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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.
Following several days of intense negotiations between Democratic and Republican Leaders in the Senate and Assembly, the Governor, and key stakeholders, late Wednesday night the Legislature passed a comprehensive water bond in the nick of time. Governor Brown signed the bond late Wednesday night flanked by the members of the Legislature, saying: “Water is the lifeblood of any civilization and for California it’s the precondition of healthy rivers, valleys, farms and a strong economy… With this water bond, legislators from both parties have affirmed their faith in California’s future.”
The California Energy Commission (CEC) recently announced two significant grant programs for bioenergy projects that offer up to $10.5 million for research and development and $27 million for technology demonstration and deployment.