• Compliance & Enforcement:
    • Hugh Marley (213) 620-6375
    • This section includes two units:
      • The Enforcement unit conducts enforcement and coordinates regional enforcement activities.
      • The Storm Water Compliance unit conducts inspection and enforces Storm Water NPDES permits.
    • The programs managed by this section are:
  • Groundwater Permitting and Land Disposal:
    • Section Chief: Rebecca Chou , (213) 576-6618
    • This section includes two programs:
      • Land Disposal:
        Wen Yang
        , (213) 620-2253
      • Groundwater Permitting:
        Eric Wu
        , (213) 576-6683
  • Storm Water Permitting:
    • Section Chief: Ivar Ridgeway (213) 620-2150
    • This program develops Storm Water permits and Storm Water Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) implementation strategies to achieve environmental results.
  • Regional Programs:
  • Site Cleanup: The Site Cleanup Program (SCP) regulates and oversees the investigation and cleanup of unauthorized discharges of pollutants and pollution-impaired sites not overseen by the Underground Tank Program. The primary goal of the SCP is to direct and provide oversight of site investigation and cleanup activities that will result in restoration and/or protection of water quality, human health, and the environment.

    • Section Chief: Arthur Heath, (213) 576-6725.
      • Unit Chief Site Cleanup I: Su Han, (213) 576-6735
      • Unit Chief Site Cleanup II: Jeffrey Hu, (213) 576-6803
      • Unit Chief Site Cleanup III: Thizar Tintut-Williams, (213) 576-6723
      • Unit Chief Site Cleanup IV: Jillian Ly, (213) 576-6664
      • Vacant, Unit Chief Site Cleanup V
  • Underground Storage Tanks:
    • Section Chief: Yue Rong, (213) 576-6710.
      • This section includes three units which focus on the Ventura/Los Angeles coastal area, the Los Angeles River Watershed, and the San Gabriel River Watershed, respectively.
  • Watershed Regulatory:
    • Section Chief: Cris Morris, (213) 576-6616.
      • The Watershed Regulatory Section includes three units which focus on Municipal Permitting, Industrial Permitting, and General Permitting/Special Projects.
  • Cannabis Cultivation: The Water Boards' Cannabis Cultivation Program focuses on water quality protection associated with the cultivation of cannabis on private lands.
  • Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission:
    • The SMBRC is a coalition of environmentalists, government, scientists, business and the public that was formed in 1988 to develop a Santa Monica Bay Restoration Plan. One of the first among 27 National Estuary Programs nationwide, the SMBRC is funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency, the State of California, and the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation. Its mission has been to create a comprehensive plan to ensure the long-term health of Santa Monica Bay, the 266-square-mile body of water located adjacent to the heavily urbanized, second most populous region in the United States.