Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources
DWR has released the Final Guidelines for the Urban Flood Risk Reduction (UFRR) Program authorized under the Disaster Preparedness and Flood Prevention Bond Act of 2006 (Proposition 1E). These documents will guide the selection and funding of UFRR Program projects. Program funding in the amount of $150 million is available for this solicitation from the current appropriation of Proposition 1E. Additional funding may become available under future legislative appropriations.
Under this program, funding will be available to local urban agencies for:
- Repairing, rehabilitating, reconstructing or replacing levees, weirs, bypasses, and facilities of the State Plan of Flood Control; and/or
- Improving or adding facilities to the State Plan of Flood Control to increase levels of flood protection for urban areas.
DWR is seeking competitive project proposals for the Urban Flood Risk Reduction (UFRR) Program. The proposals are due March 9, 2015.
Information about how to apply for the funding is available on the program’s website.
The State of California is hosting a public workshop on February 3, 2015 in Bakersfield to provide input on an independent study of the potential environmental and health impacts of well stimulation treatments, including hydraulic fracturing, in California.
Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Time: 6:00-8:00 PM PST
Location: California State University, Bakersfield, Student Union/Multipurpose Room,
9001 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93311.
Pursuant to Senate Bill 4 (Pavley, Statutes of 2013), the California Natural Resources Agency has commissioned the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, with the participation of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, to conduct an independent scientific assessment of well stimulation. The study will focus on the potential impacts on the environment and contain case studies with evaluations of environmental issues and public health risks. Attendees at the workshop will have a chance to learn more about the scientific assessment and provide input to the scientists who are working on the study, scheduled for release in July 2015.
For more information, please visit the workshop website.