Report 2018-119 Recommendation 9 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 #9 To: Fish and Wildlife, Department of

To ensure it receives all CEQA revenues to which it is entitled, the department should immediately begin collecting any unpaid fees it identifies in audits of counties.

60-Day Agency Response

The Department has begun evaluating any outstanding liabilities and working with the respective counties to ensure the debt is collected.

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

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

The department has included in its audit program a step to initiate collections if there are unpaid liabilities. 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.