Report 2017-118 Recommendation 12 Responses

Report 2017-118: State and Regional Water Boards: They Must Do More to Ensure That Local Jurisdictions' Costs to Reduce Storm Water Pollution Are Necessary and Appropriate (Release Date: March 2018)

Recommendation #12 To: Water Resources Control Board

To ensure that information regarding funding options available to local jurisdictions is consistent and current, the State Water Board and regional boards should work together to provide accurate information on their websites that is readily accessible, and the State Water Board and regional boards should remove outdated information by May 2018.

1-Year Agency Response

Staff in the State Water Board's Division of Financial Assistance (DFA) were assigned to go through all DFA web pages to identify and remove outdated information. DFA staff have also worked with the Regional Boards to identify and remove outdated information on Regional Board web pages. The removal of outdated information has been completed. DFA staff worked with Regional Board staff to update all of the Regional Boards' web pages to ensure information on funding options is current and consistently displayed. DFA will periodically monitor the Regional Board Storm Water Program websites to ensure funding information is current.

  • Completion Date: March 2019
  • Response Date: February 2019

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented


6-Month Agency Response

In progress. Staff in Division of Financial Assistance (DFA)have been assigned to go through all DFA web pages to identify and remove outdated information. DFA staff have worked with the Regional Boards to identify and remove outdated information on Regional Board web pages. The removal of outdated information has been completed. Updating the Regional Boards' web pages to ensure information on funding options is current and consistently displayed is still in progress.

  • Estimated Completion Date: To be determined
  • Response Date: August 2018

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Partially Implemented

The State Water Board indicates that it is currently working with the regional water boards to ensure that information is consistent among the regional boards' websites.


60-Day Agency Response

Staff in the Division of Financial Assistance (DFA)have been assigned to go through all DFA web pages and identify and remove outdated information. DFA staff are also reviewing Regional Board web pages to identify outdated information. DFA staff will assist Regional Board staff in correcting any Regional Board web pages as appropriate.

  • Estimated Completion Date: May 2018
  • Response Date: April 2018

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending


All Recommendations in 2017-118

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.