Central Coast Region – Basin Plan
The Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coast Region (Basin Plan) is the Board's master water quality control planning document. It designates beneficial uses and water quality objectives for waters of the State, including surface waters and groundwater. It also includes programs of implementation to achieve water quality objectives.
Periodically, the Water Board considers amendments to the Basin Plan. Each amendment is subject to an extensive public review process. At a public hearing, the Water Board may act to adopt the amendment. Adopted amendments are subject to approval by State Board, the Office of Administrative Law and, in most cases, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA).
Basin planning priorities are identified during the Triennial Review of the Basin Plan.
The most recent Triennial Review occurred in July 2009.
On July 10, 2009 the Board approved the current Priority List of issues to be evaluated for future Basin Plan amendments.
- Basin Plan - PDF Version
- Basin Plan 2011
- Basin Plan Appendix 2011
- Note about the 2011 Basin Plan edition
- Basin Plan Information Tools
- Basin Planning-Related Items
- Basin Plan References
- Basin Plan Links
- Basin Plan Amendments
California Code of Regulations (CCR) | California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) guidelines | California Water Code | Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) | Federal Clean Water Act (CWA) | Office of Administrative Law | Porter-Cologne
California Rangeland Water Quality Management Plan | Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program | Salinas River Watershed Management Action Plan | Water Quality Protection Program for Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Completed Basin Plan Amendments
- TMDL – see to view approved TMDLs
Draft Basin Plan Amendments
- TMDL – Draft TMDLs
Amending the Water Quality Control Plan Revising Onsite Wastewater System Criteria - Forwarded to SWRCB and Office of Administrative Law for Final Adoption, June 2008
Resolution No. R3-2008-0005 | Attachment A | Attachment B | Attachment C | Attachment D