Saturday, June 24, 2017

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Bay Planning Coalition News

Bureau of Reclamation dedicates $100 million of 2016 budget to Western drought relief

The Bureau of Reclamation recently released it 2016 spending plan, which devotes more than half of the $166.3 million appropriated to the bureau in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 to Western drought response.
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Feinstein releases discussion draft of California drought relief bill

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) recently released a discussion draft of a drought relief bill for her home state of California, which includes short-term provisions to promote efficiency during the current drought and long-term provisions to improve the state’s resiliency.
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California State Resources Control Board consolidates irrigation district hearings

The California State Resources Control Board announced this week that it has consolidated and rescheduled the hearings for the West Side Irrigation District (WSID) and the Byron-Bethany Irrigation District (BBID).
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Water board posts updated Water Quality Control Plans for three California waters

The California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley (5), recently posted updated Water Quality Control Plans for three California water bodies on its website.
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Senate removes riders to block EPA regulations in omnibus spending bill

The recently announced omnibus spending bill for fiscal year 2016 does not feature riders sought by the Republican party to block Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) actions and increases the Interior-Environment budget by $1.7 billion from 2015.
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