401 & Buffer Permitting Unit
Major Variance to Buffer Rules Submittal Meetings
What is a submittal meeting?
A submittal meeting is an opportunity for you to submit your major variance request via the Standard Review Process directly to DWR's Buffer Coordinator, while providing you an opportunity to:
• Discuss the general scope of your project;
Furthermore, a submittal meeting gives you the opportunity to develop a better rapport with Webscape staff, thus improving overall communication, which typically results in shorter review times. Please note that acceptance of your variance request at the submittal meeting does not guarantee that you will be granted a variance.
How do I schedule a submittal meeting?
If you are interested in scheduling a submittal meeting, please complete the online submittal meeting request form at least one week prior to your desired submittal date. Staff will contact you to confirm the meeting date, time and location.
What do I bring to a submittal meeting?
You should bring the appropriate variance application form and supporting documentation as specified on the checklist found in the application instructions and listed below. Please note that failure to bring the appropriate number of items listed on that checklist will result in your application not being accepted.
♦ Development/Project name
Who attends a submittal meeting?
A Central Office primary reviewer will always be in attendance, and Regional Office staff may be present depending on the meeting location. If a consultant and/or engineer are involved in the project, it is expected that they be in attendance.
Are review meetings available?
While no formal process has been established to conduct review meetings during the standard review process, if you desire to meet to discuss any additional information requests made, staff will gladly meet with you at your convenience during the 30 day additional information period. Please note that the 30 day additional information period begins upon the issuance of the additional information letter, not after a potential review meeting occurs.
Please direct questions to Jennifer Burdette at (919) 807-6364 or firstname.lastname@example.org.