Regulations Granting the Board’s Authority

The Board’s authority and procedures come from the California Water Code and Title 23 of the California Code of Regulations. These documents also provide guidance for staff and the public when determining if a permit is needed for any project that may encroach upon, improve, alter or affect adopted plans of flood control (including federal/State flood control systems, regulated streams and designated floodways under the Board’s jurisdiction). In addition to permit application requirements and standards for construction of permitted projects, the regulations also provide direction for conducting meetings, carrying out enforcement actions, meeting requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and other administrative actions of the Board and its staff.

Please refer to the documents included and linked in this section for guidance.