Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 25, § 7956 - Local Emergency Shelter Strategy Preparation, Review and Approval Process

(a) Each DLB shall submit two copies of its proposed LESS or LESS amendments to the Department for approval no later than the first day of September each year unless otherwise notified in writing by the Department.
(b) Prior to submitting the LESS to the Department, the DLB shall conduct at least one noticed public meeting within each county within the region. During each meeting, the DLB members shall explain the contents of the proposed LESS and shall provide an opportunity for and shall receive public comments about the contents of the LESS.
(c) The Department shall review each LESS to ensure that it includes all the information required pursuant to this section and section7955, and that it demonstrates that the DLB process will be open, fair, and competitive.
(d) Within thirty days of the receipt of a request to approve a LESS, the Department shall notify the DLB in writing if the request is incomplete, pursuant to the requirements of this section and section 7955, and identify the specific information that is missing or needs clarification.
(e) Within twenty days of the date of the Department's notice, the DLB shall provide the requested information.
(f) Within 30 days after receipt of a complete LESS per section 7955, the Department shall provide the DLB with a written determination of the result of the Department's review of the LESS.
(1) The Department's determination shall be one of the following:
(A) Approved,
(B) Approved with conditions, or
(C) Disapproved.
(2) For a determination other than an approval pursuant to subsection (f)(1)(A), the Department's written notice shall explain each of the reasons for the determination.
(g) If a LESS is not approved, or is approved with conditions, the DLB may revise the LESS and resubmit it with a request for the Department's approval no later than fifteen days after the date of the Department's notice of non-approval.
(h) An amendment to an approved LESS may be prepared subject to the following requirements and procedures:
(1) The DLB's request for the Department's approval of a LESS amendment shall include a written statement providing the reasons why the LESS must be amended, and justification for the terms of the proposed amendment.
(2) Where policy or procedural changes are proposed, the DLB shall propose the amendment pursuant to the meeting requirements listed in subsection (b) and shall include in its request for approval the information listed in section 7955(i)(8) and (9).
(3) Within thirty days of the receipt of a complete amendment submittal, the Department shall provide the DLB with a written determination of whether the amendment is:
(A) Approved,
(B) Approved with conditions, or
(C) Disapproved.
(4) With the exception of a determination that approves an amendment as provided in subsection (h)(3)(A), the Department's written determination shall include a detailed explanation of the reasons for the determination.
(i) In any case where the LESS or any provision thereof conflicts with the program statute or regulations, the statute or regulations, respectively, prevail.

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Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 25, § 7956

Note: Authority cited: Sections 50402, 50801.5 and 50806.5, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Section 50804, Health and Safety Code.

1. Repealer and new section filed 3-18-94 as an emergency; operative 3-18-94 (Register 94, No. 11). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL 7-18-94 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day. For prior history, see Register 85, No. 37.
2. Repealer and new section refiled 7-8-94 as an emergency; operative 7-8-94 (Register 94, No. 27). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-7-94 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
3. Repealer and new section refiled 10-31-94 as an emergency; operative 10-31-94 (Register 94, No. 44). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-28-95 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
4. Repealer and new section refiled 2-15-95 as an emergency; operative 2-15-95 (Register 95, No. 7). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 6-15-95 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
5. Repealer and new section refiled 6-15-95 as an emergency; operative 6-15-95 (Register 95, No. 24). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 10-13-95 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
6. Certificate of Compliance as to 6-15-95 order including amendment of section heading and section transmitted to OAL 6-26-95 and filed 7-12-95 (Register 95, No. 28).

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