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San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission


The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of San Francisco Bay and to the encouragement of the Bay's responsible use.

The enforcement provisions of the McAteer-Petris Act (amended 1969) provide for the issuance of court-imposed and administrative penalties (including standardized fines), cease and desist and civil penalty orders, and court-imposed injunctions. Violators of the law may be subject to a misdemeanor.

The enforcement provisions of the Suisun Marsh Preservation Act of 1977 provide for the issuance of court-imposed penalties, and cease and desist and civil penalty orders.

BCDC Annual Summary of Enforcement Activities