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RUSSIAN RIVER TRIBUTARIES CDO AND ACL HEARINGS - 2015
During 2015 The State Water Board's Deputy Director for the Division Water Rights (Deputy Director) signed an Informational Order for the four Russian River tributaries on August 24, 2015. The Informational Order was issued to all landowners in, and suppliers of water from, the four priority Russian River tributary watersheds. The Informational Order required landowners in, and suppliers of water from, the four tributary watersheds to provide information to the State Water Board using an Online Informational Order Form. Water Code section 1846, subdivision (a)(2), provides that any person or entity violating a regulation or order adopted by the State Water Board may be liable in an amount not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500) for each day in which the violation occurs. Water Code section 1846, subdivision (c) provides civil liability may be imposed administratively by the State Water Board pursuant to Water Code section 1055.
The State Water Resources Control Board will hold public hearings to receive evidence relevant to determining whether to adopt, with or without revision, a draft Cease and Desist Order (CDO) or issue an Administrative Civil Liability (ACL), and in what amount, against specific individuals or entities with property in Russian River tributary watersheds (Dutch Bill Creek, Green Valley Creek, portions of Mark West Creek, and Mill Creek) for alleged violations of enhanced water conservation regulations. These hearings will be conducted in accordance with the State Water Board's rules pertaining to adjudicative proceedings, which can be found at California Code of Regulations, title 23, chapter 1.5, article 2 (beginning with section 648).
Hearing Participation Requirements
- Request for Hearing Form
- Notice of Intent to Appear Form
- Information Regarding Drought-Related Emergency Regulation Requiring Enhanced Water Conservation and Additional Water User Information for the Protection Of Specific Fisheries in Tributaries to the Russian River
Submitted Requests for Hearing
Scheduled Hearing Date
February 22, 2016