Existing law prohibits the use of any vacuum or suction dredge equipment by any person in any river, stream, or lake of this state without a permit issued by the Department of Fish and Game. Existing law designates the issuance of permits to operate vacuum or suction dredge equipment to be a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) , and suspends the issuance of permits, and mining pursuant to a permit, until the department has completed an environmental impact report for the project as ordered by the court in a specified court action. Existing law prohibits the use of any vacuum or suction dredge equipment in any river, stream, or lake, for instream mining purposes, until the Director of Fish and Game certifies to the Secretary of State that (1) the department has completed the environmental review of its existing vacuum or suction dredge equipment regulations as ordered by the court, (2) the department has transmitted for filing with the Secretary of State a certified copy of new regulations, as necessary, and (3) the new regulations are operative. This bill would require the department, upon request, to refund the amount of the permit fee paid in 2009 by a person issued a vacuum or suction dredge equipment permit and subject to the latter prohibition. This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.
From committee without further action.
From Assembly without further action.
To Com. on W.,P. & W.
In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
Read third time. Urgency clause adopted. Passed. (Ayes 28. Noes 1. Page 3474.) To Assembly.
Read second time. To third reading.
From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 8. Noes 0. Page 3427.)
Set for hearing May 3.
Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
Set for hearing April 26.
From committee: Do pass, but first be re-referred to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 1. Page 3001.) Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
Set for hearing March 23.
To Com. on N.R. & W.
From print. May be acted upon on or after February 21.
Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
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