During the summer of 2016 DWR solicited and received public opinion regarding the development of BMPs by initiating an on-line survey. The BMP update given to the California Water Commission on August 17, 2016, is available here.
DWR was required to develop the BMPs through a public process – the following is the schedule for the required BMP public meetings. The presentation slides from the public meetings are available here.
|Release of Draft BMPs for public review and comment||October 28, 2016|
|Public meetings to discuss Draft BMP: 2:00 PM, Willows City Hall, City Council Chambers, 201 North Lassen Street, Willows, CA 95988. Agenda||November 14, 2016|
|Presentation of Draft BMPs to California Water Commission. This includes a public webcast via the CWC website.||November 15, 2016|
|Public meetings to discuss Draft BMP: 4:00 PM, Clovis Veterans Memorial Building, Veterans Room, 808 4th Street, Clovis, CA 93612. Agenda||November 16, 2016|
|Public meetings to discuss Draft BMP: 1:00 PM, Delhi Community Center, Ballroom, 505 East Central Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92707. Agenda||November 17, 2016|
|Comments on Draft BMPs due||November 28, 2016|
|Final BMPs Released||December 2016|
*All dates are subject to change.
DWR hosted a 90-minute webinar in November 2015 to address the SB 13 amendments to SGMA as they pertain to the formation of a GSA. The following information is available for use by local agencies and the public:
- GSA Formation Notification Guidelines for Local Agencies (revised 01/06/2016)
- SB 13 and GSA webinar presentation and agenda (11/12/2015)
- Video recording of SB 13 and GSA webinar (11/12/2015)
Public comments on the discussion papers are provided below.
|The Nature Conservancy||Sandi Matsumoto||12/16/2015|
|The Nature Conservancy||Sandi Matsumoto||10/20/2015|
|NGO Groundwater Collaborative||Robyn DiFalco||9/28/2015|
|San Bernardino County||Bob Page||9/04/2015|
|CSAC and RCRC||Karen Keene||9/02/2015|