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Decisions Pending and Opportunities for Public Participation

The Government Modernization, Efficiency, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2005 requires that State agencies post information on their web sites about public meetings, proposed regulations, and how to comment or otherwise participate. To meet the requirements of the act, this page provides links to the various parts of California State Parks' website where the information is already housed.

Meeting Information

CA State Parks

 CA State Parks Commission

 Office of Grants & Local Services (OGALS)

 CA Recreational Trails Committee

 OHVMR Commission

 Statewide Program Environmental Impact Report for Roads and Trails Change-in-Use

 State Historic Resources Commission (SHRC) and minutes

 Central Valley Vision

How to Participate

District Accessibility Resource Group (DARG)  (information)

Business and Contracting
Small Business & Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (Information)
Small Business and DVBE Advocates (Information)
Doing Business with State Government (

General Plans
In Progress (Public Workshops)

How You Can Help
Cooperating Associations Program (information)
State Parks Foundation (information)
Supporting Organizations (information)
Volunteering (information) (Application)

Director's Proposed Findings

Relating to Reconfiguration of Candlestick Point State Recreation Area

Click here to access the Proposed Findings document and supporting documents used to make the Proposed Findings.

Laws/Regulations to Current Public Proceeding
California Code of Regulations (Information)
At this time, there are no pending proposed statutes or regulations.

Submit Your Comments on Draft Regulations
To send us comments or suggestions, please send email to:
At this time, there are no pending proposed regulations.

Proposed Rulemaking Notices

By law, all California State Agencies must consider suggestions and objections from the public before they adopt or change any regulation not expressly exempted from the California Administrative Procedure Act (APA).

The final rulemaking file, submitted in December to the Office of Administrative Law, regarding trail use and minimum tool use review in natural and cultural preserves has been approved and was filed with the Secretary of State January 28th, 2015. The newly amended regulations became effective April 1st, 2015. Please visit for more information on the proposed regulations.

Public Meeting Notices & Announcements

December 2015
CA State Park and Recreation Commission 12/4/2015 Meeting (Notice | Briefing Agenda | Agenda)

August 2015
CA State Park and Recreation Commission 8/21/2015 Meeting (Notice | Agenda)

May 2015
Mount Diablo SP - Public Open House (May 12-13)

July/August 2013

CA State Park and Recreation Commission 8-9-13 Meeting

Notice of Proposed Rule Making

April 2012

State Parks begins General Plan Process, Requests Public Input for Future of Carmel Area State Parks

April 2011

Public Workshop - Community Input Sought for Old Sacramento SHP General Plan

March 2011

Big Basin Redwoods State Park General Plan Preferred Alternative Meeting

October 2010

Public Input Needed for Cowell Ranch/John Marsh SHP Planning Effort

Cowell/Marsh Fall 2010 Newsletter - Preliminary General Plan Draft Program EIR

September 2010

Department Chooses More Comprehensive Public Planning Process for Hunting at Tolowa Dunes

August 2010

Tolowa Dunes State Park Area of Consideration Public Workshop on August 25

July 2010

Cambria SMCA Inventory of Features (Resource Summary)

February 2010

Big Basin Redwoods State Park General Plan Notice of Public Meeting and Hearing

January 2010

Candlestick Point State Recreation Area General Plan Public Meeting Announcement

December 2008

12-13-08 Red Rock Canyon State Park General Plan Revision, Public Meeting Announcement

April 2008

4-30-2008 CA State Parks Extends the Public Comment Period for the Folsom Lake SRA Preliminary General Plan and Draft EIR/EIS
4-1-2008 CA State Parks Extends the Public Comment Period for the Folsom Lake SRA Preliminary GP and Draft EIR/EIS

March 2008

3-18-2008 California Indian Heritage Center Task Force Meeting Agenda

October 2007

10-16-2007 California Indian Heritage Center Task Force Meeting Notice & Agenda
10-15-2007 Silver Strand SB Cottages Project

August 2007
08-30-2007  California Indian Heritage Center Task Force Meeting Notice & Agenda

May 2007
05-23-2007   CIHC Task Force Meeting Notice and Agenda
05-31-2007   Trail Planning Open House Notice

February 2007
02-06-2007 California Indian Heritage Center Task Force Meeting Notice & Agenda
02-26-2007 CIHC Task Force Meeting Notice and Agenda

January 2007

01-17-2007 Safe Neighborhood Parks Meeting Notice & Agenda
01-17-2007 California Clean Water Meeting Notice & Agenda
01-17-2007 Water Security Meeting Notice & Agenda

August 2006
08-16-2006 Proposition 12: Safe Parks Meeting Notice & Agenda
08-16-2006 Proposition 50: Water Security Meeting Notice & Agenda

Pending Proposition 84 Acquisitions for Natural Resource Protection

Section 75071 of the Public Resources Code (enacted as part of the Proposition 84 bond initiative) requires California State Parks to provide a public notice for Proposition 84-funded acquisitions for the purposes of natural resources protection. 


 Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park – Lefevre Property, notice date: February 26, 2008

 Humboldt Lagoon State Park/SRL/Broussard Property, notice date: April 24, 2008

 El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation/Castagnola Parking Lot, notice date: December 12, 2008 

 Sugarloaf Ridge State Park The Trust for Public Lands/Stern Ranch Property, notice date: January 22, 2009

CEQA Notices

CEQA - the California Environmental Quality Act, is a statute that requires state and local agencies to identify the significant environmental impacts of their actions and to avoid or mitigate those impacts, if feasible.

A public agency must comply with CEQA when it undertakes an activity defined by CEQA as a "project." A project is an activity undertaken by a public agency or a private activity which must receive some discretionary approval (meaning that the agency has the authority to deny the requested permit or approval) from a government agency which may cause either a direct physical change in the environment or a reasonably foreseeable indirect change in the environment.

Most proposals for physical development in California are subject to the provisions of CEQA, as are many governmental decisions which do not immediately result in physical development (such as adoption of a general or community plan). Every development project which requires a discretionary governmental approval will require at least some environmental review pursuant to CEQA, unless an exemption applies.

The environmental review required imposes both procedural and substantive requirements. At a minimum, an initial review of the project and its environmental effects must be conducted. Depending on the potential effects, a further, and more substantial, review may be conducted in the form of an environmental impact report (EIR). A project may not be approved as submitted if feasible alternatives or mitigation measures are able to substantially lessen the significant environmental effects of the project.

  CEQA Notices for Central California Parks
  CEQA Notices for Northern California Parks
  CEQA Notices for Southern California Parks