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Notice of Written Comment Period for Tentative Settlement Offer NO. R9-2016-0133, On July 22, 2016, the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region (San Diego Water Board) issued an Offer to Participate in Expedited Payment Program No. R9-2016-0133 to the South Orange County Wastewater Authority (SOCWA ) for alleged violations of Order No. R9-2012-0013, Waste Discharge Requirements for the South Orange County Wastewater Authority, Discharge to the Pacific Ocean through the Aliso Creek Ocean Outfall. On August 2, 2016, SOCWA accepted the San Diego Water Board’s Offer to Participate in Expedited Payment Program and waived its right to a hearing. The San Diego Water Board is accepting written comments on Tentative Settlement Offer Order No. R9-2016-0133. Written comments are due by 5:00 p.m. on September 12, 2016. For more information contact Mr. Dat Quach at (619) 521-5899 or Dat.Quach@waterboards.ca.gov

Notice of Written Comment Period for Tentative Settlement Offer NO. R9-2016-0142, On July 22, 2016, the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region (San Diego Water Board) issued an Offer to Participate in Expedited Payment Program No. R9-2016-0142 to the South Orange County Wastewater Authority (SOCWA) for alleged violations of Order No. R9-2012-0012, Waste Discharge Requirements for the South Orange County Wastewater Authority Discharge to the Pacific Ocean through the San Juan Creek Ocean Outfall. On August 8, 2016, SOCWA accepted the San Diego Water Board's Offer to Participate in Expedited Payment Program and waived its right to a hearing. The San Diego Water Board is accepting written comments on Tentative Settlement Offer Order No. R9-2016-0142. Written comments are due by 5:00 p.m. on September 12, 2016. For more information contact Mr. Dat Quach at (619) 521-5899 or Dat.Quach@waterboards.ca.gov.

Administrative Civil Liability Complaint R9-2016-0155 against the City of San Diego. On July 18, 2016 the Assistant Executive Officer issued an ACL Complaint in the amount of $4,614,868 for alleged violations of San Diego Water Board Order No. R9-2007-0001. The San Diego Water Board Prosecution Team alleges that the City failed to implement the construction oversight requirements of Order No. R9-2007-0001. A hearing is tentatively scheduled for October 12, 2016 at the San Diego Water Board offices. For more information contact Rebecca Stewart at 619-516-1977 or Rebecca.Stewart@waterboards.ca.gov. (7/18/2016)

Administrative Civil Liability Complaint No. R9-2016-0092 against KB Home, Settler’s Point/Jackson Ridge residential development, Lakeside CA. On April 22, 2016, the Assistant Executive Officer issued an ACL Complaint in the amount of $875,166 for alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 301 and California Water Code Section 13376. The San Diego Water Board Prosecution Team alleges that beginning in December 2014, KB Home’s construction activity resulted in the unauthorized fill to streams tributary to Los Coches Creek without obtaining a CWA Section 401 water quality certification. A hearing is tentatively scheduled for June 22, 2016 at the San Diego Water Board offices. For more information contact Christopher Means at (619) 521-3365 or Christopher.Means@waterboards.ca.gov. (4/22/2016)

UPDATE: On May 2, 2016, KB Home waived their right to a 90-day hearing. KB Home and the Prosecution Team have jointly proposed revised draft hearing procedures, and a hearing is now tentatively scheduled for August 10, 2016, in the City of Mission Viejo.

Supplemental Environmental Projects and Enhanced Compliance Actions

Responsible parties may satisfy portions of assessed civil liabilities by funding Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) and/or Enhanced Compliance Actions (ECAs) that are acceptable to the San Diego Water Board. For information regarding the process and application materials, please visit http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/sandiego/publications_forms/available_documents/sep.shtml or contact Chiara Clemente at Chiara.Clemente@waterboards.ca.gov.

You may also visit the San Diego Water Board Meeting calendar for information about board meetings, upcoming public hearings, workshops, information items and other items being considered by the San Diego Water Board and associated comment periods.