Streambed Alteration Agreement Fees
The CDFW will not issue a final agreement to change the river bed/lake bed until the CEQA lead agency has issued or adopted a final California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) document and all costs incurred are paid in full. If the developer accepts the backups contained in the draft agreement, the developer must return a signed copy of the agreement to CDFW. Within 14 days of receiving the developer`s request for a meeting to resolve disputes regarding the safeguards contained in the draft contract, the CDFW must meet with the developer. Callus. Fish & Game Code § 1603 (a). If the developer does not agree with the safeguards contained in the draft contract, he must communicate in writing to the CDFW, within 30 days of receipt of the draft contract, the measures he deems unacceptable. Callus. Fish & Game Code § 1603 (a). If the CDFW finds that the proposed project could significantly affect an existing fish or wildlife resource, the CDFW must submit a draft final agreement to the developer within 60 days. The final draft agreement must describe the fish and wildlife that the CDFW considers the proposed project to have a significant negative impact and must contain all appropriate measures that the CDFW deems necessary to protect the resources described above.
Callus. Fish & Game Code § § 1602 (a) (4) (B), 1603 (a). Within 30 days of receipt of the draft contract, the proponent must notify the CDFW in writing if it agrees with the wildlife and fisheries protection measures contained in the project. The CDFW encourages developers to contact the Agency with any questions regarding current fees. The CDFW conducts a preliminary check of the developer`s notification of the change to the creek bed or sea bed to determine if the message is complete. Callus. Fish & Game Code § 1602 (a) (2). If necessary, the CDFW may require a location inspection of the project site to ensure that the submitted notification describes the proposed project in a complete and accurate manner.
If a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) project or final document has already been established for the project, the CDFW developer must prove that the registration fee required by the CAQA has been paid before the CDFW continues its review of the proposed project. The CDFW adopts a final written agreement signed by the Agency, which contains all the protection measures deemed necessary for the protection and conservation of fishery resources and wild animals. The developer may proceed with the project only after receiving a copy of the final agreement signed by the Agency and must carry out the project in accordance with the safeguards contained in the agreement. Callus. Fish & Game Code § 1602 (a) (4) (B). For the purposes of the reporting requirement for changes to the stream bed or sea bed, the term „stream“ covers all multi-year, ephemeral and intermittent streams. If the Developer and the CDFW fail to reach a consensual agreement on the protective measures necessary for the protection and conservation of fisheries resources and wildlife, the Developer may request in writing the appointment of an arbitration body to resolve the disagreement. If the CDFW finds that the proposed project will not significantly affect an existing fish or wildlife resource, the CDFW informs the developer in writing of its decision. . . .