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Wetland and Riparian Area Protection Policy

As directed by the State Water Board in Resolution No. 2008-0026, the Wetland and Riparian Area Protection Policy is being implemented in three phases which will allow for necessary infrastructure and program development. The current Phase 1 effort is now called the “Wetland Area Protection Policy  and Dredge and Fill Regulations.”

The purpose of Phase 1 is to protect all waters of the State, including wetlands,  from dredge and fill discharges. It includes a wetland definition and associated delineation methods, an assessment framework for collecting and reporting aquatic resource information, and requirements applicable to discharges of dredged or fill material.

Phases 2 and 3 are not under consideration  at this time. Current efforts on Phase 1 are focused on developing a Draft Program Environmental Impact Report and accompanying draft policy and draft regulation text.

Fore more info see: http://www.swrcb.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/cwa401/wrapp.shtml


Developer Fee Increase

On January 25, 2012, the State Allocation Board approved the increase of Statutory Residential and Commercial Developer Fees   that are collected by California school districts.  Residential Developer Fees were increased to $3.20 per square foot and Commercial Developer Fees were increased to $0.51 per square foot.

An updated Developer Fee Study is required for school districts to implement the increased fee.   Please contact SII for assistance in preparing Developer Fee Study.


–Updated January 2012–