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CWCCG Submits Comments to California Natural Resources Agency on Fourth California Climate Change Assessment
On August 29, CASA submitted comments through the California Wastewater Climate Change Group (CWCCG) to the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) on the draft Scope of Work for the fourth California Climate Change Assessment. Since 2006, California has produced three climate assessments as a mechanism to guide state policy that will strengthen comprehensive actions to address climate change. This year, the CNRA released its fourth draft, which will allocate $2.5 million each year for the next two years to a number of research projects. Prior to selecting the projects, the CNRA requ
The California Senate Environmental Quality Committee (EQ) on Monday pulled back a bill that would place additional testing requirements on the land application of biosolids in Kern County. AB 371, authored by Assemblyman Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) faced another round of amendments requested by the Senate EQ Committee to eliminate aspects of the bill that would have mandated testing at all land application sites within Kern County. This would result in impacts to a much broader set of cities in the County, not just the unincorporated sections as was the original intent of the bill.
State Water Board Releases Estimated Water Quality Fees for FY 2014-15, Final Draft Regulations Expected in September
On August 14, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) released a draft of the proposed Water Quality Fees for Fiscal Year 2014-15. This document was provided to stakeholders for planning purposes only and a fee schedule based on final budget and revenue data is tentatively scheduled to be released prior to the September 23, 2014 Board meeting.