CDFW will continue to accept paper notifications for other types of contracts, including master,” gravel/sand/rock mining, routine maintenance, and wood harvesting. As part of a broader effort to improve efficiency and become paperless, the California Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (CDFW) will begin adopting electronic notifications for all standard lake and streambed alteration (LSA) agreements on August 1, 2020. . DISCLAIMER: Given the overall quality of this update, the information contained in this update may not apply in all situations and should not be implemented without specific legal advice based on certain situations. For more information about EPIMS or if you need help filling out your online notification, please see: wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/Environmental-Review/EPIMS. © Stoel Rives – California Environmental Legislation | Online LSA reports can be filed through the Environmental Permit Information Management System (EPIMS), originally introduced in 2018 for cannabis farmers. With system upgrades, EPIMS is now available for all LSA standard agreements, not just those related to cannabis cultivation. CDFW accepts notifications regarding model agreements for its new Online Environmental Permit Information System (EPIMS). CDFW will continue to accept paper notifications until August 2020, but all applications received on or after September 1, 2020 will be processed through EPIMS. CDFW believes that the use of EPIMS will streamline and make the approval process more efficient by allowing access wherever it is possible to access the Internet, for the transmission of additional information, the calculation of authorization fees, electronic signatures, automated electronic notifications and reminders, as well as the monitoring of the progress of the authorization by the applicant. . . .