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The Triennial Review and Basin Plan Amendment Process

Introduction

Section 13240 of the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act and Section 303 (c)(1) of the federal Clean Water Act require a review of basin plans at least once each three-year period to keep pace with changes in regulation, new technologies, policies, and physical changes within the region.

The Regional Water Board is responsible for reviewing the Basin Plan, and is required to: 1) identify those portions of the Basin Plan which are in need of modification or new additions; 2) adopt standards as appropriate; and 3) recognize those portions of the Basin Plan which are appropriate as written. The review includes public hearings to allow the public to identify issues for the Regional Water Board to consider for incorporation into its Basin Plan. After public input is received, the Regional Water Board evaluates if Basin Plan revisions are needed, and develops and adopts by resolution a priority list and schedule for consideration of needed Basin Plan revisions for the next three year period.

The Regional Water Board submits its Triennial Review to the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) for and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for their review.

2014 Triennial Review

The 2014 Triennial Review of the Water Quality Control Plan for the North Coast Region (Basin Plan) was adopted by the Regional Water Board on March 12, 2015

Documents related to the 2014 Triennial Review can be viewed or downloaded (see below).

2011 Triennial Review

The 2011 Triennial Review of the Water Quality Control Plan for the North Coast Region (Basin Plan) was adopted by the Regional Water Board on September 29, 2011.

Documents related to the 2011 Triennial Review can be viewed or downloaded (see below).

Contact Information

For information, comments, or questions concerning the Triennial Review please contact Alydda Mangelsdorf at 707-576-6735, alydda.mangelsdorf@waterboards.ca.gov, or 5550 Skylane Blvd., Suite A, Santa Rosa, CA 95403.

Mailing Lists

We encourage users interested in the Triennial Review and other basin planning issues to subscribe to the Basin Planning email list here.


Updated June 16, 2015