​Rulemaking ​Package #6, Public Resources Code (PRC) §2774.4(a), Vested Rights Determinations 

The SMGB proposes to amend existing regulations in Title 14, Division 2, Chapter 8, Subchapter 1, Article 15, sections 3950 - 3965 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR)  pertaining to Vested Rights Determinations. The revisions to the CCR are necessary in order to enact the revisions to PRC section 2774.4, as amended by Assembly Bill 1142, signed into law on April 18th, 2016, by Governor Brown. ​The proposed regulatory action was published in the California Regulatory Notice Register, No. 25-Z, June 23, 2017. The formal comment period for this rulemaking action ran from June 23 - August 17, 2017.


The final version of the proposed amended regulatory language for CCR sections 3950 - 3965 was adopted by the SMGB at its September 14, 2017 regular business meeting. The SMGB chose not to move forward with the adoption of amendments to Title 14, Division 2, Chapter 8, Subchapter 1, Article 16 of the CCR, pertaining to Mining Ordinances. The rulemaking package is now in its final review with the Office of Administrative Law (OAL). If approved by OAL, the ​​amedend ​regulations will be effective April 1, 2018. See documents below associated with OAL's final review.