March 3, 2016

DWR Releases Guide for Emergency Groundwater Regulations

Following the release of their Draft Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) Regulations on February 18, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced that it has made a guide to the regulations available on the Sustainable Groundwater Management (SGM) webpage. The Draft GSP Emergency Regulations Guide provides information essential to understanding the Draft GSP Emergency Regulations, and explains the fundamental concepts through four phases of development and implementation. The guide does not serve as a substitute for the draft GSP regulations. DWR encourages interested parties to read the Draft GSP Emergency Regulations.

DWR now uses the word “emergency” when referring to the regulations to reflect the streamlined process the state must go through to get the regulations codified before the deadline mandated in the legislation.

For more information, contact Gail Delihant at (916) 446-1435.