Decisions Pending and Opportunities for Public Participation
The Government Modernization, Efficiency, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2005 requires that State agencies post information on their web sites about public meetings, proposed regulations, and how to comment or otherwise participate. To meet the requirements of the act, this page provides links to the various parts of California State Parks' website where the information is already housed.
CA State Parks
CA State Parks Commission
Office of Grants & Local Services (OGALS)
CA Recreational Trails Committee
Statewide Program Environmental Impact Report for Roads and Trails Change-in-Use
State Historic Resources Commission (SHRC) and minutes
Central Valley Vision
How to Participate
District Accessibility Resource Group (DARG) (information)
Business and Contracting
Small Business & Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (Information)
Small Business and DVBE Advocates (Information)
Doing Business with State Government (http://www.documents.dgs.ca.gov/pd/events/Howtodobusbrochure.pdf)
In Progress (Public Workshops)
How You Can Help
Cooperating Associations Program (information)
State Parks Foundation (information)
Supporting Organizations (information)
Volunteering (information) (Application)
Director's Proposed Findings
Relating to Reconfiguration of Candlestick Point State Recreation Area
Click here to access the Proposed Findings document and supporting documents used to make the Proposed Findings.
Laws/Regulations to Current Public Proceeding
California Code of Regulations (Information)
At this time, there are no pending proposed statutes or regulations.
Submit Your Comments on Draft Regulations
To send us comments or suggestions, please send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
At this time, there are no pending proposed regulations.
Proposed Rulemaking Notices
By law, all California State Agencies must consider suggestions and objections from the public before they adopt or change any regulation not expressly exempted from the California Administrative Procedure Act (APA).
The California Department of Parks and Recreation has filed the Final Text and Final Statement of Reasons concerning trail use designations and minimum tool use review in natural and cultural preserves with the Office of Administrative Law (OAL). They are currently being reviewed by the OAL. They have 30 days to complete their review. If approved by OAL they will be filed with the Secretary of State. Please visit http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=27460 for more information on the proposed regulations.
Public Meeting Notices & Announcements
CA State Park and Recreation Commission 8-9-13 Meeting
Notice of Proposed Rule Making
State Parks begins General Plan Process, Requests Public Input for Future of Carmel Area State Parks
Public Workshop - Community Input Sought for Old Sacramento SHP General Plan
Big Basin Redwoods State Park General Plan Preferred Alternative Meeting
Public Input Needed for Cowell Ranch/John Marsh SHP Planning Effort
Cowell/Marsh Fall 2010 Newsletter - Preliminary General Plan Draft Program EIR
Department Chooses More Comprehensive Public Planning Process for Hunting at Tolowa Dunes
Tolowa Dunes State Park Area of Consideration Public Workshop on August 25
Cambria SMCA Inventory of Features (Resource Summary)
Big Basin Redwoods State Park General Plan Notice of Public Meeting and Hearing
Candlestick Point State Recreation Area General Plan Public Meeting Announcement
12-13-08 Red Rock Canyon State Park General Plan Revision, Public Meeting Announcement
4-30-2008 CA State Parks Extends the Public Comment Period for the Folsom Lake SRA Preliminary General Plan and Draft EIR/EIS
4-1-2008 CA State Parks Extends the Public Comment Period for the Folsom Lake SRA Preliminary GP and Draft EIR/EIS
3-18-2008 California Indian Heritage Center Task Force Meeting Agenda
10-16-2007 California Indian Heritage Center Task Force Meeting Notice & Agenda
10-15-2007 Silver Strand SB Cottages Project
08-30-2007 California Indian Heritage Center Task Force Meeting Notice & Agenda
05-23-2007 CIHC Task Force Meeting Notice and Agenda
05-31-2007 Trail Planning Open House Notice
02-06-2007 California Indian Heritage Center Task Force Meeting Notice & Agenda
02-26-2007 CIHC Task Force Meeting Notice and Agenda
08-16-2006 Proposition 12: Safe Parks Meeting Notice & Agenda
08-16-2006 Proposition 50: Water Security Meeting Notice & Agenda
Pending Proposition 84 Acquisitions for Natural Resource Protection
Section 75071 of the Public Resources Code (enacted as part of the Proposition 84 bond initiative) requires California State Parks to provide a public notice for Proposition 84-funded acquisitions for the purposes of natural resources protection.
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park – Lefevre Property, notice date: February 26, 2008
Humboldt Lagoon State Park/SRL/Broussard Property, notice date: April 24, 2008
El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation/Castagnola Parking Lot, notice date: December 12, 2008
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park The Trust for Public Lands/Stern Ranch Property, notice date: January 22, 2009
CEQA - the California Environmental Quality Act, is a statute that requires state and local agencies to identify the significant environmental impacts of their actions and to avoid or mitigate those impacts, if feasible.
A public agency must comply with CEQA when it undertakes an activity defined by CEQA as a "project." A project is an activity undertaken by a public agency or a private activity which must receive some discretionary approval (meaning that the agency has the authority to deny the requested permit or approval) from a government agency which may cause either a direct physical change in the environment or a reasonably foreseeable indirect change in the environment.
Most proposals for physical development in California are subject to the provisions of CEQA, as are many governmental decisions which do not immediately result in physical development (such as adoption of a general or community plan). Every development project which requires a discretionary governmental approval will require at least some environmental review pursuant to CEQA, unless an exemption applies.
The environmental review required imposes both procedural and substantive requirements. At a minimum, an initial review of the project and its environmental effects must be conducted. Depending on the potential effects, a further, and more substantial, review may be conducted in the form of an environmental impact report (EIR). A project may not be approved as submitted if feasible alternatives or mitigation measures are able to substantially lessen the significant environmental effects of the project.