A proposed Tentative Order is being considered for the former Glovatorium, Inc. property located in Oakland, Alameda County. The Order (Site Cleanup Requirements) would require completion of the remedial investigation and preparation of a remedial action plan. Following the comment period ending June 30, 2015, Regional Water Board staff will consider comments received and determine whether the Order should be issued administratively by the Executive Officer or adopted by the Regional Water Board following a public hearing. The hearing was continued to a future date to be determined.
A proposed tentative NPDES general permit is being considered for new and existing discharges of treated filter backwash from filter facilities to inland surface waters in the San Francisco Bay Region. This tentative NPDES general permit replaces an earlier draft permit that was noticed on September 8, 2015, for public comment. The San Francisco Water Board will consider the tentative permit at its March 9, 2016, meeting. The comment period is closed.
A Cleanup and Abatement Order has been issued for Point Buckler LLC, Point Buckler Island, Solano County. The Order would require the discharger to undertake corrective action to clean up and abate the effects of unauthorized levee construction activities on Point Buckler Island.
An NPDES Permit is being considered for The Exploratorium Heating and Cooling System and Fog Bridge Desalination System, San Francisco. The permit would regulate the discharge of non-contact heating and cooling water, reverse osmosis concentrate, and filter backwash to Central San Francisco Bay. The San Francisco Bay Water Board will consider this item at its February 10, 2016, meeting. The comment period is closed.
A draft NPDES Permit (Tentative Order) and draft Cease and Desist Order Amendment has been prepared for the City of Calistoga, Dunaweal Wastewater Treatment Plant at 1100 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga, Napa County, for discharge of treated wastewater to the Napa River. The draft permit would continue to authorize discharges of tertiary-treated and secondary-treated wastewater to the Napa River during wet weather. The draft Cease and Desist Order Amendment would extend current requirements to a new discharge point and add tasks and deadlines to reduce chrodibromomethane and dichlorobromomethane discharge concentrations. The San Francisco Bay Water Board will consider this item at its March 9, 2016, meeting. The comment period is now closed.
A Tentative Order is proposed to amend Site Cleanup Requirements (SCR) Order No. R2-2014-0042 for the property located at 1705 Contra Costa Boulevard in Pleasant Hill, Contra Costa County. The Tentative Order would require completion of the remedial investigation to define the extent of pollution in groundwater and soil vapor, complete onsite and offsite vapor intrustion studies, and to conduct interim remedial actions, as necessary, to protect public health and the environment. The comment period is now closed. Regional Water Board staff is reviewing the comments received. The current plan is to issue the Tentative Order administratively by our Executive Officer to the named dischargers.
A draft NPDES monitoring program (Tentative Order) for municipal wastewater treatment facilities that discharge to the San Francisco Bay and its tributaries proposes to allow for reduction in discharge monitoring of organic priority pollutants and chronic toxicity sensitive species re-screening. Permittees’ cost savings from the reduced monitoring would go to fund additional studies that would not otherwise be conducted by the San Francisco Estuary Regional Monitoring Program were it not for the funds from the avoided costs. The San Francisco Bay Water Board will consider this item at its March 9, 2016, meeting. The comment period is now closed.
A Waste Discharge Requirements Permit is being considered for Zanker Road Resource Management, Zanker Materials Processing Facility, San Jose, Santa Clara County. The Order would upgrade groundwater, surface water, and leachate monitoring programs and establish new requirements and time schedules. The Board will consider this item at its March 9, 2016, meeting. Written comments must be submitted before February 15, 2016.
A Waste Discharge Requirements Permit is being considered for USS POSCO Industries, 900 Loveridge Road, Pittsburg, Contra Costa County. The Order would Rescind Waste Discharge Requirements Order No. R2-2000-0044 since all required tasks within that Order have been completed, and DTSC maintains lead agency status on the site. The San Francisco Bay Water Board will consider this item at its April 13, 2016 meeting. Written comments or objections to this action must be submitted no later than March 11, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.