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by David Aladjem, Partner, Downey Brand, LLP

On May 27, the State Water Resources Control Board (Board) issued a notice of unavailability of water and immediate curtailment of all diversions under post-1914 appropriative water rights in the Sacramento and San Joaquin watersheds (Notice). The Notice also warns that the Board may curtail some pre-1914 appropriative water rights, and even some riparian water rights, in the future if current conditions persist.
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Capitol News
Friday, May 30 was the deadline for the Senate and Assembly to pass bills introduced in their "house of origin." CLFP was able to stop one onerous labeling bill, but several other CLFP opposed measures passed to the second house where efforts will continue to stop them before they reach the Governor’s desk.
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Regulatory Insights
The Division of Occupational Safety and Health has just proposed major revisions to California's heat illness prevention standard. The action is not formal rule-making, but sending its proposal to the Standards Board is a big first step in revising the almost 10-year-old regulation. California has lead the nation in heat illness standards.
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On Thursday, May 29, Governor Brown’s office, Stanford University, Earth Innovation Institute, and UC Berkeley hosted scientists involved in the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II in a panel discussion of the IPCC’s recent report. The report entitled Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability included a Summary for Policymakers (SPM), focusing on the impacts and risks related to climate change.
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Heat stress affects us all, "WEATHER" we are at home, work or play. Let's not over think this; heat stress is relatively simple. The hotter it gets, the more water we need; however, this is also affected by the humidity. Even simpler, the more you sweat, the more water you need. Sweating is the way our bodies regulate heat. As facility owners or managers we naturally would like our processing plants to hover at 70 degrees. We all know this is not practical, so what can we do? Here are simple steps that will help your employees, productivity, and morale.
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CLFP has relocated to a new office. Our new address is 2485 Natomas Park Drive, Suite 550, Sacramento, CA 95833. Our phone and fax numbers remain the same.
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