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Consideration of Waste Discharge Requirements and Water Quality Certification for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District (Corps) federal navigation channel maintenance dredging program in the San Francisco Bay Area, and for disposal and beneficial reuse of dredged material created by these activities for a five-year period (2015 – 2019). The 30-day public comment period for the Tentative Orders will begin on March 20, 2015. The comment period is closed.

Renewal of the Conditional Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements (Conditional Waiver) for existing dairies located within the region is being considered. The proposed Conditional Waiver and Public Notice are available below.  The Water Board will consider adoption of the Conditional Waiver during a June 10, 2015 public hearing. The comment period is closed.


An NPDES Permit is being considered for Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District, San Rafael, Marin County. The Order would reissue NPDES Permit No. CA0037851 and rescind Cease and Desist Order No. R2-2009-0071. The San Francisco Bay Water Board will consider this item at its 05/13/2015 meeting. The comment period is closed.

Water Board staff has prepared a draft NPDES general permit for new and existing discharges of wastewaters from aggregate mining, marine sand washing, and sand offloading operations in the San Francisco Bay Region. The San Francisco Water Board will consider this item at its July 8, 2015, meeting. The comment period is closed.

A Waste Discharge Requirements Permit is being considered for Tomales Village Community Services District Wastewater Treatment Plant, Tomales, Marin County. The Order would prescribe updated waste discharge requirements to reflect the system currently in place and rescind Board Order No. 86-086. The San Francisco Bay Water Board will consider this item at its May 13, 2015 meeting. The comment period is closed.

A Tentative Cease and Desist Order is being considered for Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District. The order would require the Sonoma County Valley County Sanitation District to cease and desist from discharging in violation of its NPDES permit and The Statewide General Waste Discharge Requirements for Sanitary Sewer Systems. The San Francisco Bay Water Board will consider this item at its June 10, 2015 meeting. Staff is considering the comment received. The comment is posted at the link below. The comment period is closed.

A General Waste Discharge Requirements Permit is being considered for Projects under the Voluntary Habitat Restoration Program administered by the Alameda County Resource Conservation District in Alameda County. This General Order would allow wildlife and habitat restoration for certain agricultural activities that are exempt under CWA Section 404(f). Dischargers must be a participant in the Alameda RCD’s Voluntary Habitat Restoration Program to be eligible for coverage under this GWDR. The San Francisco Bay Water Board will consider this item at its May 13, 2015 meeting. The comment period is closed.

The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board has prepared a draft NPDES permit (tentative order) for the Town of Yountville at 7501 Solano Avenue, Yountville, Napa County for discharge of treated wastewater to the Napa River. The Regional Water Board will hear comments on the tentative order during a meeting starting at 9:00 a.m. on June 10, 2015, in the auditorium of the Elihu Harris Building, 1515 Clay Street, Oakland. The comment period is closed.

A Waste Discharge Requirements Permit Amendment is being considered for Chevron Chemical Company Pond Site, Richmond, Contra Costa County. The Order would update the Waste Discharge Requirements for the Pond Site and require the Discharger to review and optimize the groundwater monitoring program for both the Plant and Pond Sites. The San Francisco Bay Water Board will consider this item at its June 10, 2015 meeting. The comment period is closed.

A Proposed Tentative Order is being considered for Department of the Navy, Former Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Solano County. The Order would rescind Waste Discharge Requirements Order No. 87-170. The San Francisco Bay Water Board will consider this item at its June 10, 2015 meeting. The comment period is closed.
A Tentative Cleanup & Abatement Order Amendment is being considered for United Technologies Corporation UTC-San Jose, San Jose, Santa Clara County. The amended Order would reflect the recent change in boundary of the property covered by the 2012 SCR. The comment period is closed.

An NPDES Permit is being considered for Novato Sannitary District, Novato, Marin County. The Order would reissue NPDES Permit No. CA0037958 and rescind Cease and Desist Order No. R2-2010-0075. The San Francisco Bay Water Board will consider this item at its July 8, 2015 meeting. Written comments or objections to this action must be submitted no later than June 1, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.

A tentative rescission order is being considered for San Francisco Public Utilities Commission for its drinking water transmission system in Contra Costa, Alameda and Santa Clara Counties. The tentative order would rescind the discharger's current permit, to be replaced by the Statewide general permit. Written comments to this action must be submitted no later than June 4, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.

An NPDES permit is being considered for Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company, Tesoro Martinez Refinery, Martinez, Contra Costa County. The permit would regulate the discharge of treated wastewater and stormwater to Suisun Bay. The San Francisco Bay Water Board will consider this item at its July 8, 2015 meeting. Written comments to this action must be submitted no later than June 8, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.

Reissuance of an NPDES Permit is being considered for the 76 Phase 1 stormwater discharges. The San Francisco Bay Water Board will hold two public workshop hearings, June 10, 2015 and July 8, 2015, to receive oral testimony on the Draft Permit. In addition, there will be a written public comment period on the Draft MRP. Written public comments are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 10, 2015. Below are the Public Notice and the Draft Permit.