Report 2018-119 Recommendation 11 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 #11 To: Fish and Wildlife, Department of
To maximize the amount of time that environmental scientists have to review CEQA documents, the department should establish procedures for the electronic distribution of CEQA documents for review by December 2019. These procedures should include the utilization of the State Clearinghouse's electronic system when it becomes available.
6-Month Agency Response
The Department has finalized procedures for ensuring timely distribution and electronic sharing of CEQA documents, which are now posted to our Department's HCPB CEQA intranet page. Overview of these materials will be discussed at the January 2020 HCPB Manager's meeting with training ongoing and available as needed. (Documents submitted to Auditor)
- Completion Date: December 2019
- Response Date: December 2019
California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented
The Department provided its policy for CEQA notice distribution. This policy includes the utilization of the State Clearinghouse's electronic system.
60-Day Agency Response
The Department has begun an inventory of current practices and processes. Once completed, The Department intends to develop procedures for electronically distributing CEQA documents.
- Estimated Completion Date: December 2019
- Response Date: August 2019
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.