2014 Consolidation Place of Use Petition On February 12, 2014, DWR and the U. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) jointly submitted such a petition to the SWRCB.
The petition was approved by the SWRCB on March 28, 2014.
Executive Order B-26-14, September 18, 2014: The order facilitated efforts to provide water to families in dire need as extreme drought continued throughout California.
Proclamation of a Continued State of Emergency, April 25, 2014: The order strengthened the State’s ability to manage water and habitat effectively in drought conditions and called on all Californians to redouble their efforts to conserve water.
Under the direction of the Governor, the Director of DHR, in consultation with HRC, shall identify personnel records, documents, books, correspondence, and other property, both real and personal, affected by the transfer to DHR pursuant to Section III(2) of this Executive Order.
In a related action, state agencies, including DWR, released a plan to continue making water conservation a way of life.That includes posting activities or approvals for which DWR's obligations under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) have been suspended or for which Water Quality Control Plan compliance has been exempted.The following actions have been taken by DWR to date under this section of the governor's drought declaration: Background on Water Transfers Voluntary water transfers from willing sellers to willing buyers enable water to flow where it is needed most.California’s ongoing response to its five-year drought has been guided by a series of executive orders issued by Governor Edmund G. that are listed below beginning with the most recent and continuing in reverse chronological order: Executive Order B-40-17, April 7, 2017: The executive order ended the drought state of emergency in all California counties except Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Tuolumne, where emergency drinking water projects will continue to help address diminished groundwater supplies.It maintains water reporting requirements and prohibitions on wasteful practices.Thompson and his Cost Control Task Force, Illinois consolidated the patchwork of agencies that administer the laws and administrative process of investigating and adjudicating Illinois civil rights law; and WHEREAS, as part of this consolidation effort, the Governor and the General Assembly worked to pass the Illinois Human Rights Act in 1979 (the “Act”); WHEREAS, the Act created the Department of Human Rights (“DHR”) to receive, investigate, and conciliate charges of unlawful discrimination and to undertake affirmative action and public education activities to prevent discrimination; and WHEREAS, the Act further established the Human Rights Commission (“HRC”), a body with the function of hearing and adjudicating discrimination cases; and WHEREAS, the decentralized approach whereby one agency investigates charges of discrimination and a separate agency adjudicates the charges of discrimination has resulted in an antiquated, inefficient, and unresponsive process for obtaining reasonably prompt resolution for Illinois taxpayers and businesses alike; and WHEREAS, these two State agencies now bear dual responsibility for creating applicable rules and regulations as well as maintaining separate internal policies, processes, and filing and case management systems; and WHEREAS, although a single statute governs these two State agencies, HRC and DHR often have different, conflicting, and inconsistent rules of administrative procedure, which confuse parties, impede transparency, and create backlog and delay; and WHEREAS, under our current outdated and unproductive structure, people and businesses wait at least four years, on average, after filing a charge of discrimination for DHR to investigate and HRC to issue its final decision on the case; and WHEREAS, HRC currently has over 1,000 backlogged cases pending two years or more without a decision, and some parties wait as long as three years for a resolution to their case; and WHEREAS, these delays are unacceptable and unfair to aggrieved parties and businesses and to the general public; and WHEREAS, individuals and groups most harmed by delay are impoverished and minority parties and small businesses without the resources to obtain counsel and pay expensive legal fees to appear in Illinois courts; and WHEREAS, these delays are in direct contradiction to the goal of providing efficient and effective processes to administer the State’s civil rights laws; and WHEREAS, the consolidation of these two State agencies will have real, tangible benefits for Illinois citizens and businesses that rely on these two State agencies, as well as for taxpayers; and WHEREAS, the consolidation of these two State agencies will produce considerable cost-savings to the State, with an estimated savings of approximately 0,000 in the first year of consolidation alone; and WHEREAS, the consolidation of these two State agencies will produce faster investigative and adjudicative processes because they will be able to share resources effectively and cut bureaucratic red tape; and WHEREAS, consolidation will not compromise the independence of the appellate process, because HRC will continue to review cases and discharge its adjudicatory functions pursuant to the Administrative Procedures Act; and WHEREAS, many states, including Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Minnesota, and many local governments, including the City of Chicago, conduct civil rights proceedings through a single consolidated governmental body that houses both investigative and adjudicative functions; THEREFORE, I, Bruce Rauner, Governor of Illinois, by virtue of the executive authority vested in me by Section 8 and Section 11 of Article V of the Constitution of the State of Illinois, do hereby order as follows: I.