FCGMA Resolutions List
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|Adoption Date||Effective Date|
A resolution of the Ventura County Board of Supervisor’s) Established the initial boundaries of the FCGMA, and duly recorded the Resolution and map in the Recorder’s Office.
Supported the goals and objectives of having a cooperative weather network in Ventura County to collect weather information for natural resource management.
Declared a need for Water Conservation based on 4 years of below-normal rainfall and subsequent increased (record high) groundwater extractions. Advocated Best Management Practices, and urged cities to adopt Anti-Waste Ordinances.
Recognized and honored Robert Quinn for service to the FCGMA as Agency Coordinator during 1990-91.
Acknowledged that the FCGMA was in a state of overdraft, and endorsed the discontinuance of wells or reduction of extractions in favor of imported supplies from existing water systems or providers.
Increased Groundwater Extraction Charge to $3.00 per acre-foot from July 1, 1993 through January 1, 1994, after which the charge would drop to $2.20 per acre-foot.
Declared FCGMA support and protection to any agency, city, or individual who injected or percolated water.
Extended the filing deadline for both 1992 and 1993 Irrigation Efficiency applications to October 1, 1994, and dismissed surcharges of $10 or less.
Declared that it was not the intent of the FCGMA to Extend Agency Boundaries into the Santa Clara River Valley.
Honored Ventura Mayor Tom Buford for his contributions to the Agency, and for his service as a FCGMA Board Member representing City interests.
Increased Groundwater Extraction Charge from $2.20-AF to $3.00-AF effective January 1, 1996.
Approved the execution of an agreement for Federal 319(h) Grant funding for a Wellhead Protection Demonstration Project, and designated the Agency Coordinator as the authorized FCGMA representative in all dealings with the State Water Resources Control Board.
Decreased Groundwater Extraction Charge from $3.00-AF to $2.20-AF, effective July 1, 1996.
Honored Richard Farnsworth for his contributions over 17 years of exemplary service to the FCGMA as Staff Hydrologist.
Superceded Resolution 96-2 and authorized approval of State contract number 6-055-254-0 to accept Grant funding under the Wellhead Protection Demonstration Project. Authorized the Chair of the FCGMA Board to sign any and all agreements on behalf of the Agency to meet legal requirements for grant funding.
Authorized continued exports of groundwater outside the FCGMA boundaries by those named water suppliers who had service areas established there prior to creation of the Agency, subject to all Ordinances and regulations of the FCGMA.
Posthumously honored Carla Bard for her many years of dedicated, loyal, and exemplary service to the FCGMA. Extended great appreciation for her local and regional accomplishments in the areas of water conservation and farming.
Declared that groundwater dewatering for construction purposes would not be regulated by the FCGMA.
Decreed that a tiered surcharge penalty rate topping out at $200-AF was not sufficient to deter excessive groundwater extractions, and proclaimed that a single surcharge rate of $725-AF should be levied on all groundwater extractions in excess of any combined annual allocation. Made all penalty payments due within 30 days of the date a credit form was mailed and postmarked.
Increased Groundwater Extraction Charge to $2.60-AF, effective January 1, 1999 as a companion Resolution to Ordinance 5.7.
Commended the Port Hueneme Water Agency for vision, leadership, preservation of local groundwater resources, and perseverance needed to design and complete a Brackish Water Reclamation Facility that is compatible with FCGMA objectives.
Declared support for interim use of mounded groundwater beneath the Oxnard Plain Forebay Groundwater Basin when available, and allowed for unrestricted use of such groundwater, but only from the Upper Aquifer zones. Also recommended that water providers strive to export from the Forebay or utilize Forebay groundwater whenever possible in those basins known to be in a condition of overdraft. Waived all penalties for pumping beyond annual allocations for wells inside the designated area, but denied credits for wells that used such water in lieu of their annual allocation.
Honored Samuel A. McIntyre for his faithful and dedicated contributions to the FCGMA, and for his service on the Board.
Honored Arthur E. Goulet for work and input to initially create the FCGMA, and for many years of service as overseer of Ventura County water resources and Agency operations in his capacity as County Public Works Director.
Declared that storm water runoff could not enter deep gravel mine pits in the Forebay Groundwater Basin without first meeting either primary drinking water standards, or the average quality of existing groundwater downgradient of the UWCD Spreading Grounds. Percolating surface water must pass through the equivalent of 10 feet of vadose zone before reaching historic high groundwater levels. Surface exposures of groundwater, or any permanent body of water in the Forebay, must have long-term management by an agency approved by the FCGMA.
Increased Groundwater Extraction Charge from $2.60/AF to $3.00/AF, effective July 1, 2001 as allowed under Ordinance 5 as an addendum Resolution.
Gave formal support to the City of Oxnard’s Groundwater Recovery Enhancement And Treatment (GREAT) program that will provide recycled water for injection, direct use, wetland restoration, etc.
Use of the State Water Entitlement – Supports the plan to allow UWCD to import up to 3,150 AFY of State water for release from Lake Piru and also to earn credits for a trust to be used under joint UWCD-FCGMA purposes.
Honored & commended Chris Peek for developing and providing weather station data for more than 10 years in support of the Evapotranspiration method of water conservation in crop management.
Honored John K. Flynn for originally helping to establish the FCGMA and for more than 20 years of service to the Agency. Also established the annual John K. Flynn Stewardship of Groundwater Award to be presented for contributions in groundwater protection and preservation.
Honored Michael Conroy for more than 12 years of service to the Agency as a director or alternate representing farm interests.
Stated Board intentions regarding SLP Basin allocations.
Granting credits to the City of Oxnard for the injection of recycled water.
Granting credits to the City of Oxnard for the direct delivery of recycled water.
Supporting a change in maximum allowable pumping fees from $3.00/AF to a maximum of $10.00/AF.
Authorizing application for and acceptance of state grant funds to conduct geological studies in the Las Posas Basin.
Honored Steve Bennett for his year of service to the Agency as a director representing the water interests of Ventura County.
Honored John Crowley for originally helping to establish the FCGMA and leadership and for more than 20 years of service to the Agency.
Honored Dee Zinke for her significant contributions to the final passage of the Assembly Bill 2734 as well as the future operation of the FCGMA.
Honored Assemblyman Tony Strickland for his sponsorship and personal support to Assembly Bill 2734 that enabled the Agency to increase the maximum allowable groundwater extraction fees.
Approved an amendment to the Ventura County Independent Special Districts Selection Committee rules & regulations and election procedures.
Honored and bestowed accolades to Dana Wisehart for her significant contributions to the future continued operation of the FCGMA.
Approving the memorandum of understanding for the Ventura Countywide Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (VCIRWMP).
Increased the groundwater extraction charge from $3.00/AF to $4.00/AF to cover anticipated litigation under the provision that this fee increase would be reduced back to $3.00/AF on 7-1-05 if additional funds were not needed.
Supported the Saticoy Regional Recycling Facility and the improved Jose Flores Wastewater Treatment Plant that recycles water that would otherwise be lost to the ocean.
Honored David Schwabauer for serving three terms as an alternate and one term as a director of the FCGMA representing the farming interests within the Agency.
Honored Dr. Roseann Mikos, Ph.D. for serving two distinguished terms as an Agency director representing the City interests within the FCGMA.
Honored Mr. William A. (Tony) Waters for 22 years of distinguished service as Agency counsel and congratulating him on his forthcoming retirement on March 31, 2005.
Required accuracy testing of water flow meters.
See Resolution 2006-1
Continued the groundwater extraction charge of $4.00/AF for semi-annual reporting period 2005-2.
Honored Dr. R. Lowell Preston, Ph.D. for 14 years of distinguished service as Agency coordinator and congratulating him on his retirement on July 15, 2005.
Formally defined the duties and responsibilities of the position of Agency executive officer and designated executive authority.
Required accuracy testing of water flow meters pursuant to Chapter 3.0 of Ordinance No. 8.1.
Established a groundwater extraction management enforcement surcharge of $2.00/AF effective July 1, 2006.
Honored Ventura County Management Assistant Ms. Karen Schoonover for her many years of distinguished service as clerk of the Board.
Define the class of extraordinary groundwater extraction management enforcement expenses eligible for Gemes funding.
Completed the ballot for the election of the Special District Alternate Commissioner to the Ventura Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO).
Adopted protocols and hearing procedures governing appeals of the Agency executive officer’s determinations pursuant to Chapter 6.0 of the Agency’s Ordinance Code.
Established United Water Conservation District as the designated reporting authority for FCGMA annual groundwater extraction volumes to the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), in accordance with recent amendments to Section 5009 of the California Water Code.
Adopted the Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (IRWMP) prepared by the Watersheds Coalition Of Ventura County and authorizing the Executive Officer of the FCGMA to file a CEQA Notice of Exemption.
Adopted the 2007 Update to the Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency’s Groundwater Management Plan and Executive Officer authorization to file a CEQA Notice of Exemption.
Authorized application for, and acceptance of, grant funds from the California Department of Water Resources Local Groundwater Assistance Program.
Terminating the collection of Groundwater Extraction Management Enforcement Surcharge (GEMES) on December 31, 2007; and, limiting FCGMA expenses eligible for GEMES funding.
Establishing an Additional 5% reduction in historical extraction allocations within the boundaries of the Agency, effective January 1, 2009; and, authorizing the establishment of an alternative water supply project certification project in lieu thereof.
Adopting revised policies and procedures for requiring and implementing accuracy testing of water flowmeters pursuant to Chapter 3.0 of Ordinance No 8.1; and, rescinding Resolution 2006-1
Approving an Amendment to Settlement Agreement (Thornhill-Miller entered into effective September 12, 2007).
Commending the Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance on their Fifth Anniversary.
Honored Dana Wisehart for her dedicated, distinguished, and honorable service to the water industry within Ventura County, and especially to this Agency, and wish her well in whatever plans and adventures await her in retirement.
Certification of the Agency Ballot for Election of a Special District Alternate Commissioner to the Ventura Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO).
Adjustment of the Groundwater Extraction Surcharge Rate to $950/AF on all groundwater extractions in excess of any combined annual allocation.
Supporting United Water Conservation District’s efforts to balance a limited water supply for people and the environment (NMFS decision).
Honored Director John K. Flynn at his retirement for his many years in public service and to the FCGMA.
Meter Calibration penalty structure for non-compliance with existing program rules and/or laws.
Enforcement Guiding Principles that allowed use of progressive levels of enforcement as needed to achieve ordinance compliance, and allow creation of monetary civil liability penalties if applicable.
Settlement to resolve an appeal by the Mutual Water Company – Strickland Tract involving payment of past-due groundwater extraction charges and suspension of potential interest/penalties in exchange for infrastructure inprovements that would result in future aquifer preservation.
Adjustment of the Groundwater Extraction Surcharge Rate to $1,150/AF on all groundwater extractions in excess of any combined annual allocation pursuant to Chapter 5.8 of Ordinance no. 8.1.
Concerning allocation transfer and use of good deed credit trust account in conjunction with United Water Conservation District’s acquisition of Vulcan Materials Company’s Ferro Property.
Repealed See Resolution 2010-1
Concerning allocation transfer and use of good deed credit trust account in conjunction with United Water Conservation District’s acquisition of additional groundwater recharge basins.
Repealed See Resolution 2010-8
|10-02||LAFCO Special District Alternate & Regular Member Call for Nominations||03-24-2010||03-24-2010|
|10-03||Resolve a surcharge incurred by Nyeland Acres Mutual Water Company resulting from groundwater extractions in excess of their allowed annual allocation||On Hold||On Hold|
|10-04||Honoring Noel Klebaum, County Counsel, for his many years of service.||05-26-2010||05-26-2010|
|10-05||LAFCO Nominations and Voting.||10-28-2009|
|10-06||Adopting Groundwater Supply Enhancement Assistance Program (GSEAP) Criteria. To view GSEAP Criteria, click here…||09-22-2010||09-22-2010|
|10-07||Adopting Tiered Groundwater Extraction Surcharge Rates||Rescinded See 13-03||Rescinded See 13-03|
|10-08||Concerning allocation transfer and use of good deed credit trust account in conjunction with United Water Conservation District’s acquisition of additional groundwater recharge basins||10-27-2010||10-27-2010|
|11-01||Repealing and Replacing Grandfathering Resolution No. 1997-2||01-26-2011||01-26-2011|
|11-02||Creating the United Water Conservation District Saticoy Well Field Storage Program||04-27-2011||04-27-2011|
|11-03||Honoring David Panaro, Staff Geologist, for his many years of service||05-25-2011||05-25-2011|
|11-04||Specifying the requirements for calculating the Irrigation Allowance Index under the Irrigation Allowance Program||10-26-2011||11-26-2011|
Approving Re-Direction of Groundwater Extraction Surcharges to Preserve Natural Resources and to Resolve an Appeal from Nyeland Acres Mutual Water Company.
Approving the Imposition of Civil Penalties Against Those Operators Who Are in Violation of the Flowmeter Calibration Requirements of the Ordinance Code.
|12-03||Approving the Imposition of Civil Penalties Against Those Operators Who Are in Violation of the Extraction Reporting and Payment Requirements of the Ordinance Code.||Rescinded|
LAFCo Nominations and Voting
Authorizing the Imposition of Civil Penalties for Specific Ordinance Code.
Concerning the Implementation of First Phase of the City of Oxnard’s GREAT Program and the Associated Recycled Water Management Plan.
Adopting Tiered Groundwater Extraction Surcharge Rates
Establishing the Conejo Creek Water Pumping Program Involving Camrosa Water District and Pleasant Valley Water District Using the Conejo Creek Diversion
Increasing Extraction Charges to $6.00 per Acre-Foot
Supporting a Legislative Change in Maximum Allowable Extraction Charge
A Resolution Electing to be the Groundwater Sustainability Agency for the Arroyo Santa Rosa Valley, (West, South, East) Las Posas Valley, Oxnard Forebay, Oxnard Plain, and Pleasant Valley Basins Within the Boundaries of the FCGMA
Specifying Requirement for Establishing an Annual Efficiency Allocation by Operators that Supply Groundwater for Agricultural Use by Others
Honored Dr. Michael Kelley for serving four terms as a Director of the FCGMA representing the mutual water companies and special water districts within the Agency
Imposing a Fee on Groundwater Extractions to Fund the Costs of a Groundwater Sustainability Program
|15-05||Adopting the 2014 Integrated Regional Water Management Plan Prepared by the Watersheds Coalition of Ventura County and Authorizing the Executive Officer of the FCGMA to File a CEQA Notice of Exemption||07-22-2015|
|16-01||Delegating Authority to the Executive Officer to Initiate and Compromise Legal Action for Enforcement of the Agency Ordinance Code||01-27-2016|
|16-02||Initiating a Request to the California Department of Water Resources to Modify the Bulletin 118 Groundwater Basin Boundaries for the Las Posas Basin, Pleasant Valley Basin and Oxnard Subbasin||03-23-2016|
|16-03||Increasing Fee on Groundwater Extractions to Fund the Costs of a Groundwater Sustainability Program||07-20-2016|
|16-04||Adjustments to Extraction Allocation for City of Camarillo Re Special Use of Mounded, Degraded Water in the North Eastern Portion of Pleasant Valley Basin||9/28/16||9/28/16 – NOTE: If a GSP is not adopted by 9/28/2018, this resolution will need to go back to the BoS w/revised language for Item 13.|
Groundwater Pumping Project Policy
Add JAM Mutual Water Company and LLoyd Butler Mutual Water Company to the list of purveyors that may continue to supply groundwater to areas beyond the Agency’s Boundaries
|17-02||Increasing Tiered Groundwater Extraction Surcharge Rates||10/13/2017|
Specifies the Requirements for Installation, Operation, and Maintenance of Advanced Metering Infrastructure Devices
Delgates Authority to the XO to enter into Professional Services Agreements
Honoring Tony Morgan for his dedicated, loyal, and honorbale service to the Agency
Authorizing the Imposition of Civil Penalties for Ordinance Code Violations. Rescinded Resolution 2013-01
Adopting Revised Policies and Procedures for Requiring and Implementing Accuracy Testing of Flowmeters. Rescinded Resolution 2008-04
Increasing Fee on Groundwater Extractions to Fund the Costs of a Groundwater Sustainability Program
Authorization to Apply to California Department of Water Resources to Obtain a Grant Under the 2019 Sustainable Groundwater Management (SGM) Grant Program, Planning Grant – Round 3
Adoption of the Groundwater Sustainability Plans for the Las Posas Valley Groundwater Basin, the Oxnard Sub-Basin of the Santa Clara River Valley Groundwater Basin and the Pleasant Valley Groundwater Basin
|2020-01||Honoring the TAG members for their dedicated, loyal and honorable service in helping to develop information used in the GSPs.|
Honoring Charlotte Craven for her service as an FCGMA Board Member
A Resolution establishing policies and procedures for granting variances from the initial extraction allocation under the ordinance to establish an allocation for the Oxnard and Pleasant Valley Groundwater Basins
A Resolution to defer civil penalties in response to the state of emergency due to the Novel Coronavirus
A Resolution Imposing a Fee on Groundwater Extractions to Establish a Reserve Fund to be Used to Pay the Cost and Expenses of Actions nd Proceedings Related to the Agency’s Groundwater Sustainability Program.
|2020-06||Honoring Steve Bennett for his service as an FCGMA Board Member.||12/02/2020||12/02/2020|
|2020-07||A Resolution Increasing Tiered Groundwater Extraction Surcharge Rates.||12/02/2020||01/01/2021|