STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD
WORKSHOP SESSION - DIVISION OF CLEAN WATER PROGRAMS
MAY 3, 2000
CONSIDERATION OF A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTIVE OFFICER TO EXECUTE AN INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT (IA) WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL (DTSC) FOR THE STATE AND REGIONAL WATER BOARDS TO PROVIDE REGULATORY OVERSIGHT OF SITE REMEDIATION AT UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DoD) FACILITIES
The Regional Water Quality Control Boards (RWQCBs) and the DTSC have been overseeing cleanup at DoD facilities for several years. The DTSC is the sole recipient of funding through a two-year DoD Cooperative Agreement to support cleanup oversight. The DTSC provides DoD funding to the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) through an IA.
RWQCBs oversee cleanup at approximately 100 DoD facilities related to the DoD Cooperative Agreement. RWQCBs are the lead agencies for oversight of petroleum cleanups at all DoD facilities. During Fiscal Year (FY) 1997-98, in order to reduce regulatory overlap, either DTSC or a RWQCB was identified as the lead oversight agency for non-petroleum cleanup. RWQCBs are lead agencies at 42 facilities.
According to a 1998 DoD Report to Congress, responses, such as investigations, interim actions, design, cleanup, and long-term monitoring, have been completed at 40% of California’s sites (1,515 of 3,789). Responses are underway on the majority of the remaining sites.
The DTSC and the SWRCB staff are negotiating an IA for FYs 2000-01 and 2001-02 to continue funding from DoD for RWQCB cleanup oversight at military facilities. The oversight by the RWQCBs is to ensure water quality concerns are addressed in response actions at military facilities.
Should the SWRCB continue to be a party to an Interagency Agreement as a mechanism to fund oversight of cleanups at DoD facilities that are under the DoD Cooperative Agreement?
Currently, the SWRCB has $4.255 million identified in the SWRCB's FY 2000-01 budget. It is anticipated that each of the FY 2000-01 and FY 2001-02 budgets will be close to the $4.255 million identified in the SWRCB’s FY 2000-01 budget.
REGIONAL BOARD IMPACT
Yes, all RWQCBs.
That the SWRCB authorize the Executive Director, or his designee, to execute an IA.
DRAFT April 24, 2000
STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD
AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO EXECUTE AN INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT (IA) WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL (DTSC) FOR THE STATE AND REGIONAL WATER BOARDS TO PROVIDE REGULATORY OVERSIGHT OF SITE REMEDIATION AT UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DoD) FACILITIES
1. The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) has been funded previously through Cooperative Agreements by DoD and has actively participated in the DoD Environmental Restoration Program.
2. Cal/EPA designated DTSC to be the sole recipient of funding through DoD Cooperative Agreements.
3. The SWRCB and DTSC have agreed to split lead responsibility at DoD facilities in order to reduce duplication of cleanup oversight.
4. DTSC will provide DoD funding to the SWRCB through an IA to ensure water quality concerns are addressed in response actions at military facilities.
5. Approval of this IA will ensure that there will be coordinated State agency oversight of the DoD facility cleanup activities, including those activities at closing facilities.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:
The State Water Resources Control Board authorizes the Executive Director to execute an approximately $8.5 million, two-year IA with DTSC for oversight of the cleanup of military facilities during Fiscal Years 2000-01 and 2001-02.
The undersigned, Administrative Assistant to the Board, does hereby certify that the foregoing is a full, true, and correct copy of a resolution duly and regularly adopted at the meeting of the State Water Resources Control Board held on May 18, 2000.
Administrative Assistant to the Board