Frazier praises State Lands for being on time with abandoned commercial vessel removal plan
Draft of plan, mandated by Frazier legislation, open for public comment
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Discovery Bay), author of AB 2241 that directed State Lands to develop a plan to remove abandoned commercial vessels from Delta waterways by July 1, announced that a draft of the plan is ready and available for public comment.
“I am grateful the State Lands Commission is fulfilling the requirement of AB 2441 on schedule,” Frazier said. “These abandoned, derelict commercial vessels pose a serious threat to the Delta’s ecosystem and navigation of its waterways. I urge interested parties to read and comment on the draft plan. I look forward to the final plan so that we can move forward with clearing the Delta of these hazards.”
The plan has four objectives:
- Develop a systematic approach for prioritizing vessels based on risk;
- Develop program infrastructure to facilitate removal efforts;
- Develop a cost basis for budgeting; and
- Provide recommendations to help prevent and mitigate ongoing abandoned commercial vessel problems.
A PDF copy of the draft plan can be found on Frazier’s legislative website – a11.asmdc.org – and contains instructions for how to comment on the plan.
Assemblymember Frazier represents the 11th Assembly District, which encompasses a large cross section of the Delta in Central Solano, Eastern Contra Costa and Southern Sacramento counties, and includes the communities of Antioch, Bethel Island, Birds Landing, Brentwood, Byron, Collinsville, Discovery Bay, Fairfield, Isleton, Knightsen, Locke, Oakley, Pittsburg (partial), Rio Vista, Suisun City, Travis AFB, Vacaville and Walnut Grove.
CONTACT: Andrew Bird (916) 319-2011 Andrew.Bird@asm.ca.gov