NEWS WORTH NOTING: BBID-backed water reform bill passes Assembly; New infographic on water use and efficiency in the Sacramento region; State Lands Commission publishes Huntington Beach desal project enviro docs
NEWS WORTH NOTING: BBID-backed water reform bill passes Assembly; New infographic on water use and efficiency in the Sacramento region; State Lands Commission publishes Huntington Beach desal project enviro docs.
BBID-Backed Water Reform Bill Passes Assembly From the Byron Bethany Irrigation District: On Tuesday, the California State Assembly overwhelmingly passed a major water bill backed by Byron-Bethany Irrigation District (BBID).
Assembly Bill 313, introduced earlier this year by Assemblyman Adam Gray (D-Merced) to reestablish balance and fairness for California’s water rights holders, was passed with an initial 55-0 vote.
AB 313 balances the scales.” The bill establishes a new water rights management structure, creating a new Water Rights Division in the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) to handle all water rights matters.
Regional Water Authority Releases New Infographic on Water Use and Efficiency in the Sacramento Region From the Sacramento Regional Water Authority: Water Authority has released a new infographic highlighting water use and efficiency progress in the Sacramento region since 2000.
The infographic can be found on RWA’s Web site at http://rwah2o.org/water-efficiency/ State Lands Commission Publishes Huntington Beach Desalination Project Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report From Poseidon Water: Today, Poseidon Water announced that the California State Lands Commission (SLC) has published the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (DSEIR) that analyzes the new seawater intake and discharge technology enhancements for Poseidon Water’s proposed Huntington Beach Desalination Pr; oject (the Project).
“On behalf of Poseidon Water, we want to thank the California State Lands Commission staff for their effort in preparing the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report,” said Scott Maloni, Vice President of Poseidon Water.
The SLC is now supplementing the 2010 report with additional analysis of the new seawater intake and discharge technology enhancements proposed by Poseidon to demonstrate compliance with the State Water Board’s recently adopted seawater desalination regulations.
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