California Coastal Commission

Cal Am Withdrawls Coastal Commission Permit Application

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 2:38am

California American Water announced today that it is withdrawing its application to the California Coastal Commission for a Coastal Development Permit to construct the slant wells for the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project, the companys desalination proposal to replace pumping from the environmentally-sensitive Carmel River.

Key Points: 
  • California American Water announced today that it is withdrawing its application to the California Coastal Commission for a Coastal Development Permit to construct the slant wells for the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project, the companys desalination proposal to replace pumping from the environmentally-sensitive Carmel River.
  • The Commission has now cancelled tomorrows hearing and will reschedule after the company has refiled its application.
  • Because the Commission must meet deadlines associated with the Permit Streamlining Act, withdrawing and refiling our application is the best way to allow more time for these things to occur.
  • Public comments the Commission has received to date on the project will be preserved as part of the official record for the projects application and have been shared with the Coastal Commission members.