Existing law, with certain exceptions, requires each person who diverts water after December 31, 1965, to file with the State Water Resources Control Board a prescribed statement of diversion and use. Existing law requires a statement to include specified information, including, on and after January 1, 2012, monthly records of water diversions. Under existing law, the monthly record requirement does not apply to a surface water diversion with a combined diversion capacity from a natural channel that is less than 50 cubic feet per second or to diverters using siphons in the tidal zone. Existing law subjects a person who makes a material misstatement in connection with the filing of the diversion and use statements to administratively imposed civil penalties in the amount of $500 for each violation. This bill would revise the types of water diversions for which the reporting requirement does not apply, including, among other diversions, a diversion that occurs before January 1, 2009, if certain requirements are met. The bill would delete exceptions to the monthly record requirement, and revise requirements relating to the contents of the statement of diversion and use. The bill would subject a person to civil liability if that person fails to file, as required, a diversion and use statement for a diversion or use that occurs after January 1, 2009, tampers with any measuring device, or makes a material misstatement in connection with the filing of a diversion and use statement. The board would be authorized to impose the civil liability in accordance with a specified schedule. The bill would authorize the board and the Department of Water Resources to adopt emergency regulations for the filing of reports of water diversion or use that are required to be filed by those respective state agencies under specified statutory provisions. The bill would make additional conforming changes and would set forth related legislative findings and declarations.
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From committee without further action.
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on RLS. Read second time and amended.
Read first time.
Introduced. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|10/29/09 - Introduced|
|10/31/09 - Amended Assembly|
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