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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. Staff would appreciate submission of comments by April 15, 2015, but will accept comments submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 20, 2015.

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 May 13, 2015 public hearing. Written public comments on the proposed Conditional Waiver will be accepted until April 17, 2015.


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. Written comments or objections to this action must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 1, 2015.

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. Written comments or objections to this action must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 3, 2015.

Reissuance of an NPDES Permit is being considered for the East Bay Municipal Utility District, Special District No. 1, Main Wastewater Treatment Plant and Interceptor System, in Alameda County. The San Francisco Bay Water Board will consider this item at its May 13, 2015, meeting. Note that an earlier notice of this proposed action appeared in the Alameda Times-Star with an incorrect comment deadline. Below is an updated notice with the correct deadline. Written comments or objections to this matter must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 13, 2015.

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. Written comments or objections to this action must be submitted no later than April 20, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

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. Written comments or objections to this action must be submitted no later than April 13, 2015 by 5:00.pm.