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IRWM Region Acceptance Process
Background

The Integrated Regional Water Management Planning Act, CWC Sec 10530 et seq., provides a general definition of an IRWM plan as well as guidance to DWR on what IRWM program guidelines must contain. CWC Sec 10541(f) states that the guidelines shall include standards for identifying a region for the purposes of developing or modifying an IRWM plan.

At a minimum, a region is defined as a contiguous geographic area encompassing the service areas of multiple local agencies; is defined to maximize the opportunities to integrate water management activities; and effectively integrates water management programs and projects within a hydrologic region defined in the California Water Plan, the Regional Water Quality Control Board region, or subdivision or other region specifically identified by DWR (Public Resource Code Sec 75026.(b)(1)).

The Region Acceptance Process (RAP) is a component of the Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) grant program and is used to evaluate and accept an IRWM region into the IRWM grant program. The RAP is not a grant funding application; however, acceptance of the IRWM region into the IRWM grant program is an eligibility requirement for IRWM Implementation grant program.

The Proposition 1 2016 Guidelines, Volume 2, Section VI details the RAP and information submittal requirements.

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2016 RAP - San Gorgonio

RAP related documents previously posted can be found on the Archives page. The Statewide IRWM Planning Regions Map is here (3.5 MB).

Public Comment Submittal

No public comments were received on the San Gorgonio RAP Draft decision.