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Economic Assistance Initiative

In February 2009, the District adopted an Economic Assistance Initiative that contained a number of temporary measures directed at offering help to Valley businesses and municipalities experiencing economic distress. In September of 2009 these measures were extended an additional six months.

Due to the ongoing economic downturn, in March 2010, the District adopted an Economic Assistance Initiative with measures that remain in effect on an indefinite basis. While this initiative does not eliminate any environmental safeguards, it provides regulated operations experiencing financial hardship with additional flexibility in paying permit and other fees as well as penalties. See the complete initiative.

To inquire about payment programs available to assist operations experiencing financial hardship, please contact the Administrative Services Division through one of the following numbers: (559) 230-6020 Fresno, (661) 392-5500 Bakersfield or (209) 557-6400 Modesto.