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Smog Check Program

February 18, 1998 - Smog Check Program

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Setting Resources Infrastructure Funding Priorities

February 18, 1998 - In 1998, the Legislature will be evaluating a number of bond proposals to address funding needs for resources infrastructure. In this section, we provide a framework for constructing an estimate of resources infrastructure needs and setting funding priorities to assist the Legislature in evaluating these proposals.

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Cal-EPA: How Well Is It Meeting Its Goals

February 18, 1998 - Cal-EPA: How Well Is It Meeting Its Goals

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Colorado River Water: Challenges for California

October 16, 1997 - The Secretary of the Interior has directed California to come up with a plan to live within its entitlement of 4.4 million acre-feet of water per year. We provide findings and recommendations regarding this directive.

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Restoring Coho Salmon in California

October 14, 1997 - In April 1997, the federal government declared coho salmon in California streams from Humboldt County north into southern Oregon as "threatened" under the federal Endangered Species Act. We examine various issues related to this finding.

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CEQA: Making It Work Better

March 20, 1997 - We make recommendations for improving CEQA, potentially at a lower cost to both the public and private sectors.

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Analysis of the 1997-98 Budget Bill, Resources Chapter

February 18, 1997 - Analysis of the 1997-98 Budget Bill, Resources Chapter

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California's New Earthquake Program

January 1, 1997 - Earthquake insurance is now available to California homeowners and renters under a new system that was established through legislation enacted in 1995 and 1996. This legislation created the California Earthquake Authority (CEA} and provided a means for the CEA to pool various sources of finances to underwrite earthquake insurance sold by insurance companies that agree to participate in the new system.

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(1) The Bay Delta: A Key to Solving California’s Water Problem, and (2) Economic and Revenue Developments

September 23, 1996 - (1) The Bay Delta: A Key to Solving California’s Water Problem, and (2) Economic and Revenue Developments

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The Bay-Delta: A Key to Solving California's Water Problem

June 3, 1996 - The Department of Water Resources concluded in its 1994 California Water Plan Update that California's annual water supplies are generally adequate to meet current demand in "normal" (nondrought) years. However, the department forecasts a shortage in the year 2000 for California's water users as a group (domestic, industrial, agricultural, and environmental) that will increase in subsequent years. The projected shortage results both from factors that reduce supply and those that increase demand. Among the most important factors reducing water supply for nonenvironmental users are recent federal limits on water diversions in order to protect fish and wildlife habitat. Projected population growth adds most to future increases in demand.

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Analysis of the 1996-97 Budget Bill, Resources Chapter

February 21, 1996 - Analysis of the 1996-97 Budget Bill, Resources Chapter

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Plans Needed for Conservation of Land Resources

February 21, 1996 - Plans Needed for Conservation of Land Resources

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Funding Environmental Regulation

April 28, 1995 - Presented by Mark Newton to: University of California, Berkeley Environmental Health Policy Program Workshop On: Taxing Pesticides to Fund Environmental Management and Integrated Pest Management

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Agricultural Labor Relations Board Workload

April 5, 1995 - Presented To Assembly Budget Subcommittee No.4 on State Administration - Assembly Member Willard Murray, Chair

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Agricultural Labor Relations Board Workload

March 23, 1995 - Presented To Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No.3 Senator Mike Thompson, Chair

Environment and Natural Resources Staff

Ross Brown
(916) 319-8345
Air Quality, Energy, Recycling, and Climate Change
 
Helen Kerstein
(916) 319-8364
Forestry, Parks, and High Speed Rail
 
Frank Jimenez
(916) 319-8324
Highways and Roads, Agriculture, and Toxics
 
Eunice Roh
(916) 319-8327
Mass Transportation, Traffic Enforcement, Statewide Infrastructure
 
Rachel Ehlers
(916) 319-8330
Deputy Legislative Analyst: Environment and Transportation