Covered Actions

The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Reform Act of 2009 (Delta Reform Act) established a certification process for demonstrating consistency with the Delta Plan. The Delta Reform Act requires any State or local agency proposing to undertake a qualifying action (covered action) must submit to the Council a written certification of consistency with detailed findings as to whether the covered action is consistent with the Delta Plan (Wat. Code, § 85225). Any person who claims that a proposed covered action is inconsistent with the Delta Plan and, as a result of that inconsistency, the action will have significant adverse impact on the achievement of one or both of the coequal goals or implementation of government sponsored flood control programs to reduce risks to people and property in the Delta, may appeal a certification of consistency to the Council. (Wat. Code, § 85225.10). The Delta Reform Act requires that the appeal is filed with the Council no later than 30 days after the submission of the certification of consistency (Wat. Code, § 85225.15). If there are no appeals, the state or local public agency may proceed to implement the covered action.

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Is Your Project a Covered Action?

Covered ActionIDCertifying AgencySubmittedStatusUpdated
American River Common Features, Water Resources Development Act Of 2016 Project, Sacramento River Erosion Contract 1: River Mile 55.2 Left Bank Protection C20211Central Valley Flood Protection Board01/21/2021 Covered Action Withdrawn 01/22/2021
Yolo Bypass Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Fish Passage Project C20207California Department of Water Resources12/10/2020 Covered Action Not Appealed 01/11/2021
American River Watershed Common Features, Sacramento East Levee Contract 2 Project C20206Central Valley Flood Protection Board10/26/2020 Covered Action Not Appealed 11/26/2020
Wings Landing Tidal Habitat Restoration Project C20205California Department of Water Resources08/17/2020 Covered Action Not Appealed 09/17/2020
City Of Antioch Brackish Water Desalination Project C20204City of Antioch04/28/2020 Covered Action Not Appealed 05/29/2020
Sherman Island Belly Wetland Restoration C20202California Department of Water Resources04/07/2020 Covered Action Not Appealed 05/08/2020
Lower Yolo Ranch Restoration Project C20203Westlands Water District04/07/2020 Appeal Filed 05/07/2020
Three Creeks Parkway Restoration Project C20201Contra Costa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District01/24/2020 Covered Action Not Appealed 02/24/2020
Lower Marsh Creek Stream Corridor Restoration Program C20195Contra Costa County Flood Control District11/29/2019 Covered Action Not Appealed 12/30/2019
American River Watershed Common Features 2016, Sacramento River East Levee Contract 1 Project C20194Central Valley Flood Protection Board10/24/2019 Covered Action Not Appealed 11/24/2019