Clean water is a cornerstone of CaliforniaAis economic and environmental well-being. As the stateAis lead water quality guardians, the State Water Resources Control Board and the nine Regional Water Quality Control Boards play a critical role in the stateAis health. Their job is to protect and improve the stateAis aquifers, rivers, lakes and shoreline. However, the boards today must rely on regulatory tools that are not adequate to address modern threats to water quality, resulting in a system that has lost the confidence of the population. The Calif. gov. and legis. must reform the current system into one that assures transparency, consistency and accountability. The report includes recommend. for strengthening ties and solving problems. Graphs and charts.Both Presidents Reagan and Clinton issued executive orders requiring cost- benefit analysis in EPA regulations, indicating bipartisan support for the concept. 151 The EPAa#39;s manual, aGuidelines for Preparing Economic Analyses, a is a lengthyanbsp;...
|Title||:||Clearer Structure, Cleaner Water|
|Author||:||Daniel W. Hancock|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2009-09|