Report 2018-119 Recommendation 10 Responses

Report 2018-119: California Department of Fish and Wildlife: It Is Not Fulfilling Its Responsibilities Under the California Environmental Quality Act (Release Date: June 2019)

Recommendation #10 To: Fish and Wildlife, Department of

To reduce the risk of counties not collecting and remitting CEQA filing fees, the department should begin sharing any findings from internal audits with counties and reminding county officials of their responsibilities related to CEQA fees.

60-Day Agency Response

Beginning July 1, 2019 the Department will share internal audit findings and remind responsible parties of their responsibilities related to CEQA, as appropriate.

  • Completion Date: July 2019
  • Response Date: August 2019

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Fully Implemented

The department has added a step to its audit program to share findings from its audits with other counties via the California State Association of Counties. We consider this recommendation fully implemented; however, the department should ensure it consistently follows this new step in its audit program.

All Recommendations in 2018-119

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.