Welcome to the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board Welcome to the California Environmental Protection Agency
Governor's Website
My Water Quality
Performance Report

Central Coast Region – Basin Plan

The Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal 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. 

Basin Plan

The current Basin Plan consists of the 2011 Basin Plan edition and all amendments fully-approved after June 2011 as listed below:

Basin Plan amendments approved and in effect (approved by Office of Administrative Law) since June 2011:

Note about the 2011 Basin Plan edition

Basin Plan Amendments Not Yet in Effect

Basin Plan amendments do not become effective until sequentially approved by the Regional Water Board, the State Water Board, and the California Office of Administrative Law. Amendments containing new or revised water quality standards also require the approval of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Basin Plan Amendments Approved by the Central Coast Regional Water Board:

Triennial Review

The California Water Code and the Clean Water Act and require Basin Plans to be reviewed and updated periodically (at a minimum every three years).

Go to the Central Coast Basin Plan Triennial Review Process page.

Information Tools and Links