Amended in Assembly March 26, 2015
California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session
Assembly BillNo. 1376
Introduced by Assembly Member Perea
February 27, 2015
begin delete to amend Section 13163 of the Water Code,end delete relating to begin delete water quality.end delete
LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST
as amended, Perea. State Water Resources Control Board:
begin delete investigations.end delete
begin delete 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.end delete
This bill would
begin delete make nonsubstantive changes to these water-quality-related investigation provisions.end delete
begin deletemajority end delete.
Appropriation: begin deleteno end delete.
Fiscal committee: begin deleteno end delete.
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
14water-quality-related investigations of state agencies, recognizing
15that other state agencies have primary statutory authority for the
16investigations, and shall consult with the concerned regional boards
17in implementing this section.
18(b) The state board from time to time shall evaluate the need
19for water-quality-related investigations to effectively develop and
20implement statewide policy for water quality control and shall
21transmit its recommendations for investigations to affected or
federal, state, and local agencies. The affected state
23agency shall comply with the recommendations or shall advise the
24state board in writing why the state agency will not comply with
P3 1(c) A
state agency shall submit to the state board for review and
2comment plans for, and results of, investigations that relate
3have an effect upon, water quality.