Until further notice, CDFW will accept paper notifications for other types of contracts such as control extraction, gravel/sand/rock extraction, routine maintenance and wood harvesting. . © Stoel Rives – California Environmental Law Attorney Advertising Online LSA notifications can be submitted through the Environmental Permit Information Management System (EPIMS), originally introduced in 2018 for cannabis growers. With system upgrades, EPIMS is now available for all standard LSA agreements, not just those related to cannabis cultivation. As part of broader efforts to improve efficiency and remain paperless, the Ministry of Fisheries and Nature (CDFW) will begin accepting electronic notifications for all standard Lake and Streambed Alteration (LSA) agreements on August 1, 2020. CDFW accepts notifications of model agreements regarding its new online information management system for environmental approvals (« EPIMS »). The CDFW will continue to accept paper notifications until August 2020, but all applications received on September 1, 2020 will be processed by EPIMS. The CDFW believes that the use of EPIMS will streamline and make the authorisation process more efficient by providing access wherever the internet is available, for the transmission of additional information, the calculation of authorization fees, electronic signatures, electronic notifications and automated reminders and the tracking of the progress of authorizations by the applicant. For more information about EPIMS or if you need help filling out your online notification, please visit: wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/Environmental-Review/EPIMS. DISCLAIMER: Due to the universality of this update, the information provided in this update may not be applicable in all situations and should not be done without specific legal advice based on specific situations.