The Merced Irrigation-Urban Groundwater Sustainability Agency (MIUGSA) is currently in the process of developing a fee structure to fund the regulatory activities of the Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA). Under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), GSAs have the authority to collect fees to fund the costs of its regulatory activities including preparation, adoption, and amendment of a groundwater sustainability plan, and investigations, inspections, compliance assistance, enforcement, and program administration, including a prudent reserve. The goal of SGMA is to ensure groundwater sustainability and accessibility for future generations.
MIUGSA has contracted a firm that has experience establishing fee structure options for GSAs. The firm is working to determine a fee structure that meets the following goals:
MIUGSA recorded brief summary videos addressing how the proposed fee will affect residential urban, non-residential urban, and agricultural parcels within its boundaries. The videos can be found at: http://miugsa.org/index.cfm/feestudy/videos/
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An interactive map is available at the following link: MIUGSA Fee Study - Interactive Map