Review and Comment on Plan Documents

Chapter 8: Sustainable Management Criteria

Sustainable Management Criteria defines the conditions specified at each of the Representative Monitoring Sites (RMSs) that constitute Sustainable Management Criteria (SMCs), discusses the process by which the GSAs in the Basin will characterize undesirable results, and establishes minimum thresholds and measurable objectives for each Sustainability Indicator. The chapter defines sustainability in the Basin for the purposes of managing groundwater in compliance with SGMA, and it addresses the regulatory requirements involved. The Measurable Objectives (MOs), Minimum Thresholds (MTs), and undesirable results presented in this chapter define the future sustainable conditions in the Basin and guide the GSAs in development of policies, implementation of projects, and promulgation of management actions that will achieve these future conditions.

 

The Comment Period for this chapter will close on June 6, 2021. Please note that all public comments will be published with the commenter's name listed.

Response to Public Comments

All comments received and their associated initial written responses are displayed in the link below. Public or GSA comments received during each draft GSP chapter/section’s comment period will be considered and appropriate responses will be included when sections are compiled into a complete public draft GSP document, slated for further public review in late summer of 2021 before it is finalized for adoption. 

Documents Closed for Public Comment

 

Chapter 7: Monitoring Networks

The Comment Period for this chapter closed on January 30, 2021. Please note that all public comments will be published with the commenter's name listed.

Draft Options for Basin Sustainability Goals — Workshop Presentation Slides

The comment period for this workshop presentation closed on November 2, 2020. Please note that all public comments will be published with the commenter's name listed.

Draft Data Management Plan

The comment period for this plan closed on October 31, 2020. Please note that all public comments will be published with the commenter's name listed.

Chapter 6: Groundwater Budget

The comment period for this chapter closed on September 30, 2020. Please note that all public comments will be published with the commenter's name listed.

Stakeholder Workshop Summary — Groundwater Management Vision

The comment period for this workshop summary closed on August 15, 2020.

Please note that all public comments will be published with the commenter's name listed.  

Technical Memo: Surface Water / Groundwater Modeling Approach

The Comment Period for this technical memo closed on June 15, 2020. Please note that all public comments will be published with the commenter's name listed.  


 

Chapters 5: Groundwater Conditions

The Comment Period for this chapter closed on May 31, 2020. Please note that all public comments will be published with the commenter's name listed.

Chapters 3 and 4: Description of Plan Area and Basin Setting

The Comment Period for these chapters closed on January 31, 2020. Please note that all public comments will be published with the commenter's name listed.

Chapters 1 and 2: Administrative Information

The Comment Period for these chapters closed on __, 2020. Chapters 1 and 2 describe the GSA’s authorities as it relates to SGMA and the purpose of the Groundwater Sustainability Plan. 

 

Communication and Engagement Plan

The Comment Period for this document closed on August 31, 2019. Please note that all public comments will be published with the commenter's name listed.

 

How the Document Review Process Works:

Each draft chapter/section of the Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) is publicly-vetted at the Groundwater Sustainability Commission (GSC) meeting and each Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) Board or Council meetings as follows: 

 

  • Upon GSC’s recommendation, the draft GSP chapters/sections are to be posted on SLOWaterBasin.com  for public comments for a minimum of 30 days. Anyone from the public can review the documents and submit comment using the online Submit Comment Form. Each GSA will receive and review all public comments along with the draft GSP chapters/sections. 

  • All draft GSP chapters/sections and corresponding public input will be posted online . During the public comment period, the public, the GSAs, and individual GSC Members/Alternates may provide comments using the Submit Comment Form or an alternative method, if necessary.

  • Public or GSA comments received during each draft GSP chapter/section’s comment period will be considered when sections are compiled into a complete public draft GSP document, slated for further public review in summer of 2021.