Draft California 2014 Integrated Report (303(d) List/305(b) Report)

Supporting Information

Regional Board 4 - Los Angeles Region

Water Body Name: Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
Water Body ID: CAR4032100019990203101738
Water Body Type: River & Stream
 
DECISION ID
32846
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Ammonia
Final Listing Decision: Delist from 303(d) list (being addressed by USEPA approved TMDL)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: List on 303(d) list (being addressed by USEPA approved TMDL)(2012)
Revision Status Revised
Reason for Delisting: Applicable WQS attained; due to restoration activities
TMDL Name: Santa Clara River Nitrogen (32)
TMDL Project Code: 227
Date TMDL Approved by USEPA: 03/18/2004
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 4.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 4.1 a single line of evidence are necessary to assess listing status.

2 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess pollutant.
0 of the 0 sample exceeded the CRITERION.
1 of the 20 samples exceeded the CRITERION.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification for removing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. Additional data was provided by the County of Ventura, Cities of Fillmore and Santa Paula in 2015 and was evaluated. 1 of 40 samples exceeded the CRITERIA and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 4.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to SECTION 4.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should be removed from the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards for the pollutant are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 32846, Ammonia
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88355
 
Pollutant: Nitrogen, ammonia (Total Ammonia)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Ammonia as N, Total.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Surface water shall not contain concentrations of chemical constituents in amounts that adversely affect any designated beneficial use.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia Freshwater (USEPA 2013): the 30-day rolling average concentration (criterion continuous concentration or CCC) of total ammonia nitrogen(in mg TAN/L) in freshwater are not to be exceeded more than once every three years on average. The CCC values are based on pH and temperature. The CCC formula is found on page 46 and the table of CCC values is on page 49.
Guideline Reference: Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia - Freshwater 2013
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 32846, Ammonia
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 2096
 
Pollutant: Ammonia
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Not Specified
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Unspecified--This LOE is a placeholder to support a 303(d) listing decision made prior to 2006.
Data Reference: Placeholder reference 2006 303(d)
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion:
Objective/Criterion Reference:
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation:
Temporal Representation:
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: QA Info Missing
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 32846, Ammonia
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88800
 
Pollutant: Nitrogen, ammonia (Total Ammonia)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 18
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: One of the eighteen samples exceeded the objective for ammonia. Twelve of the samples had corresponding field pH and temperature data to calculate the ammonia objective of which one exceeded the ammonia objective. The other six samples were assessed using lab pH data and temperature presumed to be at 30 degrees Celsius, at which the ammonia objective is most conservative calculation for a given pH value.
Data Reference: Data for Various Pollutants in Ventura County, 2006-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Plan 30-day objective for ammonia is a function of pH, temperature, and the presence of early life stages. The objective is applied presuming early life stages are present.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected at the Santa Clara River at Freeman Diversion at site ME-SCR.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected from December 2006 to June 2009. Each sample represented its own 30-day period. Sampling was conducted so that four wet weather samples and two dry weather samples were collected every year.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Samples were collected by the Ventura Countywide NPDES Stormwater Monitoring Program.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
 
DECISION ID
33967
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Total Dissolved Solids
Final Listing Decision: Do Not Delist from 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not Delist from 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2012)
Revision Status Revised
Sources: Source Unknown
Expected TMDL Completion Date: 2015
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for removal from the CWA section 303(d) List under section 4.2 of the Listing Policy. Under this section a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

2 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
53 of the 215 samples exceed the OBJECTIVE.
0 of the 2 samples exceed the OBJECTIVE.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against removing this water segment-pollutant combination from the CWA section 303(d) List.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 53 of 215 samples exceeded the OBJECTIVE and this exceeds the allowable frequency listed in Table 4.2 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 4.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be removed from the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards for the pollutant are being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 33967, Total Dissolved Solids
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 30240
 
Pollutant: Total Dissolved Solids
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Agricultural Supply
 
Number of Samples: 24
Number of Exceedances: 2
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Two of 24 samples exceeded the water quality objective from the Basin Plan for the Coastal Watersheds of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.
Data Reference: Monitoring Reports, containing Data for Physical, Water Quality, Biological Constituents, for the Storm Water Management/Urban Runoff Discharges for Ventura County Flood Control District, County of Ventura, and the cities of Ventura County NPDES Permit No. CAS004002.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Basin Plan lists specific water quality criterion of 1300 mg/L for total dissolved solids (TDS) for Santa Clara River Reach 3.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Ventura County Watershed Protect District conducted receiving water monitoring at the mass emission station, ME-SCR located at the Freeman Diversion.
Temporal Representation: Grab samples were taken during wet- and dry-weather events about six times a year from 2000 to 2006.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data collected for compliance with MS4.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Monitoring and reporting program No. CI 7388 for Storm Water Management/Urban Runoff Discharges for Ventura County Flood Control District, County of Ventura, and the cities of Ventura County NPDES Permit No. CAS004002
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 33967, Total Dissolved Solids
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 30241
 
Pollutant: Total Dissolved Solids
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Agricultural Supply
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Zero of one sample exceeded the water quality objective from the Basin Plan for the Coastal Watersheds of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program data for all watersheds in the Los Angeles Region 2001-2005.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Basin Plan lists specific water quality criterion of 1300 mg/L for total dissolved solids (TDS) for Santa Clara River Reach 3.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: One monitoring station: 403STC082
Temporal Representation: Grab sample taken on 2/24/2003
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data collected for compliance with SWAMP.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 33967, Total Dissolved Solids
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 7874
 
Pollutant: Total Dissolved Solids
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Agricultural Supply
 
Number of Samples: 51
Number of Exceedances: 13
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: 13 of 51 samples exceed Basin Plan objectives. Semi-annual ambient water quality samples for TDS were taken in compliance with the Santa Paula Water Reclamation Facility NDPES permit monitoring requirements.
Data Reference: NPDES receiving water monitoring reports for Santa Paula Water Reclamation Facility (NPDES No. CA0054224).
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Basin Plan lists specific water quality criterion of 1300 mg/L for total dissolved solids (TDS) for Santa Clara River Reach 3.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The County Sanitation District of Los Angeles County conducted sampling at Santa Clara Reach 5 at the following monitoring stations : R1 located at Peck drain at Converse Road Bridge at the edge of the river bed about half a mile above the confluence with the low flow river stream; R2 located about 300 feet upstream from confluence with Peck drain; and R3 located approximately 300 feet downstream from the confluence with Peck Drain.


Three monitoring stations: River 1, River 2, River 3
Temporal Representation: Grab samples were taken and analyzed on semi-annual basis from August 1999 to February 2007.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data was collected in compliance with the sampling and monitoring procedures detailed in NPDES Permit No. CA0054224 Monitoring and Reporting Program.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Santa Paul Wastewater Reclamation Facility Monitoring and Reporting Program for NDPES No. CA0054224
  Santa Paul Wastewater Reclamation Facility Time Schedule Order for NDPES No. CA0054224
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 33967, Total Dissolved Solids
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 2097
 
Pollutant: Total Dissolved Solids
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Agricultural Supply
 
Number of Samples: 139
Number of Exceedances: 38
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: One hundred and eighty-nine samples, 38 samples exceeding.
Data Reference: Placeholder reference 2006 303(d)
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: 1,300 mg/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Placeholder reference 2006 303(d)
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples representative of Reach.
Temporal Representation: Quarterly sampling events.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: POTW, United Water Conservation District, Department of Water
Resources.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 33967, Total Dissolved Solids
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88718
 
Pollutant: Total Dissolved Solids
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Dissolved Solids.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Table 3-8 of The Water Quality Control Plan for the Los Angeles Region specifies the Dissolved Solids objective for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) within the Santa Clara River's Between A Street, Fillmore, and Freeman Diversion "Dam" near Saticoy reach boundary as 1300 mg/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
44278
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Chloride
Final Listing Decision: Do Not Delist from 303(d) list (being addressed with USEPA approved TMDL)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: List on 303(d) list (being addressed by USEPA approved TMDL)(2012)
Revision Status Revised
Sources: Nonpoint Source | Point Source
TMDL Name: Santa Clara River Chloride (31)
TMDL Project Code: 226
Date TMDL Approved by USEPA: 04/06/2010
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 4.2 of the Listing Policy. Under section 4.2 a single line of evidence are necessary to assess listing status.

2 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of the 2 samples exceed the OBJECTIVE.
0 of the 0 samples exceed the OBJECTIVE.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is insufficient justification against removing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 2 and 0 of 0 samples exceeded the OBJECTIVE and this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 26 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 4.2.
4. Pursuant to SECTION 4.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.

There is insufficient justification to remove this waterbody/pollutant in the Being Addressed portion of the CWA 303(d) List because a TMDL has been completed and approved by USEPA, and is expected to result in attainment of the standard.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The Reconsideration of the Upper Santa Clara River Chloride TMDL Implementation Plan & Revise Chloride WQ Objectives was approved by USEPA on 04/06/2010.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be removed from the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards for the pollutant are being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 44278, Chloride
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 2098
 
Pollutant: Chloride
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Agricultural Supply
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Not Specified
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Unspecified--This LOE is a placeholder to support a 303(d) listing decision made prior to 2006.
Data Reference: Placeholder reference 2006 303(d)
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion:
Objective/Criterion Reference:
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation:
Temporal Representation:
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: QA Info Missing
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 44278, Chloride
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88238
 
Pollutant: Chloride
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Chloride.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Table 3-8 of The Water Quality Control Plan for the Los Angeles Region specifies the Chloride objective for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) within the Santa Clara River's Between A Street, Fillmore, and Freeman Diversion "Dam" near Saticoy reach boundary as 100 mg/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66709
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Aldrin
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERION.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is insufficient justification for placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERION and this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 3.1.
4. Pursuant to SECTION 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66709, Aldrin
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88346
 
Pollutant: Aldrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Aldrin.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The aldrin criterion maximum concentration to protect aquatic life in freshwater is 3 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66759
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Aluminum
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 18 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 18 samples exceeded the CRITERIA and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66759, Aluminum
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88354
 
Pollutant: Aluminum
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 18
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: None of the samples exceeded the water quality criteria.
Data Reference: Data for Various Pollutants in Ventura County, 2006-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Surface waters shall not contain concentrations of chemical constituents in amounts that adversely affect any designated beneficial use.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: National Recommended Water Quality Criteria Continuous Concentrations are intended protect aquatic organisms from chronic exposures (expressed as 4-day average concentration) in freshwater. The evaluation guideline for aluminum is 87 ug/L to protect warm freshwater habitat.
Guideline Reference: National Recommended Water Quality Criteria. United States Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water. Office of Science and Technology
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected approximately monthly from December 2006 through May 2009.
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected from station ME-SCR at 34.29920, -119.10806.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Samples were collected and analyzed in accordance with Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Land Group (VCAILG) Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) dated August 3, 2006.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
 
DECISION ID
66718
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Azinphos-methyl (Guthion)
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 1 sample exceeded the CRITERION.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is insufficient justification for placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 1 sample exceeded the CRITERION and this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 3.1.
4. Pursuant to SECTION 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66718, Azinphos-methyl (Guthion)
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88363
 
Pollutant: Azinphos-methyl (Guthion)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceed the criterion for Azinphos Methyl.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The Azinphos methyl (Guthion) criteria for the protection of freshwater aquatic life is 0.01 ug/L (National Recommended Water Quality Criteria, 2009).
Guideline Reference: National Recommended Water Quality Criteria. United States Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water. Office of Science and Technology
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected on a single day 2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66720
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Bifenthrin
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 1 sample exceeded the CRITERIA.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is insufficient justification for placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 1 sample exceeded the CRITERIA and this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 3.1.
4. Pursuant to SECTION 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66720, Bifenthrin
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88213
 
Pollutant: Bifenthrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Bifenthrin.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: UC Davis Aquatic Life Criteria: Aquatic life should not be affected unacceptably if the 4-day average concentration of Bifenthrin does not exceed 0.0006 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: Aquatic life water quality criteria derived via the UC Davis method: ll. Pyrethroid insecticides. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 216:51-103.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66760
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Cadmium
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 18 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 18 samples exceeded the CRITERIA and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66760, Cadmium
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88214
 
Pollutant: Cadmium
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 18
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: None of the eighteen samples exceeded the hardness adjusted water quality criteria.
Data Reference: Data for Various Pollutants in Ventura County, 2006-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Surface waters shall not contain concentrations of chemical constituents in amounts that adversely affect any designated beneficial use.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: California Toxics Rule (CTR) lists criterion continuous concentrations (4-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater. The criterion in freshwater is hardness dependent for each sample and varies based on the ambient hardness during sampling. Section (b)(1) in CTR contains the hardness dependent formula for the metals criterion. If no hardness data were available, a value of 100 mg/L was used.
Guideline Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected approximately monthly from December 2006 through May 2009.
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected from station ME-SCR at 34.29920, -119.10806.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Samples were collected and analyzed in accordance with Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Land Group (VCAILG) Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) dated August 3, 2006.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
 
DECISION ID
66761
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Cadmium
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 18 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 18 samples exceeded the CRITERIA and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66761, Cadmium
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88214
 
Pollutant: Cadmium
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 18
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: None of the eighteen samples exceeded the hardness adjusted water quality criteria.
Data Reference: Data for Various Pollutants in Ventura County, 2006-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Surface waters shall not contain concentrations of chemical constituents in amounts that adversely affect any designated beneficial use.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: California Toxics Rule (CTR) lists criterion continuous concentrations (4-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater. The criterion in freshwater is hardness dependent for each sample and varies based on the ambient hardness during sampling. Section (b)(1) in CTR contains the hardness dependent formula for the metals criterion. If no hardness data were available, a value of 100 mg/L was used.
Guideline Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected approximately monthly from December 2006 through May 2009.
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected from station ME-SCR at 34.29920, -119.10806.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Samples were collected and analyzed in accordance with Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Land Group (VCAILG) Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) dated August 3, 2006.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
 
DECISION ID
66947
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Chlordane
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: The decisions for Santa Clara River Reach 3 have been revised to not use the data from the tributary monitoring site. The Los Angeles Water Board staff will work with the commenter, and other stakeholders, to purposely determine and document the appropriateness of assessing the tributary monitoring site under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act. If it is determined that the tributary monitoring sites are within a waterbody which should be addressed under section 303(d), then this determination requires that a new tributary be added to the CalQWA underlying map, which is maintained by State Board. It is the intention of the Los Angeles Water Board staff to work with State Board staff to resolve mapping issues prior to the State Board approval of the 2016 303(d) list, or prior to the next Listing Cycle that includes the Los Angeles Region.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66947, Chlordane
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88215
 
Pollutant: Chlordane
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 2
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 2 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Chlordane, Total.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The chlordane criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 4-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater is 0.0043 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66947, Chlordane
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88227
 
Pollutant: Chlordane
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 22
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: None of the 22 samples exceeded the water quality criteria/objective. Chlordane, alpha-chlordane, gamma-chlordane, Heptachlor, Heptachlor Epoxide, cis-and trans Nonachlor and Oxychlordane results were added to assess this waterbody. Results were evaluated against Chlordane value.
Data Reference: Data for Various Pollutants in Ventura County, 2006-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations that produce detrimental physiological responses in human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. Waters shall not contain substances in concentrations that result in the deposition of material that causes nuisance or adversely affects beneficial uses. (Water Quality Control Plan for the Coastal Watersheds of Los Angeles And Ventura Counties).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The CTR CCC for Chlordane is 0.0043 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Spatial Representation: Twenty-two samples were collected from Santa Clara River at Freeman Diversion at 11th Street Drain (tributary to Santa Clara River)at sample location Santa Paula-1.
Temporal Representation: Water samples were collected in 2006 (one sample), in 2007 (7 samples), in 2008 (6 samples), in 2009 (6 samples) and in 2010 (two samples).
Environmental Conditions: There was no special environmental condition reported.
QAPP Information: Samples were collected and analyzed in accordance to Ventrua County Agricultural Irrigated Land Group (VCAILG) Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) dated Augus 3, 2006.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
 
DECISION ID
66948
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Chlorpyrifos
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: The decisions for Santa Clara River Reach 3 have been revised to not use the data from the tributary monitoring site. The Los Angeles Water Board staff will work with the commenter, and other stakeholders, to purposely determine and document the appropriateness of assessing the tributary monitoring site under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act. If it is determined that the tributary monitoring sites are within a waterbody which should be addressed under section 303(d), then this determination requires that a new tributary be added to the CalQWA underlying map, which is maintained by State Board. It is the intention of the Los Angeles Water Board staff to work with State Board staff to resolve mapping issues prior to the State Board approval of the 2016 303(d) list, or prior to the next Listing Cycle that includes the Los Angeles Region.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66948, Chlorpyrifos
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88241
 
Pollutant: Chlorpyrifos
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 2
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 2 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Chlorpyrifos.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The freshwater criterion continuous concentration to protect aquatic organisms is 0.014 ug/L (Siepmann and Finlayson 2000).
Guideline Reference: Water quality criteria for diazinon and chlorpyrifos. Administrative Report 00-3. Rancho Cordova, CA: Pesticide Investigations Unit, Office of Spills and Response. CA Department of Fish and Game
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66948, Chlorpyrifos
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88256
 
Pollutant: Chlorpyrifos
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 22
Number of Exceedances: 2
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Two of the 22 samples exceeded the the water quality evaluation guideline.
Data Reference: Data for Various Pollutants in Ventura County, 2006-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Region 4 Basin Plan objective is "No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses."
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: Freshwater Aquatic Life Protection Recommended Continuous Concentration(4-day Average)Criteria is 0.014 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: National Recommended Water Quality Criteria. United States Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water. Office of Science and Technology
 
Spatial Representation: Twenty-two samples were collected from Santa Clara River at Freeman Diversion at 11th Street Drain (tributary to Santa Clara River)at sample location Santa Paula-1.
Temporal Representation: Water samples were collected in 2006 (one sample), in 2007 (7 samples), in 2008 (6 samples), in 2009 (6 samples) and in 2010 (two samples).
Environmental Conditions: There was no special environmental condition reported.
QAPP Information: Samples were collected and analyzed in accordance to Ventrua County Agricultural Irrigated Land Group (VCAILG) Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) dated Augus 3, 2006.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
 
DECISION ID
66763
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Chromium
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 18 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 18 samples exceeded the CRITERIA and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66763, Chromium
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88257
 
Pollutant: Chromium
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 18
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: None of the eighteen samples exceeded the hardness adjusted water quality criteria.
Data Reference: Data for Various Pollutants in Ventura County, 2006-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Surface waters shall not contain concentrations of chemical constituents in amounts that adversely affect any designated beneficial use.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: California Toxics Rule (CTR) lists criterion continuous concentrations (4-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater. The criterion in freshwater is hardness dependent for each sample and varies based on the ambient hardness during sampling. Section (b)(1) in CTR contains the hardness dependent formula for the metals criterion. If no hardness data were available, a value of 100 mg/L was used.
Guideline Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected approximately monthly from December 2006 through May 2009.
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected from station ME-SCR at 34.29920, -119.10806.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Samples were collected and analyzed in accordance with Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Land Group (VCAILG) Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) dated August 3, 2006.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
 
DECISION ID
66764
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Copper
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 18 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 18 samples exceeded the CRITERIA and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66764, Copper
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88711
 
Pollutant: Copper
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 18
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: None of the eighteen samples exceeded the hardness adjusted water quality criteria.
Data Reference: Data for Various Pollutants in Ventura County, 2006-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Surface waters shall not contain concentrations of chemical constituents in amounts that adversely affect any designated beneficial use.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: California Toxics Rule (CTR) lists criterion continuous concentrations (4-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater. The criterion in freshwater is hardness dependent for each sample and varies based on the ambient hardness during sampling. Section (b)(1) in CTR contains the hardness dependent formula for the metals criterion. If no hardness data were available, a value of 100 mg/L was used.
Guideline Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected approximately monthly from December 2006 through May 2009.
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected from station ME-SCR at 34.29920, -119.10806.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Samples were collected and analyzed in accordance with Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Land Group (VCAILG) Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) dated August 3, 2006.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
 
DECISION ID
66950
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Cyfluthrin
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: The decisions for Santa Clara River Reach 3 have been revised to not use the data from the tributary monitoring site. The Los Angeles Water Board staff will work with the commenter, and other stakeholders, to purposely determine and document the appropriateness of assessing the tributary monitoring site under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act. If it is determined that the tributary monitoring sites are within a waterbody which should be addressed under section 303(d), then this determination requires that a new tributary be added to the CalQWA underlying map, which is maintained by State Board. It is the intention of the Los Angeles Water Board staff to work with State Board staff to resolve mapping issues prior to the State Board approval of the 2016 303(d) list, or prior to the next Listing Cycle that includes the Los Angeles Region.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66950, Cyfluthrin
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88712
 
Pollutant: Cyfluthrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 2
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 2 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Cyfluthrin.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: UC Davis Aquatic Life Criteria: Aquatic life should not be affected unacceptably if the 4-day average concentration of cyfluthrin does not exceed 0.00005 ug/L and if the 1-h average concentration does not exceed 0.0003 ug/L. For this assessment, the 4-day average concentration was used. Mixtures of cyfluthrin and other pyrethroids should be considered in an additive manner. (Fojut et al. 2012)
Guideline Reference: Aquatic life water quality criteria derived via the UC Davis method: ll. Pyrethroid insecticides. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 216:51-103.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/4/2007-8/4/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66721
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Cyhalothrin, Lambda
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is insufficient justification for placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERIA and this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 3.1.
4. Pursuant to SECTION 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66721, Cyhalothrin, Lambda
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88713
 
Pollutant: Cyhalothrin, Lambda
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Cyhalothrin, lambda, total.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: UC Davis Aquatic Life Criteria: Aquatic life should not be affected unacceptably if the 4-day average concentration of Cyhalothrin, lambda, total does not exceed 0.0005 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: Aquatic life water quality criteria derived via the UC Davis method: ll. Pyrethroid insecticides. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 216:51-103.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66951
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Cypermethrin
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: The decisions for Santa Clara River Reach 3 have been revised to not use the data from the tributary monitoring site. The Los Angeles Water Board staff will work with the commenter, and other stakeholders, to purposely determine and document the appropriateness of assessing the tributary monitoring site under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act. If it is determined that the tributary monitoring sites are within a waterbody which should be addressed under section 303(d), then this determination requires that a new tributary be added to the CalQWA underlying map, which is maintained by State Board. It is the intention of the Los Angeles Water Board staff to work with State Board staff to resolve mapping issues prior to the State Board approval of the 2016 303(d) list, or prior to the next Listing Cycle that includes the Los Angeles Region.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66951, Cypermethrin
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88724
 
Pollutant: Cypermethrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 2
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 2 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Cypermethrin.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The interim freshwater criterion maximum concentration is 0.002 ug/L (DFG 00-6, 2000).
Guideline Reference: Hazard Assessment of the Synthetic Pyrethroid Insecticides Bifenthrin, Cypermethrin, Esfenvalerate, and Permethrin to Aquatic Organisms in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River System. California Department of Fish and Game. Office of Spill Prevention and Response, Administrative Report 00-6
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66952
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: DDD (Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane)
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: The decisions for Santa Clara River Reach 3 have been revised to not use the data from the tributary monitoring site. The Los Angeles Water Board staff will work with the commenter, and other stakeholders, to purposely determine and document the appropriateness of assessing the tributary monitoring site under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act. If it is determined that the tributary monitoring sites are within a waterbody which should be addressed under section 303(d), then this determination requires that a new tributary be added to the CalQWA underlying map, which is maintained by State Board. It is the intention of the Los Angeles Water Board staff to work with State Board staff to resolve mapping issues prior to the State Board approval of the 2016 303(d) list, or prior to the next Listing Cycle that includes the Los Angeles Region.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66952, DDD (Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane)
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88735
 
Pollutant: DDD (Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 2
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 2 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for DDD(p,p).
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The DDD(p,p) criterion for the protection of human health from the fish consumption component of water contact recreation (REC-1) use is 0.00084 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66949
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: The decisions for Santa Clara River Reach 3 have been revised to not use the data from the tributary monitoring site. The Los Angeles Water Board staff will work with the commenter, and other stakeholders, to purposely determine and document the appropriateness of assessing the tributary monitoring site under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act. If it is determined that the tributary monitoring sites are within a waterbody which should be addressed under section 303(d), then this determination requires that a new tributary be added to the CalQWA underlying map, which is maintained by State Board. It is the intention of the Los Angeles Water Board staff to work with State Board staff to resolve mapping issues prior to the State Board approval of the 2016 303(d) list, or prior to the next Listing Cycle that includes the Los Angeles Region.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66949, DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88758
 
Pollutant: DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 22
Number of Exceedances: 4
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Four of the 22 samples exceeded the water quality evaluation guideline criteria. Results of 2,4,DDD, 2,4,DDE, 2,4,DDT, 4,4, DDD, 4,4,DDE, and 4,4,DDT were added to assess water quality against DDT criteria.
Data Reference: Data for Various Pollutants in Ventura County, 2006-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Los Angeles Region Basin Plan states "No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses."
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: California Toxics Rule Criteria Freshwater Aquatic Life Protection Continuous Concentration (4-day Average)criteria is 0.001 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Spatial Representation: Twenty-two samples were collected from Santa Clara River at Freeman Diversion at 11th Street Drain (tributary to Santa Clara River)at sample location Santa Paula-1.
Temporal Representation: Water samples were collected in 2006 (one sample), in 2007 (7 samples), in 2008 (6 samples), in 2009 (6 samples) and in 2010 (two samples).
Environmental Conditions: There was no special environmental condition reported.
QAPP Information: Samples were collected and analyzed in accordance to Ventrua County Agricultural Irrigated Land Group (VCAILG) Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) dated Augus 3, 2006.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66949, DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88747
 
Pollutant: DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 1 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for DDT(p,p).
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The DDT criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 4-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater is 0.001 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66710
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Dacthal
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERION.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is insufficient justification for placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERION and this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 3.1.
4. Pursuant to SECTION 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66710, Dacthal
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88725
 
Pollutant: Dacthal
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Dacthal.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: According to the USEPA Office of Pesticide Programs Ecotoxicity database, the aquatic life LC50 for Dacthal is 6600 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: OPP Pesticide Ecotoxicity Database.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66722
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Deltamethrin
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is insufficient justification for placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERIA and this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 3.1.
4. Pursuant to SECTION 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66722, Deltamethrin
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88759
 
Pollutant: Deltamethrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Deltamethrin.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Deltamethrin is the maximum acceptable toxicant concentration (MATC) of 0.02 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: OPP Pesticide Ecotoxicity Database.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66723
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Demeton
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is insufficient justification for placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERIA and this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 3.1.
4. Pursuant to SECTION 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66723, Demeton
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88771
 
Pollutant: Demeton
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Demeton.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: USEPA National Recommended Water Quality Criteria lists criterion continuous concentrations for Demeton to protect aquatic life in freshwater and saltwater is 0.1 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: National Recommended Water Quality Criteria. United States Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water. Office of Science and Technology
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66770
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Diazinon
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

2 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
1 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERION.
0 of 22 samples exceeded the CRITERION.


Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 1 of 2 and 0 of 22 samples exceeded the CRITERIA and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66770, Diazinon
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88796
 
Pollutant: Diazinon
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 22
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: None of the 22 samples exceeded the water quality evaluation guideline criteria.
Data Reference: Data for Various Pollutants in Ventura County, 2006-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Los Angeles Region Basin Plan states "No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses."
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The Calif. Dept. Fish and Game, Criteria Continuous Concentration (four-day average) for diazinon in freshwater is 0.05 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: Water quality criteria for diazinon and chlorpyrifos. Administrative Report 00-3. Rancho Cordova, CA: Pesticide Investigations Unit, Office of Spills and Response. CA Department of Fish and Game
 
Spatial Representation: Twenty-two samples were collected from Santa Clara River at Freeman Diversion at 11th Street Drain (tributary to Santa Clara River)at sample location Santa Paula-1.
Temporal Representation: Water samples were collected in 2006 (one sample), in 2007 (7 samples), in 2008 (6 samples), in 2009 (6 samples) and in 2010 (two samples).
Environmental Conditions: There was no special environmental condition reported.
QAPP Information: Samples were collected and analyzed in accordance to Ventrua County Agricultural Irrigated Land Group (VCAILG) Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) dated Augus 3, 2006.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66770, Diazinon
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88782
 
Pollutant: Diazinon
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 1 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Diazinon.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The freshwater chronic value for diazinon is 0.1 ug/L, expressed as a continuous concentration (Finlayson, 2004).
Guideline Reference: Water quality for diazinon. Memorandum to J. Karkoski, Central Valley RWQCB. Rancho Cordova, CA: Pesticide Investigation Unit, CA Department of Fish and Game
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66724
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Dichlorvos
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is insufficient justification for placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERIA and this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 3.1.
4. Pursuant to SECTION 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66724, Dichlorvos
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88797
 
Pollutant: Dichlorvos
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Dichlorvos.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: According to the USEPA Office of Pesticide Programs Ecotoxicity database, the aquatic life MATC for Dichlorvos is 7.2 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: OPP Pesticide Ecotoxicity Database.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66725
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Dicofol
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is insufficient justification for placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERIA and this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 3.1.
4. Pursuant to SECTION 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66725, Dicofol
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88798
 
Pollutant: Dicofol
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Dicofol.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Dicofol is the maximum acceptable toxicant concentration (MATC) of 5.9 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: OPP Pesticide Ecotoxicity Database.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66711
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Dieldrin
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERION.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is insufficient justification for placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERION and this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 3.1.
4. Pursuant to SECTION 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66711, Dieldrin
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88809
 
Pollutant: Dieldrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Dieldrin.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Dieldrin criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 4-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater is 0.056 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66712
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Dimethoate
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERION.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is insufficient justification for placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERION and this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 3.1.
4. Pursuant to SECTION 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66712, Dimethoate
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88823
 
Pollutant: Dimethoate
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Dimethoate.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Dimethoate is the median lethal concentration (LC50; 43 ug/L).
Guideline Reference: OPP Pesticide Ecotoxicity Database.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66713
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Disulfoton
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERION.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is insufficient justification for placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERION and this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 3.1.
4. Pursuant to SECTION 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66713, Disulfoton
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88836
 
Pollutant: Disulfoton
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Disulfoton.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The USEPA national ambient water quality criteria for freshwater aquatic life instantaneous maximum for disulfoton is 0.05 g/L.
Guideline Reference: National Recommended Water Quality Criteria. United States Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water. Office of Science and Technology
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66771
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Endosulfan
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 24 samples exceeded the CRITERION.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 24 samples exceeded the CRITERION and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66771, Endosulfan
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88852
 
Pollutant: Endosulfan
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 22
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: None of the 22 samples exceeded the water quality evaluation guideline criteria.
Data Reference: Data for Various Pollutants in Ventura County, 2006-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Los Angeles Region Basin Plan states "No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses."
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: California Toxic Rule criteria fresh aquatic life protection continuous concentration (4-day average)is 0.056 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Spatial Representation: Twenty-two samples were collected from Santa Clara River at Freeman Diversion at 11th Street Drain (tributary to Santa Clara River)at sample location Santa Paula-1.
Temporal Representation: Water samples were collected in 2006 (one sample), in 2007 (7 samples), in 2008 (6 samples), in 2009 (6 samples) and in 2010 (two samples).
Environmental Conditions: There was no special environmental condition reported.
QAPP Information: Samples were collected and analyzed in accordance to Ventrua County Agricultural Irrigated Land Group (VCAILG) Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) dated Augus 3, 2006.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66771, Endosulfan
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88837
 
Pollutant: Endosulfan
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Endosulfan, Total.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The endosulfan criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 4-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater is 0.056 ug/L. This value corresponds to the sum of alpha-endosulfan and beta-endosulfan (USEPA National Recommended Water Quality Criteria, 2006).
Guideline Reference: National Recommended Water Quality Criteria. United States Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water. Office of Science and Technology
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66714
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Endosulfan sulfate
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERION.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is insufficient justification for placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERION and this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 3.1.
4. Pursuant to SECTION 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66714, Endosulfan sulfate
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88853
 
Pollutant: Endosulfan sulfate
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Endosulfan Sulfate.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The USEPA national ambient water quality criteria for freshwater aquatic life 24 hour average maximum for endosulfan sulfate is 0.056 g/L.
Guideline Reference: National Recommended Water Quality Criteria. United States Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water. Office of Science and Technology
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66872
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Endrin
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 24 samples exceeded the CRITERION.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 24 samples exceeded the CRITERION and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66872, Endrin
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88669
 
Pollutant: Endrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 22
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: None of the 22 samples exceeded the water quality criteria/objective.
Data Reference: Data for Various Pollutants in Ventura County, 2006-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Region 4 Basin Plan objective is "No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses."
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: California Toxic Rule criteria fresh aquatic life protection continuous concentration (4-day average)is 0.036 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Spatial Representation: Twenty-two samples were collected from Santa Clara River at Freeman Diversion at 11th Street Drain (tributary to Santa Clara River)at sample location Santa Paula-1.
Temporal Representation: Water samples were collected in 2006 (one sample), in 2007 (7 samples), in 2008 (6 samples), in 2009 (6 samples) and in 2010 (two samples).
Environmental Conditions: There was no special environmental condition reported.
QAPP Information: Samples were collected and analyzed in accordance to Ventrua County Agricultural Irrigated Land Group (VCAILG) Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) dated Augus 3, 2006.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66872, Endrin
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88654
 
Pollutant: Endrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Endrin.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Endrin criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 4-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater is 0.036 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66734
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Endrin aldehyde
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is insufficient justification for placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERIA and this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 3.1.
4. Pursuant to SECTION 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66734, Endrin aldehyde
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88670
 
Pollutant: Endrin aldehyde
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Endrin Aldehyde.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The Endrin Aldehyde criteria for the protection of human health from the fish consumption component of water contact recreation (REC-1) use is 0.81 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Guideline Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66715
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Esfenvalerate/Fenvalerate
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

2 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.
0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is insufficient justification for placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 2 and 0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERIA and this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 3.1.
4. Pursuant to SECTION 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66715, Esfenvalerate/Fenvalerate
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88686
 
Pollutant: Esfenvalerate/Fenvalerate
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Fenvalerate.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Fenvalerate is the median lethal concentration (LC50; 1.13 ug/L).
Guideline Reference: OPP Pesticide Ecotoxicity Database.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66715, Esfenvalerate/Fenvalerate
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88672
 
Pollutant: Esfenvalerate/Fenvalerate
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Esfenvalerate.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: According to the USEPA Office of Pesticide Programs Ecotoxicity database, the aquatic life EC50 for Esfenvalerate is 0.9 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: OPP Pesticide Ecotoxicity Database.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66735
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Ethoprop
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is insufficient justification for placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERIA and this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 3.1.
4. Pursuant to SECTION 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66735, Ethoprop
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88687
 
Pollutant: Ethoprop
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Ethoprop.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Ethoprop is the maximum acceptable toxicant concentration (MATC) of 1.4 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: OPP Pesticide Ecotoxicity Database.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66736
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Fenpropathrin
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is insufficient justification for placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERIA and this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 3.1.
4. Pursuant to SECTION 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66736, Fenpropathrin
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88701
 
Pollutant: Fenpropathrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Fenpropathrin.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Fenpropathrin is the median lethal concentration (LC50; 2.2 ug/L).
Guideline Reference: OPP Pesticide Ecotoxicity Database.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66873
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Heptachlor
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 24 samples exceeded the CRITERION.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 24 samples exceeded the CRITERION and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66873, Heptachlor
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88702
 
Pollutant: Heptachlor
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Heptachlor.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Heptachlor criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 4-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater is 0.0038 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66873, Heptachlor
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88714
 
Pollutant: Heptachlor
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 22
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: None of the 22 samples exceeded the water quality criteria/objective.
Data Reference: Data for Various Pollutants in Ventura County, 2006-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Region 4 Basin Plan objective is "No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses."
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: California Toxic Rule criteria fresh aquatic life protection continuous concentration (4-day average)is 0.0038 ug/L
Guideline Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Spatial Representation: Twenty-two samples were collected from Santa Clara River at Freeman Diversion at 11th Street Drain (tributary to Santa Clara River)at sample location Santa Paula-1.
Temporal Representation: Water samples were collected in 2006 (one sample), 2007 (7 samples), 2008 (6 samples), 2009 (6 samples) and in 2010 (two samples).
Environmental Conditions: There was no special environmental condition reported.
QAPP Information: Samples were collected and analyzed in accordance to Ventrua County Agricultural Irrigated Land Group (VCAILG) Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) dated Augus 3, 2006.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
 
DECISION ID
66874
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Heptachlor epoxide
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 24 samples exceeded the CRITERION.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 24 samples exceeded the CRITERION and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66874, Heptachlor epoxide
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88737
 
Pollutant: Heptachlor epoxide
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 22
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: None of the 22 samples exceeded the water quality criteria/objective.
Data Reference: Data for Various Pollutants in Ventura County, 2006-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Region 4 Basin Plan objective is "No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses."
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: California Toxic Rule criteria fresh aquatic life protection continuous concentration (4-day average)is 0.0038 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Spatial Representation: Twenty-two samples were collected from Santa Clara River at Freeman Diversion at 11th Street Drain (tributary to Santa Clara River)at sample location Santa Paula-1.
Temporal Representation: Water samples were collected in 2006 (one sample), 2007 (7 samples), 2008 (6 samples), 2009 (6 samples) and in 2010 (two samples).
Environmental Conditions: There was no special environmental condition reported.
QAPP Information: Samples were collected and analyzed in accordance to Ventrua County Agricultural Irrigated Land Group (VCAILG) Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) dated Augus 3, 2006.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66874, Heptachlor epoxide
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88715
 
Pollutant: Heptachlor epoxide
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Heptachlor Epoxide.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Heptachlor Epoxide criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 4-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater is 0.0038 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66765
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Lead
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 18 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 18 samples exceeded the CRITERIA and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66765, Lead
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88738
 
Pollutant: Lead
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 18
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: None of the eighteen samples exceeded the hardness adjusted water quality criteria.
Data Reference: Data for Various Pollutants in Ventura County, 2006-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Surface waters shall not contain concentrations of chemical constituents in amounts that adversely affect any designated beneficial use.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: California Toxics Rule (CTR) lists criterion continuous concentrations (4-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater. The criterion in freshwater is hardness dependent for each sample and varies based on the ambient hardness during sampling. Section (b)(1) in CTR contains the hardness dependent formula for the metals criterion. If no hardness data were available, a value of 100 mg/L was used.
Guideline Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected approximately monthly from December 2006 through May 2009.
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected from station ME-SCR at 34.29920, -119.10806.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Samples were collected and analyzed in accordance with Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Land Group (VCAILG) Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) dated August 3, 2006.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
 
DECISION ID
66716
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Lindane/gamma Hexachlorocyclohexane (gamma-HCH)
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERION.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is insufficient justification for placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERION and this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 3.1.
4. Pursuant to SECTION 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66716, Lindane/gamma Hexachlorocyclohexane (gamma-HCH)
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88739
 
Pollutant: Lindane/gamma Hexachlorocyclohexane (gamma-HCH)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for BHC, gamma(Lindane).
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The gamma-BHC (Lindane) criterion maximum concentration to protect aquatic life in freshwater is 0.95 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66941
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Malathion
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
1 of 24 samples exceeded the CRITERION.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 1 of 24 samples exceeded the CRITERION and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66941, Malathion
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88760
 
Pollutant: Malathion
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 22
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: One of the 22 samples exceeded the water quality evaluation guideline criteria.
Data Reference: Data for Various Pollutants in Ventura County, 2006-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Los Angeles Region Basin Plan states "No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses."
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The USEPA Nationally Recommended Criteria for fresh aquatic life protection continuous concentration (4-day average)is 0.1 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: National Recommended Water Quality Criteria. United States Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water. Office of Science and Technology
 
Spatial Representation: Twenty-two samples were collected from Santa Clara River at Freeman Diversion at 11th Street Drain (tributary to Santa Clara River)at sample location Santa Paula-1.
Temporal Representation: Water samples were collected in 2006 (one sample), in 2007 (7 samples), in 2008 (6 samples), in 2009 (6 samples) and in 2010 (two samples).
Environmental Conditions: There was no special environmental condition reported.
QAPP Information: Samples were collected and analyzed in accordance to Ventrua County Agricultural Irrigated Land Group (VCAILG) Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) dated Augus 3, 2006.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66941, Malathion
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88750
 
Pollutant: Malathion
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Malathion.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: UC Davis Aquatic Life Criteria: Aquatic life should not be affected unacceptably if the 4-day average concentration of Malathion does not exceed 0.028 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: Aquatic life water quality criteria derived via the UC Davis method: ll. Pyrethroid insecticides. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 216:51-103.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66956
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Methidathion
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 1 sample exceeded the CRITERIA.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is insufficient justification for placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 1 sample exceeded the CRITERIA and this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 3.1.
4. Pursuant to SECTION 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66956, Methidathion
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88762
 
Pollutant: Methidathion
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceed the criterion for Methidathion.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Methidathion is the maximum acceptable toxicant concentration (MATC) of 0.86 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: OPP Pesticide Ecotoxicity Database.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected on a single day 2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66942
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Methoxychlor
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 24 samples exceeded the CRITERION.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 24 samples exceeded the CRITERION and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66942, Methoxychlor
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88773
 
Pollutant: Methoxychlor
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 22
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: None of the 22 samples exceeded the water quality evaluation guideline criteria.
Data Reference: Data for Various Pollutants in Ventura County, 2006-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The USEPA Nationally Recommended Criteria for fresh aquatic life protection continuous concentration (4-day average)is 0.03 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: National Recommended Water Quality Criteria. United States Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water. Office of Science and Technology
 
Spatial Representation: Twenty-two samples were collected from Santa Clara River at Freeman Diversion at 11th Street Drain (tributary to Santa Clara River)at sample location Santa Paula-1.
Temporal Representation: Water samples were collected in 2006 (one sample), in 2007 (7 samples), in 2008 (6 samples), in 2009 (6 samples) and in 2010 (two samples).
Environmental Conditions: There was no special environmental condition reported.
QAPP Information: Samples were collected and analyzed in accordance to Ventrua County Agricultural Irrigated Land Group (VCAILG) Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) dated Augus 3, 2006.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66942, Methoxychlor
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88763
 
Pollutant: Methoxychlor
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Methoxychlor.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The USEPA national ambient water quality criteria for freshwater aquatic life instantaneous maximum for methoxychlor is 0.03 g/L.
Guideline Reference: National Recommended Water Quality Criteria. United States Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water. Office of Science and Technology
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66944
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Methyl Parathion
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 24 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 24 samples exceeded the CRITERIA and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66944, Methyl Parathion
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88784
 
Pollutant: Methyl Parathion
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 22
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: None of the 22 samples exceeded the water quality evaluation guideline criteria.
Data Reference: Data for Various Pollutants in Ventura County, 2006-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Los Angeles Region Basin Plan states "No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses."
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The Department of Fish and Game instantaneous criteria for Methyl parathion; parathion, methyl is 0.08 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: Hazard Assessment of the Insecticide Methyl to Aquatic Organisms in the Sacramento River System
 
Spatial Representation: Twenty-two samples were collected from Santa Clara River at Freeman Diversion at 11th Street Drain (tributary to Santa Clara River)at sample location Santa Paula-1.
Temporal Representation: Water samples were collected in 2006 (one sample), in 2007 (7 samples), in 2008 (6 samples), in 2009 (6 samples) and in 2010 (two samples).
Environmental Conditions: There was no special environmental condition reported.
QAPP Information: Samples were collected and analyzed in accordance to Ventrua County Agricultural Irrigated Land Group (VCAILG) Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) dated Augus 3, 2006.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66944, Methyl Parathion
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88774
 
Pollutant: Methyl Parathion
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Parathion, methyl.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The Dept. of Fish and Game instantaneous criteria for methyl parathion is 0.08 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: Hazard Assessment of the Synthetic Pyrethroid Insecticides Bifenthrin, Cypermethrin, Esfenvalerate, and Permethrin to Aquatic Organisms in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River System. California Department of Fish and Game. Office of Spill Prevention and Response, Administrative Report 00-6
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66755
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Metribuzin
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 4 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is insufficient justification for placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 4 samples exceeded the CRITERIA and this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 3.1.
4. Pursuant to SECTION 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66755, Metribuzin
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88785
 
Pollutant: Metribuzin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: None of the four samples exceeded the water quality evaluation guideline criteria.
Data Reference: Data for Various Pollutants in Ventura County, 2006-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Los Angeles Region Basin Plan states "No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses."
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: Freshwater Aquatic Life Protection Recommended Criteria Maximum(Instantaneous) is 100 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Spatial Representation: Four samples were collected from Santa Clara River at Freeman Diversion at 11th Street Drain (tributary to Santa Clara River)at sample location Santa Paula-1.
Temporal Representation: Two samples were collected in 2009 (12/14/2009 & 12/8/2009) and two samples in 2010 (2/22/2010 & 3/18/2010).
Environmental Conditions: There was no special environmental condition reported.
QAPP Information: Samples were collected and analyzed in accordance to Ventrua County Agricultural Irrigated Land Group (VCAILG) Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) dated Augus 3, 2006.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
 
DECISION ID
66945
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Mirex
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 20 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 20 samples exceeded the CRITERIA and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66945, Mirex
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88787
 
Pollutant: Mirex
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 18
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: None of the 18 samples exceeded the water quality evaluation guideline criteria. The reporting limit for four samples (10/14/09, 12/8/09, 2/22/10, and 3/18/10) is greater than the evaluation guideline and therefore data cannot be used.
Data Reference: Data for Various Pollutants in Ventura County, 2006-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Los Angeles Region Basin Plan states "No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses."
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The USEPA Nationally Recommended Criteria for fresh aquatic life protection continuous concentration (4-day average)is 0.001 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: National Recommended Water Quality Criteria. United States Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water. Office of Science and Technology
 
Spatial Representation: Twenty-two samples were collected from Santa Clara River at Freeman Diversion at 11th Street Drain (tributary to Santa Clara River)at sample location Santa Paula-1.
Temporal Representation: Water samples were collected in 2006 (one sample), in 2007 (7 samples), in 2008 (6 samples), and in 2009 (4 samples).
Environmental Conditions: There was no special environmental condition reported.
QAPP Information: Samples were collected and analyzed in accordance to Ventrua County Agricultural Irrigated Land Group (VCAILG) Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) dated Augus 3, 2006.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66945, Mirex
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88786
 
Pollutant: Mirex
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Mirex.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No indvidual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneifical uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The criterion continuous concentraion for Mirex is 0.001 ug/l from the National Recommended Water Quality Criteria.
Guideline Reference: National Recommended Water Quality Criteria. United States Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water. Office of Science and Technology
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66767
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Nickel
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 18 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 18 samples exceeded the CRITERIA and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66767, Nickel
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88799
 
Pollutant: Nickel
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 18
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: None of the eighteen samples exceeded the hardness adjusted water quality criteria.
Data Reference: Data for Various Pollutants in Ventura County, 2006-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Surface waters shall not contain concentrations of chemical constituents in amounts that adversely affect any designated beneficial use.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: California Toxics Rule (CTR) lists criterion continuous concentrations (4-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater. The criterion in freshwater is hardness dependent for each sample and varies based on the ambient hardness during sampling. Section (b)(1) in CTR contains the hardness dependent formula for the metals criterion. If no hardness data were available, a value of 100 mg/L was used.
Guideline Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected approximately monthly from December 2006 through May 2009.
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected from station ME-SCR at 34.29920, -119.10806.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Samples were collected and analyzed in accordance with Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Land Group (VCAILG) Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) dated August 3, 2006.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
 
DECISION ID
66962
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Oxygen, Dissolved
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.2 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.2 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 3 samples exceeded the OBJECTIVE.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is insufficient justification for placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 3 samples exceeded the OBJECTIVE and this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 26 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 3.2.
4. Pursuant to SECTION 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66962, Oxygen, Dissolved
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88802
 
Pollutant: Oxygen, Dissolved
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 3
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 3 samples exceed the criterion for Oxygen, dissolved.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Water Quality Control Plan for the Los Angeles Region (page 3-11) states that: "The dissolved oxygen content of all surface waters designated as WARM shall not be depressed below 5 mg/L as a result of waste discharges."
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 12/19/2007-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66957
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Parathion
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 1 sample exceeded the CRITERIA.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is insufficient justification for placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 1 sample exceeded the CRITERIA and this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 3.1.
4. Pursuant to SECTION 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66957, Parathion
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88811
 
Pollutant: Parathion
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceed the criterion for Parathion, Ethyl.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The criterion continuous concentraion for Parathion, Ethyl is 0.013 ug/l from the National Recommended Water Quality Criteria.
Guideline Reference: National Recommended Water Quality Criteria. United States Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water. Office of Science and Technology
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected on a single day 2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66946
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Pentachlorophenol (PCP)
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 22 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 22 samples exceeded the CRITERIA and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66946, Pentachlorophenol (PCP)
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88812
 
Pollutant: Pentachlorophenol (PCP)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 22
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: None of the 22 samples exceeded the water quality evaluation guideline criteria.
Data Reference: Data for Various Pollutants in Ventura County, 2006-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Los Angeles Region Basin Plan objective is "No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses."
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The California Toxics Rule Criteria Continuous Concentration (4-day Average) for Aquatic Life is 15 ug/L (at pH= 7.8) as expressed as a function of pH.
Guideline Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Spatial Representation: Twenty-two samples were collected from Santa Clara River at Freeman Diversion at 11th Street Drain (tributary to Santa Clara River)at sample location Santa Paula-1.
Temporal Representation: Water samples were collected in 2006 (one sample), in 2007 (7 samples), in 2008 (6 samples), in 2009 (6 samples) and in 2010 (two samples).
Environmental Conditions: There was no special environmental condition reported.
QAPP Information: Samples were collected and analyzed in accordance to Ventrua County Agricultural Irrigated Land Group (VCAILG) Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) dated Augus 3, 2006.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
 
DECISION ID
66958
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Permethrin
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
1 of 1 sample exceeded the CRITERIA.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is insufficient justification for placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 1 of 1 sample exceeded the CRITERIA and this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 3.1.
4. Pursuant to SECTION 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66958, Permethrin
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88825
 
Pollutant: Permethrin, total
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 1 of 1 samples exceed the criterion for Permethrin, Total. One sample result(s) were not used in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Basin Plan).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: UC Davis Aquatic Life Criteria: Aquatic life should not be affected unacceptably if the 4-day average concentration of Permethrin; Permethrin, total does not exceed 0.0002 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: Aquatic life water quality criteria derived via the UC Davis method: ll. Pyrethroid insecticides. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 216:51-103.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66717
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Phorate
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERION.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is insufficient justification for placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 2 samples exceeded the CRITERION and this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 3.1.
4. Pursuant to SECTION 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66717, Phorate
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88841
 
Pollutant: Phorate
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Phorate.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Phorate is the median lethal concentration (LC50; 2 ug/L).
Guideline Reference: OPP Pesticide Ecotoxicity Database.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66719
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Phosmet
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 1 sample exceeded the CRITERION.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is insufficient justification for placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 1 sample exceeded the CRITERION and this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 3.1.
4. Pursuant to SECTION 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66719, Phosmet
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88857
 
Pollutant: Phosmet
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceed the criterion for Phosmet.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: According to the USEPA Office of Pesticide Programs Ecotoxicity database, the aquatic life EC50 for Phosmet is 5.6 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: OPP Pesticide Ecotoxicity Database.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected on a single day 2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66768
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Silver
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 18 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 18 samples exceeded the CRITERIA and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66768, Silver
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88640
 
Pollutant: Silver
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 18
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: None of the eighteen samples exceeded the hardness adjusted water quality criteria.
Data Reference: Data for Various Pollutants in Ventura County, 2006-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Surface waters shall not contain concentrations of chemical constituents in amounts that adversely affect any designated beneficial use.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: California Toxics Rule (CTR) lists criterion maximum concentrations for silver to protect aquatic life in freshwater (1-hour average). The silver criterion in freshwater is hardness dependent for each sample and varies based on the ambient hardness during sampling. Section (b)(1) in CTR contains the hardness dependent formula for the metals criterion. If no hardness data were available, a value of 100 mg/L was used.
Guideline Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected approximately monthly from December 2006 through May 2009.
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected from station ME-SCR at 34.29920, -119.10806.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Samples were collected and analyzed in accordance with Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Land Group (VCAILG) Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) dated August 3, 2006.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
 
DECISION ID
66960
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Sulfates
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.2 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.2 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

2 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 2 samples exceeded the OBJECTIVE.
0 of 2 samples exceeded the OBJECTIVE.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is insufficient justification for placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 2 and 0 of 2 samples exceeded the OBJECTIVE and this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 26 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 3.2.
4. Pursuant to SECTION 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66960, Sulfates
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88716
 
Pollutant: Sulfates
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: None of the 2 samples exceeded the site-specific objective.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Sulfate site-specific objective from table 3-8 of the Los Angeles Region Basin Plan is 650 mg/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from the S03D_BARDS station.
Temporal Representation: The sample was collected on the following dates: 01/24/08 and 02/06/09.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66960, Sulfates
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88642
 
Pollutant: Sulfates
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Sulfate.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Table 3-8 of The Water Quality Control Plan for the Los Angeles Region specifies the Sulfate objective for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) within the Santa Clara River's Between A Street, Fillmore, and Freeman Diversion "Dam" near Saticoy reach boundary as 650 mg/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66964
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Temperature, water
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.2 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.2 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 3 samples exceeded the OBJECTIVE.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is insufficient justification for placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 3 samples exceeded the OBJECTIVE and this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 26 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 3.2.
4. Pursuant to SECTION 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66964, Temperature, water
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88717
 
Pollutant: Temperature, water
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 3
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 3 samples exceed the criterion for Water Temperature.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: For waters designated WARM, water temperature shall not be altered by more than 5 deg. F above the natural temperature. At no time shall these WARM-designated waters be raised above 80 deg. F as a result of waste discharges.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 12/19/2007-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
66959
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Toxaphene
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence are necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 0 sample exceeded the CRITERION.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is insufficient justification for placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 0 sample exceeded the CRITERION and this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 3.1.
4. Pursuant to SECTION 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66959, Toxaphene
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88728
 
Pollutant: Toxaphene
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 0 samples exceed the criterion for Toxaphene. Two sample result(s) were not used in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Toxaphene criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 4-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater is 0.0002 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/24/2008-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66959, Toxaphene
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88741
 
Pollutant: Toxaphene
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Since the criteria is smaller than the reporting limit and method detection limit, none of samples can be counted.
Data Reference: Data for Various Pollutants in Ventura County, 2006-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Los Angeles Region Basin Plan objective is "No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses."
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: Criteria Continuous Concentration (4-day Average) is 0.0002 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Spatial Representation: Twenty-two samples were collected from Santa Clara River at Freeman Diversion at 11th Street Drain (tributary to Santa Clara River)at sample location Santa Paula-1.
Temporal Representation: Water samples were collected in 2006 (one sample), in 2007 (7 samples), in 2008 (6 samples), in 2009 (6 samples) and in 2010 (two samples).
Environmental Conditions: There was no special environmental condition reported.
QAPP Information: Samples were collected and analyzed in accordance to Ventrua County Agricultural Irrigated Land Group (VCAILG) Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) dated Augus 3, 2006.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
 
DECISION ID
66769
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Zinc
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 18 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 18 samples exceeded the CRITERIA and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66769, Zinc
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88742
 
Pollutant: Zinc
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 18
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: None of the eighteen samples exceeded the hardness adjusted water quality criteria.
Data Reference: Data for Various Pollutants in Ventura County, 2006-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Surface waters shall not contain concentrations of chemical constituents in amounts that adversely affect any designated beneficial use.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: California Toxics Rule (CTR) lists criterion continuous concentrations (4-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater. The criterion in freshwater is hardness dependent for each sample and varies based on the ambient hardness during sampling. Section (b)(1) in CTR contains the hardness dependent formula for the metals criterion. If no hardness data were available, a value of 100 mg/L was used.
Guideline Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected approximately monthly from December 2006 through May 2009.
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected from station ME-SCR at 34.29920, -119.10806.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Samples were collected and analyzed in accordance with Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Land Group (VCAILG) Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) dated August 3, 2006.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
 
DECISION ID
66961
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: pH
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.2 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.2 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

4 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 18 samples exceeded the OBJECTIVE.
0 of 3 samples exceeded the OBJECTIVE.
0 of 3 samples exceeded the OBJECTIVE.
0 of 3 samples exceeded the OBJECTIVE.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is insufficient justification for placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 0 of 18, 0 of 3, 0 of 3 and 0 of 3 samples exceeded the OBJECTIVE and this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 26 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 3.2.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66961, pH
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88826
 
Pollutant: pH
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 3
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 3 samples exceed the criterion for pH.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, Los Angeles Basin: the pH for insland surface waters, bays, or estuaries shall not be depressed below 6.5 or raised above 8.5 as a result of waste discharges.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 12/19/2007-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66961, pH
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88838
 
Pollutant: pH
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 3
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 3 samples exceed the criterion for pH.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, Los Angeles Basin: the pH for insland surface waters, bays, or estuaries shall not be depressed below 6.5 or raised above 8.5 as a result of waste discharges.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 12/19/2007-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66961, pH
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88840
 
Pollutant: pH
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 18
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Numeric data generated from 18 averages of pH had no exceedences.
Data Reference: Data for Various Pollutants in Ventura County, 2006-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The pH of all inland surface waters shall not be depressed below 6.5 or raised above 8.5 as a result of waste discharges.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from the ME-SCR station.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected once in 2006 and approximately 5 times a year from 2007 to 2009.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: NPDES quality assurance.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66961, pH
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88827
 
Pollutant: pH
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Non-Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 3
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed Agwaiver data for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 3 samples exceed the criterion for pH.
Data Reference: Data for various Pollutants from the Ag Waiver Program, 2007-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, Los Angeles Basin: the pH for insland surface waters, bays, or estuaries shall not be depressed below 6.5 or raised above 8.5 as a result of waste discharges.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street) was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Discharge Along Bardsdale Ave. at Santa Clara River - S03D_Bards]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 12/19/2007-2/6/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. A QAPP and monitoring plan was submitted. Data was collected by the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group for Order No. R4- 2005-0080.)
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group.
 
 
DECISION ID
67437
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Escherichia coli (E. coli)
Final Listing Decision: List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Sources: Source Unknown
Expected TMDL Completion Date: 2027
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.2 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.2 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

2 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. 9 of the 30 samples exceed the objective.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification in favor of placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 9 of 30 samples exceed the objective and this exceeds the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.2 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are exceeded and a pollutant contributes to or causes the problem.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 67437, Escherichia coli (E. coli)
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88671
 
Pollutant: Escherichia coli (E. coli)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 18
Number of Exceedances: 8
 
Data and Information Type: Not Specified
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Eight of the eighteen samples exceeded the E. coli objective.
Data Reference: Data for Various Pollutants in Ventura County, 2006-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The E. coli density shall not exceed 235/100 ml. (Water Quality Control Plan for the Los Angeles Region).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference: Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Bacteria - 1986. EPA440/5-84-002
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from ME-SCR Santa Clara River at Freeman Diversion.
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected from December 2006 to June 2009.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The samples were collected and analyzed under the Ventura Countywide Stormwater Monitoring Program.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 67437, Escherichia coli (E. coli)
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 96006
 
Pollutant: Escherichia coli (E. coli)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 12
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: Not Specified
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: One of the 12 samples exceeded the E. coli evaluation guideline.
Data Reference: Data for Various Pollutants from Wishtoyo Foundation's Ventura Coastkeeper, 2009-2010.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The E. coli density shall not exceed 235/100 ml. (Water Quality Control Plan for the Los Angeles Region).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from the following locations:
S-1 (Santa Clara River, downstream of SP-1 MS4)
SC-04 (Santa Clara River, downstream of SP-1 MS4)
SC-05 (Santa Clara River, Downstream of Sespe Confluence)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected from July 2009 to August 2010.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Wishtoyo Foundation volunteer monitoring QAPP was provided.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Wishtoyo Foundation.
 
 
DECISION ID
66954
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Mercury
Final Listing Decision: List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Sources: Source Unknown
Expected TMDL Completion Date: 2027
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
13 of 18 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification in favor of placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 13 of 18 samples exceeded the CRITERIA and this exceeds the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are exceeded and a pollutant contributes to or causes the problem.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66954, Mercury
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88761
 
Pollutant: Mercury
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 18
Number of Exceedances: 13
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Thirteen of the eighteen samples exceeded the water quality guideline.
Data Reference: Data for Various Pollutants in Ventura County, 2006-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Surface waters shall not contain concentrations of chemical constituents in amounts that adversely affect any designated beneficial use.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: National Recommended Water Quality Criteria Continuous Concentrations (4-day average concentrations) for freshwater aquatic organisms exposure to elemental mercury is 0.77 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: National Recommended Water Quality Criteria. United States Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water. Office of Science and Technology
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected approximately monthly from December 2006 through May 2009.
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected from station ME-SCR at 34.29920, -119.10806.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Samples were collected and analyzed in accordance with Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Land Group (VCAILG) Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) dated August 3, 2006.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
 
DECISION ID
66955
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Selenium
Final Listing Decision: List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Sources: Source Unknown
Expected TMDL Completion Date: 2027
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
11 of 18 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification in favor of placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 11 of 18 samples exceeded the CRITERIA and this exceeds the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are exceeded and a pollutant contributes to or causes the problem.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66955, Selenium
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88639
 
Pollutant: Selenium
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 18
Number of Exceedances: 11
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Eleven of the eighteen samples exceeded the water quality criteria.
Data Reference: Data for Various Pollutants in Ventura County, 2006-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Surface waters shall not contain concentrations of chemical constituents in amounts that adversely affect any designated beneficial use.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: California Toxics Rule (CTR) lists criterion continuous concentrations (4-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater. The CTR for selenium is 5.0 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected approximately monthly from December 2006 through May 2009.
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected from station ME-SCR at 34.29920, -119.10806.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Samples were collected and analyzed in accordance with Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Land Group (VCAILG) Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) dated August 3, 2006.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
 
DECISION ID
66965
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Indicator Bacteria
Final Listing Decision: List on 303(d) list (being addressed by USEPA approved TMDL)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Sources: Source Unknown
TMDL Name: Santa Clara River Coliform (23b & 34)
TMDL Project Code: 380
Date TMDL Approved by USEPA: 01/31/2012
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.2 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.2 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 3 samples exceeded the OBJECTIVE.

This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.3 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.3 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
8 0f 18 samples exceeded the OBJECTIVE.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification in favor of placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 8 of 18 samples exceeded the OBJECTIVE and this exceeds the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.2 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.

There is sufficient justification to place this waterbody/pollutant in the Being Addressed portion of the CWA 303(d) List because a TMDL has been completed and approved by USEPA, and is expected to result in attainment of the standard.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The Santa Clara River Bacteria TMDL was approved by USEPA on 01/31/2012.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are exceeded and a pollutant contributes to or causes the problem.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 66965, Indicator Bacteria
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 88671
 
Pollutant: Escherichia coli (E. coli)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 18
Number of Exceedances: 8
 
Data and Information Type: Not Specified
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Eight of the eighteen samples exceeded the E. coli objective.
Data Reference: Data for Various Pollutants in Ventura County, 2006-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The E. coli density shall not exceed 235/100 ml. (Water Quality Control Plan for the Los Angeles Region).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference: Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Bacteria - 1986. EPA440/5-84-002
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from ME-SCR Santa Clara River at Freeman Diversion.
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected from December 2006 to June 2009.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The samples were collected and analyzed under the Ventura Countywide Stormwater Monitoring Program.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
 
DECISION ID
67446
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Trash
Final Listing Decision: List on 303(d) list (being addressed by action other than TMDL)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Sources: Source Unknown
Expected Attainment Date: 2027
Implementation Action Other than TMDL: Trash related impairment is being addressed by implementation actions required under State Water Resources Control Board Resolution 2015-0019 ?Amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan for Ocean Waters of California to Control Trash and Part 1 Trash Provisions of the Water Quality Control Plan for Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays, and Estuaries of California?.
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.7 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.7 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

1 line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
10 of 14 samples exceeded the guideline.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification in favor of placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List. This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. 10 of 14 samples exceed the guideline and this exceeds the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.2 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are exceeded and a pollutant contributes to or causes the problem.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 67446, Trash
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 96065
 
Pollutant: Trash
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Nuisance
Matrix: Not Recorded
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Non-Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 14
Number of Exceedances: 10
 
Data and Information Type: Not Specified
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Ten of the 14 samples exceed the guideline for trash. Trash was observed and counted as part of the sampling efforts of the Ventura Coastkeepers.
Data Reference: Data for Various Pollutants from Wishtoyo Foundation's Ventura Coastkeeper, 2009-2010.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: From the Los Angeles RWQCB Basin Plan: Waters shall not contain floating materials, including solids, liquids, foams, and scum, in concentrations that cause nuisance or adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: Narrative objective evaluated using numeric target of zero trash in Los Angeles River Trash TMDL and other regional trash TMDLs.
Guideline Reference: Trash Total Maximum Daily Loads for the Los Angeles River Watershed Revised Draft Staff Report. California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region. July 27, 2007.
 
Spatial Representation: Area surveyed was:
SC-04 (Santa Clara River, downstream of SP-1 MS4)
SC-04 (Santa Clara River, just upstream of SP-1 MS4)
SC-05 (Santa Clara River, Downstream of Sespe Confluence)
S-1 (Santa Clara River, downstream of SP-1 MS4)
Temporal Representation: Trash collections occurred on the following dates: 7/25/2009. 8/30/ 2008, 9/20/2009, 9/27/2009, 10/28/2009, 10/29/2009, 1/30/2010, 2/27/2010, 5/25/2010, 5/25/2010, 6/25/2010, 7/18/2010, and 8/15/2010.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Wishtoyo Foundation volunteer monitoring QAPP was provided.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from Wishtoyo Foundation.
 
 
DECISION ID
34614
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
Pollutant: Toxicity
Final Listing Decision: List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2012)
Revision Status Original
Sources: Source Unknown
Expected TMDL Completion Date: 2021
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the section 303(d) list under section 3.6 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.6 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

One line(s) of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification for placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the section 303(d) list in the Water Quality Limited Segments category.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. Three of 22 samples exceed the water quality objective from the Basin Plan for the Coastal Watersheds of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties and this exceeds the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are met.
 
Regional Board Staff Decision Recommendation: This is a decision previously approved by the State Water Resources Control Board and the USEPA. No new data were assessed by the Regional Board for the current cycle. The decision has not changed.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 34614, Toxicity
Region 4     
Santa Clara River Reach 3 (Freeman Diversion to A Street)
 
LOE ID: 21470
 
Pollutant: Toxicity
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
Aquatic Life Use: Fish Migration | Preservation of Rare & Endangered Species | Wildlife Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 22
Number of Exceedances: 3
 
Data and Information Type: TOXICITY TESTING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Three of 22 samples exceeded the water quality objective from the Basin Plan for the Coastal Watersheds of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.
Data Reference: Monitoring Reports, containing Data for Physical, Water Quality, Biological Constituents, for the Storm Water Management/Urban Runoff Discharges for Ventura County Flood Control District, County of Ventura, and the cities of Ventura County NPDES Permit No. CAS004002.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Basin Plan states at there shall be no acute or chronic toxicity in ambient waters outside mixing zones.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: Toxicity was defined as a reduction of the NOEC below 100% and was considered significant if the effect on the sample exposure was greater than 25%. Chronic toxicity is further expressed as toxic units (TUc), where TUc = 100/NOEC.
The No Observable Effect Concentration (NOEC) is expressed as the maximum percent of receiving water that causes no observable effect on a test organism, as determined by the result of a critical life stage toxicity test. The NOEC is defined, in USEPA, 2002 as the the lowest concentration of toxicant to which organisms are exposed in a life-cycle or partial life-cycle (short-term) test, which causes adverse effects on the test organisms (i.e., where the values for the observed responses are statistically significantly different from the controls).
Guideline Reference: FINAL Calleguas Creek Watershed Toxicity, Chlorpyrifos and Diazinon TMDL Technical Report. 2005. Submitted to Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board. Prepared by Larry Walker Associates on behalf of the Calleguas Creek Watershed Management Plan. June 21, 2005.
  Methods for Measuring the Acute Toxicity of Effluents and Receiving Waters to Freshwater and Marine Organisms, Fourth Edition. EPA 600/4-90/27.
 
Spatial Representation: Ventura County Watershed Protect District conducted receiving water monitoring at the mass emission station, ME-SCR located at the Freeman Diversion.
Temporal Representation: Grab samples were taken during wet- and dry-weather events about six times a year from 2000 to 2006.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data collected for compliance with MS4.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Monitoring and reporting program No. CI 7388 for Storm Water Management/Urban Runoff Discharges for Ventura County Flood Control District, County of Ventura, and the cities of Ventura County NPDES Permit No. CAS004002