ALLOCATION OF UP TO $1.968 MILLION OF CLEAN BEACHES INITIATIVE (CBI) PROPOSITION 13 GRANT PROGRAM FUNDS TO CONTINUE THE BEACH SAFETY PROGRAM

Summary

SCH Number
2008118071
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
ALLOCATION OF UP TO $1.968 MILLION OF CLEAN BEACHES INITIATIVE (CBI) PROPOSITION 13 GRANT PROGRAM FUNDS TO CONTINUE THE BEACH SAFETY PROGRAM
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
11/10/2008

Document Description
A grant of up to $1.968 Million will be provided to the DPH in order to continue their Beach Safety Program. The DPH developed the Beach Safety Program in response to Assembly Bill (AB) 411 (State. 1997, Ch. 765). AB 411 mandated that beaches with storm drains that discharge during dry weather, that are visited by more than 50,000 people per year, be monitored at least weekly from April 1 through October 31 by the local health officer or environmental health agency. The monitoring provisions are not mandatory in years that the state does not provide sufficient funds. During Fiscal Year 2007-2008 DPH distributed a total of $1,098,851 for the Beach Safety Program. However, for Fiscal Year 2008-2009 the Budget proposed a 10 percent reduction in state funds. As a result, the proposed amount for the program was $984,000. The Governor used line item veto authority to delete the program funding from the Budget due to severe General Fund deficit. The grant awarded to DPH by the State Water Resources Control Board will allow the local environmental health agencies to continue monitoring according to the requirements of AB 411.

Contact Information
Laura Peters
California Department of Water Resources
1001 I Street, 16th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 341-5854

Location


Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 6, Sec 15306
Reasons for Exemption
The grant awarded to the DPH will allow local environmental health agencies to continue monitoring at beaches along the coast of California. The monitoring consists of basic data collection, which will not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. This project is strictly for information gathering purposes.

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