Low Energy

header_bgThis is the California State Lands Commission (CSLC) new proposed low energy Offshore Geophysical Permit Program (OGPP)… The CSLC would like to announce the release of an Initial Study/ Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) for the Low Energy OGPP Update (Project).  The Project IS/MND can be downloaded, in PDF format, at http://www.slc.ca.gov/Division_Pages/DEPM/DEPM_Programs_and_Reports/Low-Energy_Geophysical_Program/Low-Energy_Geophysical_Program.html.  The IS/MND is available for a 45-day review period beginning July 9, 2013.  All comments must be received or postmarked on or before August 23, 2013, and can be sent to:

Division of Environmental Planning and Management

California State Lands Commission

100 Howe Ave., Suite 100-South

Sacramento, CA 95825

Fax: (916) 574-1885

Email: CEQAcomments@slc.ca.gov

Mission Statement

The staff of the California State Lands Commission serves the people of California by providing stewardship of the lands, waterways, and resources entrusted to its care through economic development, protection, preservation, and restoration.

Vision Statement

The staff of the California State Lands Commission works as a team to set the standard for excellence in public land management and resource protection to ensure the future quality of the environment and balanced use of the lands and resources entrusted to its care.

Important Notes to Commenters

1.    You are encouraged to submit electronic copies of your written comments.  If written comments are sent by e-mail, please send the comments to CEQAcomments@slc.ca.gov and write the following in the subject line of your email:  OGPP Update Comments.  If written comments are faxed, please also mail a copy to ensure that a clean copy is received by this office.

2.    If you represent a public agency, please provide the name, email address, and telephone number for the contact person in your agency for the Project.

3.    Before including your address, telephone number, email address or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time (including in the MND and posted on the CSLC’s website).  While you may ask the CSLC (prominently at the beginning of your submission) to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, the CSLC cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so.  The CSLC will make available for inspection, in their entirety, all comments submitted by organizations, businesses, or by individuals identifying themselves as representatives of organizations or businesses.

The Project’s MND will be considered for adoption at a future scheduled meeting of the CSLC.  The specific time and location will be posted on the CSLC’s website at www.slc.ca.gov when specific meeting information becomes known; in addition, interested parties will be notified prior to Commission action.

Should you have any questions or need additional information from a State or CEQA perspective, please contact Jennifer DeLeon at (916) 574-0748, or via e-mail at jennifer.deleon@slc.ca.gov.

Regards,

Kelly Ann Keen

California Sea Grant State Fellow

California State Lands Commission

100 Howe Avenue, Suite 100 South

Sacramento, CA 95825

(916) 574-1938

kelly.keen@slc.ca.gov

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