AB 1376, as introduced, Perea. State Water Resources Control Board: investigations.
Existing law designates the State Water Resources Control Board as the state pollution control agency for purposes of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and authorizes the state board to exercise any powers delegated to the state by the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. Existing law requires the state board to coordinate water-quality-related investigations of state agencies and requires a state agency to submit to the state board, for review and comment, plans for, and results of, investigations that relate to, or have an effect upon, water quality.
This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to these water-quality-related investigation provisions.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 13163 of the Water Code is amended to
(a) The state board shall coordinate
2water-quality-related investigations of state agencies, recognizing
3that other state agencies have primary statutory authority for
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4 investigations, and shall consult with the concerned regional
5boards in implementing this section.
6(b) The state board from time to time shall evaluate the need
7for water-quality-related investigations to effectively develop and
8implement statewide policy for water quality control and shall
9transmit its recommendations for investigations to affected or
10concerned federal, state, and local agencies. The affected state
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12advise the state board in writing why
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13 not comply with
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