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§ 449.1. Definitions.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 23. Waters
Division 2. Department of Water Resources
Chapter 2.2. Environmental Water Act of 1989
Article 1. General Provisions
23 CCR § 449.1
§ 449.1. Definitions.
The words used in this chapter have the meanings provided in Water Code Section 12929.2 and set forth below:
(a) “Act” means the Environmental Water Act of 1989 as set forth in Chapter 7.7 of Part 6 of Division 6 of the Water Code (commencing as Section 12929) and any amendments thereto.
(b) “Applicant” means the agency or entity requesting a grant, loan, or combination of grant and loan under the Act.
(c) “Direct Expenditure” means costs incurred by the Department as a result of staff salary and overhead expenses associated with implementing and administering the Act and other costs incurred under the Act.
(d) “Enhancement” means the process of improving upon current conditions, and may be used to describe a program that results in a specific area, such as a watershed, wetland, fisheries, or riparian area, gaining desired features. It is distinguishable from “restoration” in that it does not imply merely a return to natural conditions, but may include the provision of other features that were not part of the area's natural conditions.
(e) “Environmental Water Program” means the program authorized by Article 3 of the Act (ss 12929.20 through 12929.26, inclusive).
(f) “Environmental Enhancement Component” means that part of the Environmental Water Program that is authorized by Section 12929.26 of the Act.
(g) “Environmental documentation” means written documentation prepared in compliance with all applicable laws and guidelines relating to the protection of the environment and resources of the State, including but not limited to the California Environmental Quality Act and Guidelines (Public Resources Code s 21000 et seq.); the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C.A. s 4371 et seq.); the Federal Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C.A. s1251 et seq.); the California Fish & Game Code, including the California Endangered Species Act (Fish & Game Code s 2050 et seq.); and the Federal Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C.A. s 1531 et seq.).
(h) “Mitigation” means those actions required by law for the purposes listed in the CEQA guidelines at 14 California Code of Regulations section 15370.
(i) “Mono Lake Basin Component” means that part of the Environmental Water Program that is authorized by Sections 12929.20 through 12929.25 of the Act.
(j) “Private Agency” means a nongovernmental entity.
(k) “Project” and “program” mean an activity or activities that result in an actual physical change to the environment or produce or conserve water.
( l) “Public Agency” means any Federal agency, State agency, or political subdivision of the State of California, including but not limited to any county, city, city and county, or district.
(m) “Restore” means to reproduce and reestablish the physical and biological characteristics of an area which would occur in a specific area under current climatic, geologic, and hydrologic conditions. An area is suitable for restoration if it has been damaged or if it has been modified by human efforts.
(n) “Study” means an activity that involves investigation, testing, review, or evaluation of data without physically changing the environment or producing additional water or power supplies.
(o) “Technical Feasibility” means that the proposed project can be designed, constructed, and operated to accomplish the purpose for which it is planned, and is planned in accordance with generally accepted engineering and environmental principles and concepts.
(p) “Water Quality Program” means the program authorized by Article 4 of the Act (ss 12929.30 and 12929.31).
Note: Authority cited: Section 12929.44, Water Code. Reference: Sections 12929, 12929.1, 12929.2, 12929.21, 12929.22, 12929.26, 12929.30, 12929.31 and 12929.41, Water Code.
1. New chapter 2.2 (sections 449.1-449.11) and section filed 6-2-93; operative 7-2-93 (Register 93, No. 23).
This database is current through 6/17/22 Register 2022, No. 24
23 CCR § 449.1, 23 CA ADC § 449.1
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