Report 2012-120 Recommendation 8 Responses

Report 2012-120: State Water Resources Control Board: It Should Ensure a More Consistent Administration of the Water Quality Certification Program (Release Date: June 2013)

Recommendation #8 To: Water Resources Control Board

To ensure that it accurately records and uses fines it collects for violations of water quality certifications, the state water board should maintain a regular accounting of these fines.

1-Year Agency Response

We added and tested new revenue source codes to our tracking database (CIWQS) and the Accounts Receivable System (FMS). These new codes will minimize the risk of directing funds to incorrect accounts. Staff adjusted current outstanding receivables and revenue collected during FY 13/14 to ensure fines are accurately recorded. Going forward, staff will use the new codes for posting fines when applicable.

  • Completion Date: April 2014
  • Response Date: June 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented


6-Month Agency Response

COMPLETED

Staff has added and tested new revenue source codes to CIWQS and the Accounts Receivable System (FMS). These new codes will minimize the risk of directing funds to incorrect accounts.

UNDERWAY

Staff is adjusting current outstanding receivables and revenue collected during FY 13/14 to ensure fines are accurately recorded. Going forward, staff will use the new codes for posting fines when applicable.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 6/5/2014
  • Response Date: December 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Partially Implemented


60-Day Agency Response

The Accounting Office will create additional accounting codes to minimize the risk of directing funds to the incorrect accounts.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 6/15/13
  • Response Date: August 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending

In its 60-day response, the state water board acknowledges that it is still in the process of addressing the recommendation.


All Recommendations in 2012-120

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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