In the second Table, under the “Enforcement” heading “Mandatory Minimum Penalty Violations Not Addressed Within 18 Months of Discovery”, the Target FY 12-13 metric was 0, and the Central Valley did not address 261 MMPs. Of those 261, 27 are for cases in the Sacramento office; 88 in Fresno; and 146 in Redding.
For Sacramento, staff will issue enforcement actions for 16 of the 27 listed MMP violations by September 10th. Another five MMPs have been referred to the Attorney General’s office. For the six remaining MMPs, the RP wants to apply their penalty toward a Compliance Project and staff is still waiting for appropriate information from the County.
In Fresno, 83 of the 88 listed MMP violations will be addressed by the end of September. The remaining five will be addressed by the end of the calendar year. For Redding, 118 of their 146 unaddressed MMPs are for a single project in a small economically-disadvantaged community and the MMPs will be covered by a Compliance Project. Regardless, all of the MMPs will be linked to formal enforcement actions by the end of September 2013.
Table 1 – NPDES Major Individual Permits Issued, Revised, and Renewed (Actual 7; Target 9) – Two permits were delayed because additional research was required, including consultation with the Department of Public Health
Table 1 – NPDES Stormwater Construction Inspections (Actual 345; Target 450) – Target was not met due to staff being redirected to enforcement activities and to industrial stormwater inspections.
Table 2 – UST Sites Project Closed (Actual 116; Target 120) – Destruction of monitoring wells are required prior to closure. Currently over 40 monitoring wells sites are awaiting destruction but have not been completed.
TMDL and Pollutant Water Body Combinations
The target TMDL scheduled for FY 12/13 was the Pesticide TMDL dealing with diazinon and chlorpyrifos and potential replacement pesticides in the Sacramento and San Joaquin River watersheds. In response to public comments received, a fairly substantial change was made in the approach to addressing these pesticide issues. Essentially the same water quality objectives and implementation plan are now proposed, but only as a basin plan amendment and not as a TMDL. The documents are being redrafted and will need to undergo further public review and comment. The basin plan amendments regarding pesticides should be brought to the Board at the December 2013 or February 2014 Board meeting for consideration of adoption. The pollutant / water body combinations were to be addressed by the pesticide TMDL, and will instead be addressed by the basin plan amendment.