El Sur Ranch (Ranch) - Big Sur River in Monterey County

The State Water Board held a hearing to receive evidence to be considered in determining whether it should conditionally approve Application 30166 submitted by James J. Hill III for El Sur Ranch (Ranch) - Big Sur River in Monterey County.

This hearing has been transferred to the Administrative Hearing Office (AHO). Please visit the AHO website for current information regarding this hearing.

As the state lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights will direct the preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) that will review the environmental effects associated with the issuance of a water right permit pursuant to water right Application 30166 seeking an appropriation of water from the Big Sur River subterranean stream to the El Sur Ranch.