vote, the House of Representatives generally voted along party lines to approve the second “minibus” spending bill H.R. 6147.  H.R. 6147 packages budgets for the U.S. Environmental […]

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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