- State & Regional Water Boards
- Decisions Pending and Opportunities for Public Participation
Current Enforcement Actions
Expedited Payment Program - The Central Coast Water Board Enforcement Unit has issued a conditional offer to participate in the Central Coast Water Board’s Expedited Payment Program for the following bulleted parties to settle violations subject to mandatory minimum penalties pursuant to California Water Code sections 13385(h) and (i), and sections 13399.33(c) and (d). The listed recipients have agreed to pay the penalties proposed by the Assistant Executive Officer, pending public comment and subject to approval by the Central Coast Water Board or its Executive Officer.
- None at this time.
H.D. and Carol M. Perrett – On December 15, 2016, the Central Coast Water Board Assistant Executive Officer and H.D. and Carol M. Perrett (Perretts) agreed to settle the alleged violation of the Conditional Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges from Irrigated Lands, Order No. R3-2012-0011 as modified by Order No. WQ-2013-0101 (Agricultural Order) for $35,340. Tentative Settlement Agreement and Stipulation for Entry of Administrative Civil Liability Order No. R3-2016-0005 (Order) is hereby published on December 15, 2016, for public comment through January 16, 2017. The tentative Order alleges that the Perretts violated the Agricultural Order when they failed to enroll eight parcels comprising 1,827 irrigated acres by September 2, 2015. The tentative Order allows the Perretts to pay $17,670 of the total liability to the Central Coast Ambient Monitoring Program – Groundwater Assessment and Protection program (CCAMP-GAP) as a Supplemental Environmental Project, which will result in ground water monitoring to characterize water quality in the Central Coast region with focus on providing the public with information about the safety of their drinking water, and providing drinking water for disadvantaged communities. The tentative Order requires the Perretts to pay the remaining $17,670 of the total liability to the State Water Board Cleanup and Abatement Account, which provides grants to clean up pollution in cases where no viable responsible party is available, or for habitat restoration, studies, monitoring, and planning activities. If comments or information received during this public comment period do not reasonably affect the proposed settlement, the Assistant Executive Officer will present the Order to the Central Coast Water Board or its Executive Officer for adoption. The public may submit written comments to: Central Coast Water Board, Attn: Thea Tryon, 895 Aerovista Place, Suite 101, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, or may email comments to Thea.Tryon@waterboards.ca.gov.
South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Enforcement Action (select this link to see a dedicated web page) [Updated 10/21/16 for issuance of final order]
Greka Oil & Gas, Inc. - On May 13, 2010, the Central Coast Water Board adopted Stipulated Administrative Civil Liability Order No. R3-2010-0034 imposing a $1.2 million penalty on Greka to settle allegations that Greka violated cleanup requirements applying to petroleum-impacted waste materials stored throughout its facilities in Santa Barbara County. The Water Board issued a news release on May 19, 2010.
Greka Oil & Gas, Inc. - July 10, 2009 Resolution No. R3-2009-0054 requesting that the Attorney General seek civil enforcement against Greka for alleged waste discharges (e.g., crude oil, produced water, residuary products of petroleum) to state and federal waters
Authorized Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEP), Enhanced Compliance Actions (ECA), and Compliance Projects (CP) - Penalty Project Report
The Penalty Project Report allows the public to search for a list of enforcement actions associated with a SEP, ECA, and/or a CP, by specifying search criteria to obtain information on projects, including the monetary amount and status. Please use this glossary to obtain definitions of the program acronyms listed on the search criteria page.
Administrative Civil Liabilities
The Fact Sheet describes the process that Water Boards follow in imposing administrative civil liabilities.
Water Code sections 13225(k) and 13323(e) Report
The Regional Water Boards are posting, on a quarterly interval, information related to all enforcement activities that are recorded in their data system. In addition, for administrative civil liability actions, they are providing information related to the initial assessment of the civil liability, the final assessment of civil liability and whether a hearing was waived. The following reports provide this information for the previous three years.
- Enforcement Actions Summary for the 4th Quarter of 2013
- Enforcement Actions Summary for the 1st Quarter of 2014
- Enforcement Actions Summary for the 2nd Quarter of 2014
- Enforcement Actions Summary for the 3rd Quarter of 2014
- Enforcement Actions Summary for the 4th Quarter of 2014
- Enforcement Actions Summary for the 1st Quarter of 2015
- Enforcement Actions Summary for the 2nd Quarter of 2015
- Enforcement Actions Summary for the 3rd Quarter of 2015
- Enforcement Actions Summary for the 4th Quarter of 2015
- Enforcement Actions Summary for the 1st Quarter of 2016
- Enforcement Actions Summary for the 2nd Quarter of 2016
- Enforcement Actions Summary for the 3rd Quarter of 2016
In addition to the summary information provided by these quarterly reports, access to enforcement information on a real-time basis is available to the public. This information can be accessed from the California Integrated Water Quality System (CIWQS) Public Reports page on the State Water Resources Control Board's Internet website.
Regular Water Board Agenda Reports
To view Enforcement Reports provided in the Central Coast Water Board's regular agendas, please go to the Board Meetings web page, select the year of interest and then the meeting agenda. Once viewing the agenda, select the item titled Enforcement Report.