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.

How to Participate

Accessibility
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 (http://www.documents.dgs.ca.gov/pd/events/Howtodobusbrochure.pdf)

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:  info@parks.ca.gov
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 California Department of Parks and Recreation has filed the Final Text and Final Statement of Reasons concerning trail use designations and minimum tool use review in natural and cultural preserves with the Office of Administrative Law (OAL).  They are currently being reviewed by the OAL.  They have 30 days to complete their review.  If approved by OAL they will be filed with the Secretary of State. Please visit http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=27460 for more information on the proposed regulations.


Public Meeting Notices & Announcements

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. 

Notices:

 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