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The State Water Board is responsible for setting and collecting fees to recover the costs associated with state intervention. On May 16, 2017, The Board adopted a resolution to adopt the Emergency Regulation for Implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, which contains those fees.

Emergency Regulation

Timeline for Adopting Emergency Regulation



Preliminary outreach on fee schedule concepts

Summer/Fall 2016

Release draft emergency regulation for public review and comment

March 8, 2017

State Water Board Workshop on draft emergency regulation

March 21, 2017

Public comment period for draft emergency regulation ends

April 7, 2017

Public release of proposed emergency regulation

May 6, 2017

State Water Board meeting to adopt proposed emergency regulation

May 16, 2017

Submission of adopted emergency regulation to Office of Administrative Law

June 2017

Emergency regulation effective

July 1, 2017

*All dates are subject to change.

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