Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 14, § 3710 - Performance Standards for Stream Protection, Including Surface and Groundwater

Current through Register 2021 Notice, Register No. 40, October 1, 2021

(a) Surface and groundwater shall be protected from siltation and pollutants which may diminish water quality as required by the Federal Clean Water Act, sections 301 et seq. ( 33 U.S.C. section 1311 ), 404 et seq. ( 33 U.S.C. section 1344 ), the Porter-Cologne Act, section 13000 et seq., County anti-siltation ordinances, the Regional Water Quality Control Board or the State Water Resources Control Board.
(b) In-stream surface mining operations shall be conducted in compliance with Section 16000 et seq. of the California Fish and Game Code, section 404 of the Clean Water Act, and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 ( 33 U.S.C. 403 ).
(c) Extraction of sand and gravel from river channels shall be regulated to control channel degredation in order to prevent undermining of bridge supports, exposure of pipelines or other structures buried within the channel, loss of spawning habitat, lowering of ground water levels, destruction of riparian vegetation, and increased stream bank erosion (exceptions may be specified in the approved reclamation plan). Changes in channel elevations and bank erosion shall be evaluated annually using records of annual extraction quantities and benchmarked annual cross sections and/or sequential aerial photographs to determine appropriate extraction locations and rates.
(d) In accordance with requirements of the California Fish and Game Code section 1600 et seq., in-stream mining activities shall not cause fish to become entrapped in pools or in off-channel pits, nor shall they restrict spawning or migratory activities.


Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 14, § 3710

Note: Authority cited: Sections 2755, 2756 and 2773, Public Resources Code. Reference: Section 2773, Public Resources Code.

1. New section filed 12-16-92; operative 1-15-93 (Register 92, No. 51).

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