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Aquatic Animal Invasive Species Control
The Aquatic Animal Invasive Species Control Permit covers the point source discharge of pesticide residues to waters of the U.S. resulting from direct aquatic pesticide applications using pesticides currently registered by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for the control of aquatic animal invasive species.
The Aquatic Animal Invasive Species Control Permit does not apply to vessels covered by the U.S. EPA's NPDES Vessel General Permit for Discharges Incidental to the Normal Operation of Vessels. To learn more about vessel discharges, including the U.S. EPA's Vessel General Permit, please go to the Vessel General Permits/Small Vessel General Permit webpage.
The Aquatic Animal Invasive Control Permit will be expiring in February 2016 and upon reissuance will include the changes described below:
- Addition of copper as an active ingredient.
- Addition of language that delegates the State Water Board's authority to the Executive Director or his/her designee to:
- Add active ingredients that are registered by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for the control of aquatic animal invasive species and corresponding receiving water limitations; and
- Granting a regulatory exception to qualified dischargers from complying with pollutant receiving water limitations pursuant to the California Ocean Plan and/or the Policy for Implementation of Toxics Standards for Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays, and Estuaries of California.
- Water Quality Order 2011-0003-DWQ became effective on 03/01/2011 and expires on 02/29/2016
- Order 2014-0173-DWQ Amending Order 2011-0003-DWQ
- Notice of Intent (NOI) Form (for use with 2011-0003-DWQ) (see Fees below)
- Notice of Termination (NOT) Form (for use with 2011-0003-DWQ)
- List of Enrollees »» Use Order Number "2011-0003-DWQ" to Run Report
- Fee Schedule (NPDES Permit Fees)
- Vector Control - See Section 2200(b)(6) for the permit term fee.
- Other Pesticides Permits - See Category 3 of Section 2200(b)(9) for the base annual fee. Add a 21 percent surcharge for the total annual fee.
Please Note: The California Water Code requires the State Water Board to adjust the fees each fiscal year to conform with the revenue levels set forth in the California Budget Act. Thus, the fees could change every year.
- Any pending Board item is subject to the ex parte communication disclosure requirements of Water Code section 13287. Any communications between interested persons and board members (other than at a noticed board meeting or submitted as a comment letter in compliance with the public notice) must be disclosed by the interested person within seven days of the communication. Sample disclosure forms are available.
Beginning 14 days before scheduled adoption by the Board, ex parte communications between interested persons and board members concerning any Board item are prohibited.
- Water Code Section 13287 Disclosures
Notice of Intents (NOI), Pesticide Application Plans (PAP), and Notice of Terminations (NOT)
|Applicant/Discharger||Notice of Intent (NOI) / Pesticide Application Plan (PAP)||Comments Due / Received||Revised Pesticide Application Plan (PAP)||Notice of Termination (NOT)|
|Metropolitan Water District of Southern California||NOI & APAP||11/21/14|
|United Water Conservation District||NOI & APAP||11/28/16|
- Gil Vazquez
- Russell Norman
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