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Proposed Groundwater Sustainability Plan Emergency Regulations Available

May 12, 2016

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has released the proposed Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) Emergency Regulations, which are available on DWR’s GSP website.

The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) of 2014 requires groundwater sustainability agencies (GSAs) and local public agencies to comply with these regulations in order to sustainably manage California’s high- and medium-priority groundwater basins. Comments submitted by CSAC and the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) on the prior draft may be viewed here. Several of our comments are reflected in the final draft.

The proposed GSP Emergency Regulations will be presented to the California Water Commission on May 18, 2016, for consideration and adoption. Once the emergency regulations are adopted the Notice of Proposed Emergency Rulemaking will be distributed and posted on the DWR’s website and submitted to the Office of Administrative Law.

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