Welcome to the State Water Resources Control Board - North Coast california environmental protection agency

Public Notices - Decisions Pending and Opportunities for Public Participation

In keeping with California's commitment to provide meaningful public involvement in governmental decisions, the North Coast Regional Water Board receives public comments on many types of draft documents: Basin Plan amendments, draft permits and enforcement orders, site cleanup plans, California Environmental Quality Act documents, and more. This page contains links to public notices for projects currently in a public comment period. You may also visit the Board Meeting calendar for information about upcoming public hearings, workshops, information items and other items being considered by the North Coast Regional Water Board and associated comment periods.

Public Notices

Public Hearings

Basin Planning

Revised Notice of Public Hearing
to Adopt the revised Proposed Basin Plan Amendment to the
Water Quality Control Plan of the North Coast Region
for the Action Plan for the
Upper Elk River Sediment Total Maximum Daily Load
Resolution No. R1-2016-0017 And Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration 
and
Proposed Order No. R1-2016-0004 Waste Discharge Requirements and General Water Quality Certification
for
Nonpoint Source Discharges and Other Controllable Water Quality Factors Related to
Timber Harvesting and Associated Activities Conducted by Humboldt Redwood Company, LLC
in the
Upper Elk River Watershed, Humboldt County

Total Maximum Daily Loads

Board Meetings

How to Participate

Laws and Regulations Relevant to Current Public Proceedings

  • California Water Code
    The official Water Code on the California Legislative Counsel Website
  • California Health & Safety Code
    The official Health & Safety Code on the California Legislative Counsel Website, which contains provisions relating to underground storage tanks.

The State Water Board also maintains compilations of various laws relevant to different areas of the water boards’ responsibilities. While every effort is made to ensure these compilations are accurate and up-to-date, you should consult the official version of the California Code or the United States Code if in doubt.

California Code of Regulations

  • California Code of Regulations
    The entire California Code of Regulations maintained by the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL)
  • Title 23. Waters
    Title 23 (Waters) of the California Code of Regulations on the OAL Website
    • Amendments to California Code of Regulations, Title 23, Division 3, Chapter 27 (commencing with section 3720) were adopted by the State Water Board on November 16, 2010, approved by the Office of Administrative Law on January 19, 2011, and are effective on February 18, 2011.
    • Final Approved Regulations
    • Final Approved Regulations (Comparison)
  • Title 27. Environmental Protection
    Title 27 (Environmental Protection), Division 2, Subdivision 1 (Consolidated Regulations or Treatment, Storage, Processing or Disposal of Solid Waste) of the California Code of Regulations on the OAL Website
  • Plans and Policies
    Water Quality Control Plans (Basin Plans) and State Policies for Water Quality Control have the legal force and effect of regulation.

The State Water Board also maintains compilations of regulations in different areas of the water boards’ responsibilities. While every effort is made to ensure these compilations are accurate and up-to-date, you should consult the official California Code of Regulations if in doubt.

Laws and Regulations Applicable to the Conduct of Board Meetings and Adjudicative Proceedings

Water Quality Petitions

  • Water Quality Petitions Web Page
    Includes instructions for filing water quality petitions and opportunity to download electronic versions of water quality petitions are now available at the Water Quality Petitions webpage.

Ex Parte Communications

Additional Information