RBOC Lobbies State Legislators on 2019 Boating Issues

Recreational Boaters of California [RBOC] held its annual legislative day in Sacramento on February 27, with attendees visiting and advocating on the 2019 state legislation in more than 40 meetings in the offices of Senators and Assembly Members in the State Capitol.

Constituent and issue-specific meetings with state legislators covered an array of policy issues directly impacting boaters including:

  • State Parks Reorganization Plan

  • Boater Funds Dedicated to Boater Programs

  • Regulatory Overreach [BCDC]

  • Copper-based Anti-fouling Paints

  • Boating and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta [California WaterFix]

  • Office of Sustainable Outdoor Recreation – AB 1111 [Friedman]

  • Statutory Definition of Boat Operator – AB 1183 [Ramos]

  • Vessel Impoundment – BUI – SB 393 [Stone]

  • Boater Rights Aboard Their Vessels – AB 1718 [Levine] and SB 8 [Glazer]

  • Chemical Toilet Deodorants – SB 317 [Caballero]

  • 12-Month Fishing Licenses – AB 1227 [Obernolte] and AB 1387 [Wood]

For the Boater Issue Update on these issues: click here

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RBOC Directors Lobby 2018 Boating Issues in State Capitol

RBOC Board of Directors at California State Capitol on February 21, 2018

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July 23 Meeting - Copper and Metals in Newport Bay

Boaters and clubs are encouraged to attend one of two scoping meetings that will be held on July 23 in Newport Beach to discuss the scope and content of a document that will be part of the basin plan amendments related to copper and other metals in Newport Bay.  RBOC will be participating.

Two scoping meetings will be held at the following times and location (the same information will be presented at both meetings):


July 23, 2015


1:30 to 3:30 pm, and

6:00 to 8:00 pm


City of Newport Beach, Community Room, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Project - the public scoping meeting is in regard to:

In the Matter of Proposed Amendments to the Water Quality Control Plan for the Santa Ana River Basin (Basin Plan) related to Copper and other Metals Impairments in Newport Bay.

The purpose of the scoping meeting is to provide a forum for early public consultation regarding the environmental issues that should be considered in the development of the proposed Basin Plan amendments.

This consultation will assist the Regional Board in identifying the range of actions, alternatives, mitigation measures, and significant environmental effects to be analyzed prior to the decision-making process.

A project summary and other pertinent information is available at: click here


The California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region, staff will hold a CEQA scoping meeting pursuant to California Public Resources Code Section 21083.9.

The scoping meeting will provide participants the opportunity to comment on the appropriate scope and content of the “functionally equivalent” substitute environmental document that will be prepared in support of the Basin Plan amendments.

The substitute environmental document will be prepared pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21080.5, and the State Water Resources Control Board’s regulations related to Certified Regulatory Programs (Title 23, Section 3775 et seq.).