Review and Comment on Plan Documents

Public Comment Period Now Open for the Public Draft of the Groundwater Sustainability Plan

 

Comment period ends September 19, 2021— The Public Draft of the GSP includes an Executive Summary, Chapters 1 through 10, which have been through the public comment process throughout the development of the GSP, and the Appendices to the GSP. A list of the Chapters and Appendices are displayed  below:

 

GSP Chapters:

  • Executive Summary

  • Chapter 1 – Introduction to the SLO Basin GSP

  • Chapter 2 – Agency Information

  • Chapter 3 – Description of Plan Area

  • Chapter 4 – Basin Setting

  • Chapter 5 – Groundwater Conditions

  • Chapter 6 – Water Budget

  • Chapter 7 – Monitoring Networks

  • Chapter 8 – Sustainable Management Criteria

  • Chapter 9 – Projects and Management Actions

  • Chapter 10 – Implementation Plan
     

GSP Appendices:

  • Appendix A: DWR Elements of the Plan Guide

  • Appendix B: City of San Luis Obispo Resolution to From GSA

  • Appendix C: County of San Luis Obispo Resolution to From GSA

  • Appendix D: Memorandum of Agreement- Preparation of GSP

  • Appendix E: Notice and Communication –

  • Appendix F: GDE TM

  • Appendix G: Surface Water/Groundwater Modeling Documentation

  • Appendix H: Data Management

  • Appendix I: Response to Public Comments

Download the Public Draft and associated Appendices here:

GSP Chapters

GSP Appendices

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 9 and 10: Projects & Management Actions and Implementation Plan

The Comment Period for this chapter closed on July 22, 2021. Please note that all public comments will be published with the commenter's name listed.

 

Technical Memo: Groundwater-Dependent Ecosystems in the San Luis Obispo Valley Groundwater Basin

The Comment Period for this technical memo closed on July 22, 2021. Please note that all public comments will be published with the commenter's name listed.

Chapter 8: Sustainable Management Criteria

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

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.