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NEW - Extension of public comment period

The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board has received several requests to extend the comment period on the draft General WDRs for Vineyard Properties in the Napa River and Sonoma creek watersheds (Permit) due to timing conflicts associated with the fall harvest.

The period for review and submittal of written comments on the draft Permit is therefore extended until Monday, December 12, 2016.

The period for review and submittal of written comments on the draft environmental impact report (EIR), which evaluates potential impacts of actions that could be taken to comply with the proposed Permit, is extended until Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

Written comments on the draft EIR can be submitted through close of business (5 PM) September 14 by email to mnapolitano@waterboards.ca.gov or by mail to:

Mike Napolitano
San Francisco Bay Water Quality Board
1515 Clay Street, 14th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

Written comments on the draft Permit can submitted through close of business (5 PM) December 12 by email or mail at the addresses indicated above.

Please direct any questions to Mike Napolitano at 510-622-2397.

Program News - July 2016

The Water Board is accepting comments on proposed General Waste Discharge Requirements for Vineyard Properties located in the Napa River and Sonoma Creek watersheds (WDRs) and related draft an environmental impact report (EIR) through close of business, August 29, 2016.

Links to the public notice, proposed General WDRs, its attachments, and draft EIR  are provided below:

Save the Date Announcement
The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board is planning an informational workshop to answer questions on proposed draft waste discharge requirements for vineyard properties located in the Napa River and Sonoma Creek watersheds. Workshop information is as follows:

Date:   July 26, 2016
Time:   6:30 - 8:30 PM
Location:   Napa County Main Library
    (community meeting room)
    580 Coombs Street
    Napa, CA

Please save the date and feel free to circulate this announcement to other interested parties.

Proposed General WDRs for Vineyard Discharges


Water Board staff is currently developing General Waste Discharge Requirements (General WDRs) for vineyard discharges as well as developing an associated environmental impact report under the California Environmental Quality Act.

The Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report to evaluate potential impacts of proposed General WDRs:

The comment period on the Notice of Preparation, the Initial Study, and the proposed Environmental Impact Report (EIR) scope closed on August 6, 2014. The following comments were received on the Notice of Preparation and the proposed EIR scope:


For More Information Contact:


Jim Ponton
Email: james.ponton@waterboards.ca.gov
Phone: (510) 622-2492