Delta Plan Regulations

The Delta Reform Act of 2009, which created the Delta Stewardship Council (Council), required that the Council adopt a "legally enforceable" Delta Plan to further the achievement of the coequal goals. The State Administrative Procedures Act (APA) identifies a rulemaking process through which Council-adopted Delta Plan policies become enforceable state regulations. Rulemaking is a public process that includes review and approval by the state's Office of Administrative Law (OAL).

The Delta Plan regulations are located in the official version of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) at Title 23. Waters, Division 6. Delta Stewardship Council, Chapter 2. Consistency with Regulatory Policies Contained in the Delta Plan, Article 3. Consistency with the Regulatory Policies Contained in the Delta Plan. The website is maintained by West under contract with the Office of Administrative Law and is updated weekly.

Proposed Amendment to Delta Plan Regulations

From time to time, some Delta Plan Regulations may need to be revised to address changes in Delta conditions, existing law, or state policy. Per the APA and under the guidance of the OAL, the Council is in the following Delta Plan rulemaking process: Rulemaking to Implement Delta Plan Amendment Regarding Delta Levees Investment Strategy - Proposed Amendment to Sections 5012 (Section 5012) and 5001 (Section 5001) of Title 23 of California Code of Regulations to implement the Delta Levees Investment Strategy (DLIS).

To view the proposed amendment to Section 5012 and Section 5001 in PDF format, please visit the Rulemaking to Implement Delta Plan Amendment Regarding DLIS web page.