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File #: 20-0568    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/15/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/23/2020 Final action: 6/23/2020
Title: Chief Administrative Office, Parks Division, recommending the Board approve a one year extension for the implementation of the refinement of the Institutional User Group Designation as identified in the 2018 River Management Plan (Page 13), adopted February 13, 2018, which would extend the implementation requirements for institutional groups until February 13, 2022. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - 2018 River Management Plan, 2. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 6-23-20, 3. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 6-19-20
Related files: 18-0182
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Chief Administrative Office, Parks Division, recommending the Board approve a one year extension for the implementation of the refinement of the Institutional User Group Designation as identified in the 2018 River Management Plan (Page 13), adopted February 13, 2018, which would extend the implementation requirements for institutional groups until February 13, 2022.

FUNDING: N/A
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On February 13, 2018, the Board of Supervisors approved Resolution 018-2018 adopting the revised 2018 River Management Plan (RMP) for the South Fork of the American River. One of the management actions within the 2018 RMP was the refinement of the Institutional User Group Designation. The plan states on page 13 & 14, "A goal in the updated RMP is to create parity with the other managing agencies which require most of the current Institutional User Groups to possess Commercial River Use Permits. Accordingly, Institutional User Groups registration, which have been managed by the RMP in prior years, will only be available to accredited educational organizations conducting on-River courses. The Institutional User Group management elements of the RMP will be phased out in the third year after adoption of this plan. All non-accredited organizations that currently posses Institutional Group status are encouraged by the County to obtain Commercial River User Permits, if they wish to continue to use the RMP area of the South Fork of the American River for their activities." Three years after the adoption would be February 13, 2021.

Over the past two years, Parks Staff has worked with the institutional groups (which will be identified as non profit groups) in order to inform of the new requirements associated with obtaining Commercial River Use Permits and has requested that institutional groups inform County Staff of the difficulties they face attempting to meet these requirements prior to the three year implementation date. There have been multiple con...

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