Activities Requiring Permit Approval
To be approved, a project must meet the standards of state law, be consistent with any applicable court decisions and conform with the Commission's plans and policies. Following are brief summaries of the principal provisions that the Commission uses in considering applications for Bay fill, shoreline development, and work in the Suisun Marsh. This summary information is for general guidance only. The specific language in the relevant laws, plans and regulations govern the Commission's decisions.
It is necessary to obtain Commission approval before undertaking any of the activities listed above in any of the following areas:
San Francisco Bay, which includes Suisun, San Pablo, Honker, Richardson, San Rafael, San Leandro and Grizzly Bays and the Carquinez Strait.
Certain waterways that flow into the Bay.
Salt ponds or managed wetlands around the Bay.
The Commission's shoreline band jurisdiction which extends 100 feet inland from the Bay.
The primary management area of the Suisun Marsh.
For specific information on BCDC's jurisdiction see section 66610 of The McAteer-Petris Act