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Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee

 

The Delta Reform Act (Act) of 2009 charged the Delta Stewardship Council to establish and oversee a committee of agencies responsible for implementing the Delta Plan. Each agency is to coordinate its actions pursuant to the Delta Plan with the Council and the other relevant agencies. Water Code Section 85204

 

The Council established the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee (DPIIC/Committee) after adoption of the Delta Plan in 2013 and continues to coordinate and oversee its activities as required by the Act.

 

The Implementation Committee strives to facilitate work on the Delta Plan through increased coordination and integration in support of shared national, statewide and local goals for the Delta. Maintaining focus on the intersection of Delta Plan and California Water Action Plan implementation with federal interests in the Delta, Council staff aims to craft a balanced agenda that highlights progress on achieving the coequal goals through four key elements: water supply reliability, Delta ecosystem health and restoration, Delta as a Place, and best available science in support of “One Delta, One Science.”

 

Upcoming Events

Nov

13

Nov
13

Monday, November 13, 2017 from 1-5 p.m. at the West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Ave., West Sacramento, CA 95691

 

 

 

Implementation Committee Event

 

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Committee Membership List

Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee
Membership List

 

  • Delta Stewardship Council – Randy Fiorini, Chair
  • California Department of Food and Agriculture – Karen Ross, Secretary
  • California Environmental Protection Agency – Matt Rodriguez, Secretary
  • California Natural Resources Agency – John Laird, Secretary
  • Central Valley Flood Protection Board – Bill Edgar, President
  • Delta Protection Commission – Mary Piepho, Chair
  • Delta Science Program – Dr. Cliff Dahm, Lead Scientist
  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife – Chuck Bonham, Director
  • California Department of Water Resources – Mark Cowin, Director
  • NOAA National Marine Fisheries, Northwest Region – Will Stelle, Regional Administrator
  • Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy – Campbell Ingram, Executive Officer
  • State Water Resources Control Board – Felicia Marcus, Chair
  • US Army Corps of Engineers, South Pacific Division – Joseph Calcara, Director of Programs
  • US Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region - David Murillo, Regional Director
  • US Department of the Interior – Michael Connor, Deputy Secretary
  • US Environmental Protection Agency, Pacific Southwest Region – Jared Blumenfeld, Regional Administrator
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Southwest Region – Ren Lohoefener, Regional Director
  • US Geological Survey, Pacific Region – Mark Sogge, Regional Director

Committee Charge

Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee
Committe Charge

 

CHARGE

 

The Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee (DPIIC) will serve as a forum to discuss, consider and orchestrate the timely and orderly implementation of actions consistent with the policies and recommendations outlined in the Delta Plan and, more specifically, with the annual priorities set by the Delta Stewardship Council (Council). This effort will further the achievement of the coequal goals in a manner that protects and enhances the Delta as an evolving place.

 

The DPIIC will interact with and report to the Council on implementing agency task priorities, identifying obstacles to and opportunities for success. The DPIIC Chair shall have discretion to raise any issue related to the Delta Plan for DPIIC discussion and consideration. The DPIIC will undertake efforts to maximize government efficiency, provide leadership and accountability, and highlight where agency alignment will have the greatest positive impact.

 

OBJECTIVES

 

  • Monitor and assess progress of priority actions and agency activities to implement the Delta Plan
     
  • Synthesize interagency activities to improve efficiency and effectiveness, assembling work groups as needed to address specific impediments to progress
     
  • Identify opportunities for integration and leveraging of funding among state and federal agencies
     
  • Support existing collaborative efforts and interagency agreements that contribute to Delta Plan implementation
     
  • Assist in the ongoing development and tracking of Delta Plan performance measures
     
  • Coordinate regulatory actions on significant projects to implement the Delta Plan, as appropriate
     
  • Identify funding needs and support development of a finance plan to implement the Delta Plan
     
  • Build effective policy-science interactions between resource decision-makers and scientists
     
  • Showcase successes where coordination efforts are effective
     
  • Prioritize transparency and receipt of public stakeholder input

Committee Guidelines

Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee
Committee Guidelines

 

Statement of Purpose

 

The Delta falls within the jurisdiction of many state, federal and local agencies. The Delta Plan furthers the achievement of the coequal goals, in a manner that protects and enhances the Delta as an evolving place, by integrating these agencies’ plans in a single blueprint. The Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee (DPIIC/Committee) will strive to facilitate Delta Plan implementation through increased coordination and integration in support of shared national, statewide and local goals for the Delta.

 

Guiding Principles

 

  • Priority‐Focused Discussions
    The Committee will identify and focus on high priority areas for policy discussions of specific Delta challenges in water and ecosystem management, agency coordination and effective multi‐plan implementation.

     
  • Interagency Coordination – Delta Plan/ California Water Action Plan
    The Committee will coordinate interagency involvement with planning, programs, policy and regulation development as it relates to implementation of the Delta Plan and Delta‐related portions of the California Water Action Plan.

 

  • Achievement of Coequal Goals
    Shared priorities will guide Council staff, working closely with member agency staff, to make targeted progress toward achieving the coequal goals. Committee members will inform and direct staff and management within their agencies as necessary to facilitate collaboration and integration and expedite progress.

 

  • Accountability
    Accountability may be maintained through progress reports to the Committee covering varied aspects of multi‐plan implementation and agency involvement in the Delta.

 

  • Consensus‐based Action
    The Committee is not a voting body. Each member will strive to achieve general consensus on Committee priority areas where coordination is critical.

 

General Procedure

 

  • The Committee will be chaired by a member of the Delta Stewardship Council, who will also act as the principal liaison between the Council and the Committee.
     
  • Each DPIIC member agency will be represented by the highest level of authority to formally speak on behalf of the agency at a policy and management level, extending that authority to a designated alternate, if necessary.
     
  • DPIIC member agencies will attend and participate in Committee meetings at a level that supports Committee objectives, allocating staff time and resources where appropriate. Council staff will work with designated agency representatives to execute Committee direction and ensure administrative coordination.
     
  • The Delta Plan states that the Committee will convene twice a year, or more if necessary. Committee members may initiate a meeting of the Committee as needed.
     
  • Committee meetings will be noticed and open to the public. All interested parties and nonmember agencies are strongly encouraged to attend.
     
  • Work Groups
    The Committee recognizes the many existing interagency work groups and collaborative efforts addressing a range of issues impacting the Delta. In order to improve efficiency and avoid duplication of efforts, the Committee may use and support existing forums, i.e. Collaborative Adaptive Management Team or the Delta Restoration Network, where appropriate, or designate new work groups to address Delta issues demanding interagency collaboration to further the achievement of the coequal goals.

Committee Meetings

2017 Meetings
Nov

13

Nov
13

Monday, November 13, 2017 from 1-5 p.m. at the West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Ave., West Sacramento, CA 95691

 

 

 

Implementation Committee Event
Apr

17

Apr
17

Monday, April 17, 2017 from 1-5 p.m. at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, Gardenia Room, 1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

 

 

 

Implementation Committee Event
2016 Meetings
Nov

14

Nov
14

Monday, November 14, 2016 from 1-5 p.m. at the Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J Street, Room 202, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Implementation Committee Event

1

Nov
1
Implementation Committee Event
May

9

May
9

Monday, May 9, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Implementation Committee Event
2015 Meetings
Nov

16

Nov
16

Monday, November 16, 2015 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Gardenia Ballroom of the Sheraton Grand Sacramento, 1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Implementation Committee Event
May

11

May
11

Monday, May 11, 2015 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the California Room of the Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Implementation Committee Event
2014 Meetings
Nov

17

Nov
17

Monday, November 17, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Implementation Committee Event
Apr

9

Apr
9

April 9, 2014 from 8:30 a.m to 12:00 p.m. at the Embassy Suites, 100 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Implementation Committee Event

Coequal goals

The Delta Stewardship Council was created in legislation to achieve the state mandated coequal goals for the Delta. "'Coequal goals' means the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place." (CA Water Code §85054)