Executive Order Waives Fees, Red Tape for Storm Recovery

Friday, Dec 31, 2010  |  Updated 6:50 AM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Winter Storm Damage

advertisement
Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

Acting Gov. Abel Maldonado signed an executive order Thursday to waive fees and other regulations involved in recovery efforts from the rainstorms of the past 10 days in San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange counties and elsewhere in California.

Among other things, officials involved in recovery efforts were ordered to cooperate with the California Resources Agency and state Environmental Protection Agency to mitigate the effects of the storms; fees were waived for the replacement of vital documents, auto registration forms and driver's licenses; the one-week waiting period for filing for unemployment for those out of a job because of the storms was dropped; and one-stop local assistance centers were created.

Maldonado's order also called for agencies to arrange for debris removal and restoration of watersheds; for regulations involving the removal and storage of hazardous materials to be limited, and for the facilitation of roadway repair.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out