Public Notices

  • Notice of Proposed Re-adopted Emergency Rulemaking &
  • Proposed Emergency Regulation Re-adoption

    Please see the Emergency Notice Re-adoption documents above that the Department of Parks and Recreation, Division of Boating and Waterways (department) intends to submit to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) on March 17, 2014.

    On October 1, 2013, the emergency regulations for the Quagga and Zebra Mussel Infestation Prevention Fee were approved by OAL. The department requests to readopt the emergency regulations after the department has made substantial progress towards the adoption of the permanent regulations, such as collection of fees, progress towards completion of the permanent regulations, and hiring of staff needed to manage the Quagga and Zebra Mussel Infestation Prevention Program.

  • Water Hyacinth Control Program
    • The California Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is conducting herbicide treatments to control Water Hyacinth in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Region. Click here to learn more.
  • Spongeplant Control Program
    • The California Department of Parks and Recreation, Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) was designated as the lead agency to manage South American spongeplant by California Assembly Bill 1540 (Buchanan, Chapter 188, Statutes of 2012). The new Spongeplant Control Program will be operated in parallel with the existing Water Hyacinth Control Program (WHCP) and Egeria densa Control Program (EDCP). Spongeplant is a floating, non-native, invasive aquatic weed with the potential to negatively impact navigation, agricultural pumping and the Delta ecosystem. Click here to learn more.
  • Egeria Densa Control Program
    • The California Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is conducting an herbicide program to control Egeria Densa in certain areas of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Region. Click here to learn more.