Deadline Extended on Draft Resolution on Response to Climate Change

The State Water Resources Control Board announced today that it has extended the comment deadline to March 3 at noon for its draft resolution for a comprehensive response to climate change. A public hearing on the draft resolution has been moved to March 7.

The State Water Board will hold a public hearing and consider adoption of the proposed resolution at its regularly scheduled meeting on March 7.  The meeting agenda will be posted on the State Water Board website.

The proposed draft resolution sets out directives to State Water Board divisions and offices, and recommendations to Regional Water Quality Control Boards, for actions to account for, and embed climate change into existing work, both to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, and to build resilience to the impacts of climate change.

The directives include tracking and reporting on actions to mitigate greenhouse gases, coordination with internal and external stakeholders to account for climate change, and development of recommendations for specific actions over time.  The directives in the proposed resolution are internal guidelines and policies only, and no specific regulation is created by the proposed resolution.

People interested in the proposed resolution are encouraged to submit comments by email to: commentletters@waterboards.ca.gov. Please indicate in the subject line, “Comment Letter – Climate Change Resolution”. 

All comments must be received by 12 noon on Friday, March 3.  

Please direct any questions about the draft resolution to Jelena Hartman at (916) 319-8561 or jelena.hartman@waterboards.ca.gov.