San Diego Region - Active Administrative Civil Liability Complaints
Notice of Written Comment Period for Tentative Settlement Offer No. R9-2016-0003. On March 14, 2016, the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region (San Diego Water Board) issued Offer to Participate in Expedited Payment Program No. R9-2016-0003 to BAE Systems, San Diego Ship Repair, Inc. for alleged violations of Order No. R9-2009-0080, Waste Discharge Requirements for BAE Systems, San Diego Ship Repair, Inc., Discharge to San Diego Bay, San Diego County. On March 29, 2016, BAE Systems, San Diego Ship Repair, Inc. accepted the San Diego Water Board's offer to participate in the 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. R9-2016-0022. Written comments are due by 5:00 p.m. on June 2, 2016. For more information contact Mr. Dat Quach at (619) 521-5899 or Dat.Quach@waterboards.ca.gov.
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.
- ACL Transmittal Letter (04/22/2016)
- ACL Complaint R9-2016-0092 (04/22/2016)
- Technical Analysis (04/22/2016)
- Technical Analysis Appendices (04/22/2016)
- Proposed Hearing Procedures (04/22/2016)
- ACL Fact Sheet
- Press Release (04/22/2016)
- Signed Waiver Form (05/02/2016)
- Revised Draft Hearing Procedures (05/13/2016)
Administrative Civil Liability Complaint No. R9-2015-0110, San Altos-Lemon Grove, LLC, Valencia Hills Construction Site, Lemon Grove, CA. On October 19, 2015, the Assistant Executive Officer issued the $848,374 ACL Complaint for alleged violations of the statewide Construction Storm Water Permit. A hearing was held on March 9, 2016, at the San Diego Water Board Office. For more information contact Frank Melbourn at (619) 521-3372 or Frank.Melbourn@waterboards.ca.gov. (Updated 03/18/2016)
- Press Release
- Signed Waiver of Public Hearing Form (10/23/2015)
- Documents for Board Consideration at March 9, 2016 Hearing
Documents developed after March 9, 2016 Hearing
- Board Chair's Requirement for Revised Technical Analysis (03/11/2016)
- Prosecution Team Submittal of Revised Technical Analysis (03/18/2016)
- San Altos-Lemon Grove, LLC Response to Revised Technical Analysis (03/30/2016)
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.