Step 3: Send the completed notification form with all the necessary documents on paper and with the correct notification fee to the regional or local branch of CDFW that serves the area in which the project will take place. *Please note that “each river, stream or lake” includes those that are episodic (they are dry for periods) as well as those that are multi-year (they circulate throughout the year). These include ephemeral streams, enemas in the desert, and streams with an underground current. It may also apply to work carried out within the flood plan of a body of water. The application for authorization is regulated in a 4-way: to notify the CDFW of any of the activities described above, you must complete the following authorization process: Fish and Game Code Section 1602 requires any entity (defined as a person, government or local authority, or utility company) to notify the California Department of Fisheries and Nature (CDFW), Before starting an activity that triggers one or more of the following actions: Step 1: Fill out the LSA (Notification of Lake or Streambed Alteration) form. Step 2: Determine the notification fee that will be sent with the completed notification form….