Triennial Reviews - In Progress
To meet requirements of the Federal Clean Water Act and section 303(c) and Water Code section 13240, the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Water Board) reviews the water quality standards contained in the Water Quality Control Plan for the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River Basins and in the Water Quality Control Plan for the Tulare Lake Basin (Basin Plans) every three years. The Triennial Review consists of solicitation for comments on water quality issues in the Central Valley that may need to be addressed through basin plan amendments and preparing a work plan for each Basin Plan which describes the actions the Regional Water Board may take over the next three years to investigate and respond to the issues. The solicitation includes holding public workshops to receive verbal comments. After public input is received, the Regional Water Board develops and adopts by resolution a priority list of potential issues that may result in basin plan amendments. The priority list is used to direct basin planning efforts over the next three years. Implementation of the work plan depends upon the Regional Water Board's program priorities, resources, and other mandates and commitments. Crucial to successful implementation of the actions is adequate support of the Regional Water Board's Basin Plan activities.
For the 2018 Triennial Review, the Regional Water Board will conduct the review of both Basin Plans concurrently. For more information, contact Betty Yee at (916) 464-4643 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Walter Plachta at (559) 445-5576 or email@example.com.
- On 16 August 2017 in Fresno and 23 August 2017 in Rancho Cordova, Central Valley Water Board staff will hold public workshops to discuss the 2018 Triennial Review of both Basin Plans and to receive public comments.
- Revised Notice of Public Workshop
- Supplemental Information
- Workshop Comments:
- Dennis Fox
- Federated Indians of the Graton Rancheria
- Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District
- North Eastern California Water Association
- Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations & Institute for Fisheries Resources, Save California's Salmon and California Sportfishing Protection Alliance
- Central Valley Clean Water Association
- Kaweah Basin Water Quality Association and Kern River
- Modesto Irrigation District
- Attachment: Verhille CE, English KK, Cocherell DE, Farrell AP, Fangue NA (2016) High thermal tolerance of a rainbow trout population near its southern range limit suggests local thermal adjustment. adjustment. Conserv Physiol 4(1): cow057; doi:10.1093/conphys/cow057.
- San Joaquin Tributary Authority
- Turlock Irrigation District
- United States Environmental Protection Agency-Water Quality Assessment Section
- Tuolumne Me-Wuk Tribal Council
- National Marine Fisheries Service
- Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians
- Elem Indian Colony
- The Robinson Rancheria Environmental Center
- United States Environmental Protection Agency-Superfund
- California Independent Petroleum Association
- Pit River Tribe
- Elem Indian Colony - In regards to comment letter from United States Environmental Protection Agency - Superfund