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WC Sec 79430-79441 Limitations on Powers and Duties (CALIFORNIA BAY-DELTA AUTHORITY -- CALIFORNIA BAY-DELTA AUTHORITY ACT)

WATER CODE
SECTION 79430-79441





79430. The authority shall comply with all applicable state and
federal laws, including state water laws.



79431. The authority may not levy taxes, user fees, or assessments
without explicit legislative approval.



79432. The authority shall exercise its powers consistent with the
California Environmental Quality Act (Division 13 commencing with
Section 21000) of the Public Resources Code). Nothing in this
division prevents the modification or supplementation of the CALFED
Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental
Impact Report, certified by the Secretary of Resources August 28,
2000, or defines the manner in which that document may be used.



79440. For the purposes of this division, "implementing agency"
includes those state agencies identified in Section 79441 until the
United States, by statute or otherwise, has authorized the identified
federal agencies to participate in the governance and implementation
of the Bay-Delta Program in the manner set forth in this division.
Until that federal authorization has been provided, the state
implementing agencies shall consult, cooperate, and coordinate with
federal agencies in all matters related to implementation of the
program.


79441. (a) The department, the Department of Fish and Game, and the
United States Army Corps of Engineers are the implementing agencies
for the levee program element.
(b) The state board, the United States Environmental Protection
Agency, and the State Department of Health Services are the
implementing agencies for the water quality program element.
(c) The Department of Fish and Game, the United States Fish and
Wildlife Service, and the United States National Marine Fisheries
Service are the implementing agencies for the ecosystem restoration
program element. If interests in land, water, or other real property
are acquired, those interests shall be acquired from willing sellers
by means of entering into voluntary agreements.
(d) The department and the United States Bureau of Reclamation are
the implementing agencies for the water supply reliability, storage,
and conveyance elements of the program.
(e) The department, the state board, and the United States Bureau
of Reclamation are the implementing agencies for the water use
efficiency and water transfer program elements.
(f) The Resources Agency, the state board, the department, the
Department of Fish and Game, the United States Natural Resources
Conservation Service, the United States Environmental Protection
Agency, and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service are the
implementing agencies for the watershed program element.
(g) The authority is the implementing agency for the science
program element.
(h) The department, the Department of Fish and Game, the United
States Bureau of Reclamation, the United States Fish and Wildlife
Service, and the United States National Marine Fisheries Service are
the implementing agencies for the environmental water account program
element.