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  • November 3, 2016

  • November 3, 2016
    The Governor’s recent approval and enactment of Senate Bill 839 means that the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now required to collect permit application fees for California Endangered Species Act (CESA) incidental take permits, incidental take permit amendments, and consistency determinations based on project cost.

    The new fee revenue will allow CDFW to continue the current level of service in reviewing CESA permits in light of reduced availability of other state funds for this purpose. The fee also appropriately assigns the costs of reviewing and approving permits to the permittees.

    For a CESA permit or amendment application submitted to CDFW on or after Sept. 13, 2016 (the effective date of this legislation), the project proponent shall include the appropriate permit application fee with the permit application. CDFW will not deem the permit application complete until it has collected the permit application fee. A permit application submitted prior to Sept. 13, 2016, shall not be subject to fees established pursuant to this section.

    Permitting fees do not apply to permits issued for CESA-listed species research or management, or permits issued for improving or restoring habitats for CESA-listed species. Direct questions to Cathie Vouchilas, (916) 651-1190, Cathie.Vouchilas@wildlife.ca.gov 

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