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Environmental Permitting for Operation and Maintenance


The California Department of Water Resources' (DWR) Flood Maintenance Office (FMO) implements ongoing operations and maintenance (O&M) activities on levees, within channels, and on flood control structures that are part of the federal Sacramento River Flood Control Project (SRFCP). The SRFCP is a component of the State Plan of Flood Control (SPFC). 

DWR is required to conduct O&M activities to continue the useful life and proper functioning of certain SPFC facilities that provide for public safety.  DWR will be the lead agency to prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Environmental Permitting for Operations and Maintenance Project (proposed Project) under the California Environmental Quality Act. The EIR will provide environmental analysis to support the issuance of State permits and other discretionary regulatory decisions  for the proposed Project.

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