AB 3005

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly Feb 21, 2020
  • Passed Assembly Jun 10, 2020
  • Passed Senate Aug 30, 2020
  • Governor

Leroy Anderson Dam and Reservoir: permitting, environmental review, and public contracting.

Abstract

Existing law prohibits an entity from diverting or obstructing the natural flow of, or substantially changing or using any material from the bed, channel, or banks of, a river, stream, or lake, or depositing or disposing of debris, waste, or other material containing crumbled, flaked, or ground pavement where it may pass into a river, stream, or lake, unless the Department of Fish and Wildlife receives written notification regarding the activity and the department either determines that the activity will not substantially adversely affect an existing fish and wildlife resource or, if the department determines that the activity may substantially adversely affect an existing fish and wildlife resource, the department issues a final agreement to the entity that includes reasonable measures necessary to protect the affected resource. This bill would, if the department determines that the Anderson Dam project, as defined, will substantially adversely affect existing fish and wildlife resources and the Santa Clara Valley Water District completes certain actions for the project, require the department within 180 days of receipt of a notification, as defined, from the district to issue a final agreement with the district that includes reasonable measures necessary to protect the affected resource, unless the department and the district agree to an extension. The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires a lead agency, as defined, to prepare, or cause to be prepared, and certify the completion of an environmental impact report (EIR) on a project that it proposes to carry out or approve that may have a significant effect on the environment or to adopt a negative declaration if it finds that the project will not have that effect. CEQA also requires a lead agency to prepare a mitigated negative declaration for a project that may have a significant effect on the environment if revisions in the project would avoid or mitigate that effect and there is no substantial evidence that the project, as revised, would have a significant effect on the environment. CEQA establishes administrative procedures for the review and certification of the EIR for a project and judicial review procedures for any action or proceeding brought to challenge the lead agency's decision to certify the EIR or to grant project approvals. This bill would establish specified procedures for the administrative and judicial review of the environmental review and approvals granted for the Anderson Dam project, as defined. The bill would apply certain rules of court establishing procedures requiring actions or proceedings seeking judicial review pursuant to CEQA or the granting of project approvals, including any appeals to the court of appeal or the Supreme Court, to be resolved, to the extent feasible, within 270 business days of the filing of the certified record of proceedings with the court to an action or proceeding seeking judicial review of the lead agency's action related to the Anderson Dam project under CEQA. The bill would require the Santa Clara Valley Water District, in implementing the project, to comply with certain requirements. This bill would establish a schedule for the issuance of a draft EIR and the certification of the final EIR for the implementation of measures set forth in a specific settlement agreement to benefit fisheries in the Stevens Creek and the Guadalupe River watersheds, as provided. Existing law designates the State Water Resources Control Board as that state water pollution control agency for purposes of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and authorizes the state board to issue a certificate or statement under the federal act that there is reasonable assurance that an activity of a person subject to the jurisdiction of the state board will not reduce water quality below applicable standards. This bill would prescribe procedures by which the state board is to issue the certification for the Anderson Dam project. This bill would authorize state agencies with permitting authority over the Anderson Dam project to take certain actions to expedite the permitting process for the project, including entering into an agreement for the recovery of certain costs. This bill would require the Santa Clara Valley Water District to develop, in consultation with the adaptive management team, as described, the Adaptive Management Program, as described. The bill would require the district, in conjunction with the state board and others, to implement a new flow regime, known as FAHCE+, for the Guadalupe River and Stevens Creek by October 15, 2020. The bill would require the district, by January 1, 2021, to engage and discuss with the Guadalupe River Corridor Restoration Management Team the development of a Guadalupe River Corridor restoration management plan, as provided. Existing law authorizes certain local entities to select a bidder for a contract on the basis of "best value," as defined. Existing law governs various types of contract procedures applicable to the Santa Clara Valley Water District and prescribes competitive bidding procedures for any improvement or unit of work over $50,000. This bill would authorize the district, upon approval by the board of directors of the district, to award contracts on a best value basis for any work of construction to retrofit, repair, or replace the Leroy Anderson Dam and Reservoir, owned by the district and located in the County of Santa Clara. The bill would require the district, if the board elects to award contracts on a best value basis, to comply with specified requirements governing the documents prepared setting forth the scope and estimated price of the project and the request for qualifications. The bill would prohibit a best value contractor from being prequalified, shortlisted, or awarded a contract unless the contractor provides an enforceable commitment to the district that the contractor and its subcontractors at every tier will use a skilled and trained workforce to perform all work on the project, in accordance with certain criteria. By requiring certain information of bidders to be certified under penalty of perjury, the bill would expand an existing crime, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program. This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the Santa Clara Valley Water District. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

Bill Sponsors (10)

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Sep 29, 2020

Assembly

Vetoed by Governor.

Sep 15, 2020

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.

Aug 31, 2020

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 75. Noes 1. Page 5443.).

Aug 30, 2020

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.

Senate

Read third time. Urgency clause adopted. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 39. Noes 0.).

Aug 25, 2020

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 24, 2020

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Aug 20, 2020

Senate

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (August 20).

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 19, 2020

Senate

In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

Aug 17, 2020

Senate

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Aug 14, 2020

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (August 12).

Aug 05, 2020

Senate

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Jul 01, 2020

Senate

Referred to Com. on N.R. & W.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on N.R. & W.

Jun 11, 2020

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Jun 10, 2020

Assembly

Read third time. Urgency clause adopted. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 78. Noes 0. Page 4763.).

Jun 04, 2020

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jun 03, 2020

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

Jun 02, 2020

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 18. Noes 0.) (June 2).

May 14, 2020

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 14. Noes 0.) (May 14). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

May 05, 2020

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on W., P., & W.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on W., P., & W.

May 04, 2020

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on W., P., & W. Read second time and amended.

Apr 24, 2020

Assembly

Referred to Com. on W., P., & W.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on W., P., & W.

Feb 24, 2020

Assembly

Read first time.

Feb 22, 2020

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 23.

Feb 21, 2020

Assembly

Introduced. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB3005 HTML
02/21/20 - Introduced PDF
05/04/20 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/03/20 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/17/20 - Amended Senate PDF
08/24/20 - Amended Senate PDF
09/04/20 - Enrolled PDF

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