California Resources Agency News Alert- Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan Availability

  • by BPC Staff
  • March 11, 2013
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Beginning Thursday, March 14, the California Natural Resources Agency plans to release a preliminary draft of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. The draft chapters will be available for viewing on the day of release on the BDCP website, www.BayDeltaConservationPlan.com. This is a preliminary draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan. A public review draft plan and formal comment period will be announced later this year.

The release will occur in three stages and each release will be followed by a public meeting. The anticipated schedule is as follows:

 STAGE 1

March 14 BDCP release:

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Existing Ecological Conditions

Chapter 3: Conservation Strategy

Chapter 4: Covered Activities and Associated Federal Actions

March 20 Public Meeting on Chapters 1-4

Ramada Inn, West Sacramento, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

 STAGE 2

March 27 BDCP release:

Chapter 5: Effects Analysis

Chapter 6: Plan Implementation

Chapter 7: Implementation Structure

April 4 Public Meeting on Chapters 5-7

 STAGE 3

Week of April 22 release:

Chapter 8: Implementation Costs and Funding Sources

Chapter 9: Alternatives to Take

Chapter 10: Integration of Independent Science into BDCP

Chapter 11: List of Preparers

Chapter 12: Glossary

Week of April 29 Public Meeting on Chapters 8-12