Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement Fees (Title 14, Section 699.5, CCR)

August 23, 2013

Existing law allows the Department to charge a fee to recover the costs it incurs to administer and enforce Fish and Game Code (FGC) Section1600 et seq, relating to Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements. California Code of Regulations, Title 14, subsections 699.5(b), (c), (e), (f), (i), (j), and (k) specify fees which are subject to annual price adjustments in accordance with FGC Section 713. These fees have not been adjusted since 2009. The Department proposes to adjust these fees for inflation by applying the annual price index for the four years 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. The resulting increase will be approximately 9.5%.

In accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, CDFW provided notice of the proposed regulatory action to the Office of Administrative Law for publication in the California Regulatory Notice Register on August 23, 2013. The public notice begins a 45-day review process during which interested individuals may comment on the proposed rulemaking.

Written comments are welcomed and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on October 8, 2013. Comments may be submitted by mail, fax, or e-mail as follows:

California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Micah Carnahan, Environmental Scientist
1416 9th Street, Room 1211B
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: (916) 653-9890

A public hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 8, 2013, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Resources Building located at 1416 9th Street, Sacramento, California, in the 12th floor conference room, Room 1206. The conference room is wheelchair accessible. At the public hearing, any person may present statements or arguments orally or in writing relevant to the proposed action described in the Informative Digest.

The current rulemaking file for this proposal consists of the following documents:

The Office of Administrative Law has approved the amendments to Section 699.5, Fees for Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements. The adjusted fees will be effective on January 1, 2014. The following documents are posted for public review until June 5, 2014: