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CUPcon Issue Workgroups
 

After meeting with stakeholders, the Department grouped stakeholder concerns into issue types. Then, DEP grouped these types into tiers based on complexity and the estimated time needed for solution development:

CUPcon Issues chart as detailed in page text

  • Tier 1A Issues
    • Relatively simple
    • Further stakeholder participation not required
    • Rulemaking not expected to be needed
    • Guidance can be provided through DEP memo
  • Tier 1B Issues
    • Relatively simple
    • Further stakeholder participation may not be required
    • Will take one to three months to develop a draft solution
    • Minor rulemaking will be needed
  • Tier 2 Issues
    • More complex
    • Requires further stakeholder participation
    • Will take three to six months to develop a draft solution
    • Expected to require rule modifications after solution development
  • Tier 3A Issues
    • Most complex
    • Requires further stakeholder participation
    • Will take six to twelve months to develop a draft solution
    • Expected to require major rule modifications after solution development
  • Tier 3B Issues
    • Most complex
    • Requires further stakeholder participation
    • Will take more than twelve months to develop a draft solution
    • Expected to require legislation after solution development

The Department has begun to issue policy documents to the water management districts addressing the Tier 1A Issues.

DEP and the Water Management Districts have formed agency workgroups that are currently developing solutions for Tier 1B issues, and for selected Tier 2, Tier 3A, and Tier 3B issues, including:

  • Permitting Thresholds
  • Agricultural Outreach/Assistance/Incentive Programs
  • Water Allocation Framework Flexibility
  • Permitting Criteria/Conditions of Issuance
  • Streamlining of Permit Application Review
  • Demand Projections/Demonstration of Need
  • Water Conservation/Per Capita
  • Compliance Monitoring
  • Use of Models
  • Impact Analysis/Harm Definition
  • MFLs/Reservations

Policy Documents

Policy Documents are available on these topics:

  • CUP Compliance Reports Consumptive Use Permit Compliance Reporting Requirements and Review
  • Conjunctive Use Permitting of Conjunctive Use and other Multiple Water Sources
  • MFL Strategies Timing of the Development of Minimum Flow and Level Recovery and Prevention Strategies
  • RAIs and CUP Process Requests for Additional Information in the Consumptive Use Permitting Process
  • Augmentation Groundwater Augmentation of Surface Waters
  • RWSPs and CUP Improved Linkage between Regional Water Supply Plans and the Consumptive Use Permitting Process

Last updated: February 20, 2014