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

Supporting Information

Regional Board 4 - Los Angeles Region

Water Body Name: Las Virgenes Creek
Water Body ID: CAR4042201019990201141611
Water Body Type: River & Stream
 
DECISION ID
44467
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
Pollutant: Benthic Community Effects
Final Listing Decision: Do Not Delist from 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2012)
Revision Status Revised
Sources: Source Unknown
Expected TMDL Completion Date: 2021
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 4.9 of the Listing Policy. Nine of the 11 more recent bioassesment surveys found the benthic community to be likely impacted or in poor condition. Additionally, this water body is impaired due to several pollutants.

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. Nine of the 11 more recent bioassessment surveys found the benthic community to be likely impacted or in poor condition. Additionally, this water body is impaired due to several pollutants.
4. Pursuant to section 4.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are met.

Historic State Board Review and Conclusion:
in 2010, State Water Board staff used a situation-specific weight of evidence approach to evaluate the Los Angeles Water Board benthic macroinvertebrate ?bioassessment listing. State Water Board staff determined that it is necessary to include these listings because additional data analyses and multiple line of evidence show that benthic macroinvertebrate populations are impacted by a wide range of stressors. Using this approach staff followed a three-step process for evaluation of all available water quality data including the chemistry and bioassessment data. In the first step, staff reviewed the Los Angeles Water Board data evaluation for bioassessment listing. In the second step, staff reviewed all other available bioassessment data because State Water Board staff learned that some data had not been considered for this listing decision by the Regional Water Board. In step 3 staff reviewed the chemistry water quality data available for dissolved oxygen and total nitrogen to determine the water quality condition in this water body segment.

In step 1 and 2, State Water Board staff evaluated the bioassessment data using the Southern California index of biological integrity (IBI). Staff reviewed the line of evidence prepared by the Los Angeles Water Board and additional bioassessment data. Benthic macroinvertebrate as measured by Southern California IBI in Las Virgenes Creek were poor from 2005 through 2008 indicating impairment of benthic community structure.

In step 3, the chemistry data for dissolved oxygen and total nitrogen were evaluated by State Water Board staff. Data for dissolved oxygen and total nitrogen were evaluated in a previous listing cycle. Dissolved oxygen and total nitrogen showed impairment to the warm freshwater habitat and it resulted in listing this water body in 1996 and 1998. In this step State Water Board staff evaluated the most recent available data for dissolved oxygen and total nitrogen. The data for dissolved oxygen show that 19 of 30 samples exceeded the water quality objective of 5.0 mg/L. The data for total nitrogen show that 64 of 66 samples exceeded the water quality objective of 1.0 mg/L. The weight of evidence of the data and information indicate that the beneficial use of the water is not supported.


The water quality chemistry and bioassessment data provide a substantial basis that benthic macroinvertebrate populations are impacted by a wide range of anthropogenic stressors. Based on the available data and information, staff recommend to list for benthic macroinvertebrate-bioassessment.
 
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 44467, Benthic Community Effects
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85512
 
Pollutant: Oxygen, Dissolved
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Fish Spawning
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 2
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 2 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Oxygen, Dissolved.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: 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 both COLD and SPWN shall not be depressed below 7 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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 44467, Benthic Community Effects
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85513
 
Pollutant: Oxygen, Dissolved
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 1 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Oxygen, Dissolved.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: 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 COLD shall not be depressed below 6 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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 44467, Benthic Community Effects
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85514
 
Pollutant: Oxygen, Dissolved
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 84
Number of Exceedances: 10
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Numeric data generated from 84 minimums of Dissolved Oxygen concentrations had 10 exceedences.
Data Reference: Data for Metals, Nuisance, Nutrients, Other Inorganics, and Salinity in Various Region 4 Water Bodies, 2006-2010.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Dissolved Oxygen Water Quality Objective of all surface waters designated as Warm Fresh Water Aquatic Habitat shall not be depressed below 5 mg/l.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from the MCW-8b, R1_LIBCYN, S_LLASVIR, and S_ULASVIR stations.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected approximately semi-annually from August 2006 to November 2008.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: NPDES quality assurance.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 44467, Benthic Community Effects
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85511
 
Pollutant: Oxygen, Dissolved
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 1 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Oxygen, Dissolved.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: 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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 44467, Benthic Community Effects
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 2260
 
Pollutant: Coliform Bacteria
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
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 44467, Benthic Community Effects
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 95279
 
Pollutant: Benthic-Macroinvertebrate Bioassessments
LOE Subgroup: Population/Community Degradation
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 3
Number of Exceedances: 3
 
Data and Information Type: Benthic macroinvertebrate surveys
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: All three samples collected had CSCI scores below the 0.79 threshold. The samples were collected at 3 different sites. The CSCI scores for these sites were 0.71 at Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128, 0.75 at Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266, 17 at Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664. (samples collected at the same site on the same day were averaged)
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations that are lethal to or that produce significant alterations in population or community ecology or receiving water biota. In addition, the health and life history characteristics of aquatic organisms in waters affected by controllable water quality factors shall not differ significantly from those for the same waters in areas unaffected by controllable water quality factors.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The California Stream Condition Index (CSCI) is a biological scoring tool that helps aquatic resource managers translate complex data about benthic macroinvertebrates found living in a stream into an overall measure of stream health. The CSCI score is calculated by comparing the expected condition with actual (observed) results (Rhen, A.C. et al., 2015). CSCI scores range from 0 (highly degraded) to greater than 1 (equivalent to reference). CSCI scoring of biological condition are as follows (per the scientific paper supporting the development of the CSCI scoring tool): greater than or equal to 0.92 = likely intact condition, 0.91 to 0.80 = possibly altered condition, 0.79 to 0.63 = likely altered condition, less than or equal to 0.62 = very likely altered condition. Sites with scores below 0.79 are considered to have exceeded the water quality objective for the aquatic life beneficial use.
Guideline Reference: The California Stream Condition Index (CSCI): A New Statewide Biological Scoring Tool for Assessing the Health of Freshwater Streams.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266, and Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664.
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected in June 2008 and May 2009.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Samples were collected for the SWAMP RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY 2008 and 2009 following SWAMP protocols and stored in the SWAMP database.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 44467, Benthic Community Effects
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 28587
 
Pollutant: Nutrients (Algae)
LOE Subgroup: Narrative Description Data
Matrix: Not Specified
Fraction: None
 
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: A TMDL has been established for this water segment-pollutant combination. The Malibu Creek Watershed Nutrient TMDL was established by USEPA on March 21, 2003.
Data Reference: Staff report, appendix, and letter to SWRCB and Los Angeles RWQCB establishing a TMDL for Nutrients in the Malibu Creek Watershed.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion:
Objective/Criterion Reference:
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation:
Temporal Representation:
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: QA information unavailable.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 44467, Benthic Community Effects
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 3887
 
Pollutant: Trash
LOE Subgroup: Visual
Matrix: Not Specified
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Non-Contact Recreation
 
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 pre-2006 303(d)
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Unspecified
Objective/Criterion Reference: Placeholder reference pre-2006 303(d)
 
Evaluation Guideline: Unspecified
Guideline Reference: Placeholder reference pre-2006 303(d)
 
Spatial Representation: Unspecified
Temporal Representation: Unspecified
Environmental Conditions: Unspecified
QAPP Information: Unspecified
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 44467, Benthic Community Effects
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 3885
 
Pollutant: Sedimentation/Siltation
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 pre-2006 303(d)
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Unspecified
Objective/Criterion Reference: Placeholder reference pre-2006 303(d)
 
Evaluation Guideline: Unspecified
Guideline Reference: Placeholder reference pre-2006 303(d)
 
Spatial Representation: Unspecified
Temporal Representation: Unspecified
Environmental Conditions: Unspecified
QAPP Information: Unspecified
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 44467, Benthic Community Effects
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 3882
 
Pollutant: Nutrients (Algae)
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 pre-2006 303(d)
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Unspecified
Objective/Criterion Reference: Placeholder reference pre-2006 303(d)
 
Evaluation Guideline: Unspecified
Guideline Reference: Placeholder reference pre-2006 303(d)
 
Spatial Representation: Unspecified
Temporal Representation: Unspecified
Environmental Conditions: Unspecified
QAPP Information: Unspecified
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 44467, Benthic Community Effects
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 3883
 
Pollutant: Organic Enrichment/Low Dissolved Oxygen
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 pre-2006 303(d)
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Unspecified
Objective/Criterion Reference: Placeholder reference pre-2006 303(d)
 
Evaluation Guideline: Unspecified
Guideline Reference: Placeholder reference pre-2006 303(d)
 
Spatial Representation: Unspecified
Temporal Representation: Unspecified
Environmental Conditions: Unspecified
QAPP Information: Unspecified
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 44467, Benthic Community Effects
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 3884
 
Pollutant: Scum/Foam-unnatural
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Nuisance
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Non-Contact Recreation
 
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 pre-2006 303(d)
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion:
Objective/Criterion Reference: Placeholder reference pre-2006 303(d)
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference: Placeholder reference pre-2006 303(d)
 
Spatial Representation: Unspecified
Temporal Representation: Unspecified
Environmental Conditions: Unspecified
QAPP Information: Unspecified
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 44467, Benthic Community Effects
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 30174
 
Pollutant: Benthic-Macroinvertebrate Bioassessments
LOE Subgroup: Population/Community Degradation
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
Aquatic Life Use: Fish Migration | Fish Spawning | Preservation of Rare & Endangered Species | Wetland Habitat | Wildlife Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Benthic macroinvertebrate surveys
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Two sites sampled in 2005 IBI scores were calculated at 17 category ?very poor? and 34, category ?poor.?
Data Reference: Malibu Bioassessment Winter 2005
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Basin Plan states that: "All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations that are toxic to, or that produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant or animal, or aquatic life. Compliance with this objective will be determined by use of indicator organisms, analysis of species diversity, population density, growth anomalies, bioassays of appropriate duration or other appropriate methods as specified by the State or Regional Board.?
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The IBI is a multi-metric assessment that employs biological metrics that respond to a habitat or water quality impairment. Each of the biological metrics measured at a site are converted to an IBI score then summed. These cumulative scores are then ranked as very good (80-100), good (60-79), fair (40-49), poor (20-39) and very poor (0-19) habitat conditions. Sites with scores below 39 are considered to have impaired conditions.
Guideline Reference: A Quantitative Tool for Assessing the Integrity of Southern Coastal California Streams. Appendix 7-B Environmental Management Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. 493-504.
 
Spatial Representation: Two sites in Las Virgenes Creek were sampled, LV5 and LV9.
Temporal Representation: Sites were sampled in winter of 2005.
Environmental Conditions: Benthic macroinvertebrate populations and IBI scores may also be affected by a wide range of anthropogenic stressors.
QAPP Information: Data was collected in compliance with California Stream Bioassessment Procedure. Collection procedures were audited by California Department of Fish and Game in 2006.
QAPP Information Reference(s): California Stream Bioassessment Procedure (Protocol Brief for Biological and Physical/Habitat Assessment in Wadeable Streams) California Department of Fish and Game Water Pollution Control Laboratory Aquatic Bioassessment Laboratory Revision Date - December, 2003
  California Stream Bioassessment Procedure Biological and Physical Habitat Field Audit
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 44467, Benthic Community Effects
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 30175
 
Pollutant: Benthic-Macroinvertebrate Bioassessments
LOE Subgroup: Population/Community Degradation
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
Aquatic Life Use: Fish Migration | Fish Spawning | Preservation of Rare & Endangered Species | Wetland Habitat | Wildlife Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Benthic macroinvertebrate surveys
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: The IBI scores at these sites ranked in the ?very poor? and ?poor? range (12 and 25) in the spring and ?poor? and ?very poor? range (11 and 23) in the fall.
Data Reference: Malibu Watershed 2005 Bioassessment Monitoring Report. (2005) The Malibu Creek Watershed Monitoring Program City of Calabasas, Environmental Services Division. Submitted by: Aquatic Bioassay and Consulting Laboratories.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Basin Plan states that: "All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations that are toxic to, or that produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant or animal, or aquatic life. Compliance with this objective will be determined by use of indicator organisms, analysis of species diversity, population density, growth anomalies, bioassays of appropriate duration or other appropriate methods as specified by the State or Regional Board.?
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The IBI is a multi-metric assessment that employs biological metrics that respond to a habitat or water quality impairment. Each of the biological metrics measured at a site are converted to an IBI score then summed. These cumulative scores are then ranked as very good (80-100), good (60-79), fair (40-49), poor (20-39) and very poor (0-19) habitat conditions. Sites with scores below 39 are considered to have impaired conditions.
Guideline Reference: A Quantitative Tool for Assessing the Integrity of Southern Coastal California Streams. Appendix 7-B Environmental Management Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. 493-504.
 
Spatial Representation: Two sites in Las Virgenes Creek were sampled, LV1 at 34 10.108' N 118 42.155' W and LV2 at 34 07.507' N 118 42.494' W
Temporal Representation: Sites were sampled in Spring and Fall of 2005
Environmental Conditions: Benthic macroinvertebrate populations and IBI scores may also be affected by a wide range of anthropogenic stressors.
QAPP Information: Data was collected in compliance with California Stream Bioassessment Procedure.
QAPP Information Reference(s): California Stream Bioassessment Procedure (Protocol Brief for Biological and Physical/Habitat Assessment in Wadeable Streams) California Department of Fish and Game Water Pollution Control Laboratory Aquatic Bioassessment Laboratory Revision Date - December, 2003
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 44467, Benthic Community Effects
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 28597
 
Pollutant: Scum/Foam-unnatural
LOE Subgroup: Narrative Description Data
Matrix: Not Specified
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Non-Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Not Specified
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: A TMDL has been established for this water segment-pollutant combination. The Malibu Creek Watershed Nutrient TMDL was established by USEPA on March 21, 2003.
Data Reference: Staff report, appendix, and letter to SWRCB and Los Angeles RWQCB establishing a TMDL for Nutrients in the Malibu Creek Watershed.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion:
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Evaluation Guideline:
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Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: QA information unavailable.
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Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 44467, Benthic Community Effects
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 28602
 
Pollutant: Organic Enrichment/Low Dissolved Oxygen
LOE Subgroup: Narrative Description Data
Matrix: Not Specified
Fraction: None
 
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: A TMDL has been established for this water segment-pollutant combination. The Malibu Creek Watershed Nutrient TMDL was established by USEPA on March 21, 2003.
Data Reference: Staff report, appendix, and letter to SWRCB and Los Angeles RWQCB establishing a TMDL for Nutrients in the Malibu Creek Watershed.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion:
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Evaluation Guideline:
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QAPP Information: QA information unavailable.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 44467, Benthic Community Effects
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 28703
 
Pollutant: Benthic-Macroinvertebrate Bioassessments
LOE Subgroup: Population/Community Degradation
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
Aquatic Life Use: Fish Migration | Fish Spawning | Preservation of Rare & Endangered Species | Wetland Habitat | Wildlife Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 5
Number of Exceedances: 3
 
Data and Information Type: Benthic macroinvertebrate surveys
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: A total of three of five sites showed an increase in density of mud snails over the three years of sampling (2006, 2007, 2008) and six of 10 sites sampled showed medium or high densities of mud snail in 2008.
Data Reference: New Zealand Mudsnail Surveys July 2006, July 2007 and October 2008 Santa Monica Mountains. Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission / Santa Monica Baykeeper.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Basin Plan states that: "All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations that are toxic to, or that produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant or animal, or aquatic life. Compliance with this objective will be determined by use of indicator organisms, analysis of species diversity, population density, growth anomalies, bioassays of appropriate duration or other appropriate methods as specified by the State or Regional Board.?
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: Presence of high densities and increasing densities. While quantitative and predictive research continues, due to its ability to attain extremely high densities, the impacts of the mudsnails on aquatic ecosystems where it occurs in the western U.S. are large and include: decreased densities of native macroinvertebrates and reduced food resources; decreased whole-stream algal production; poor food source in that mudsnails are much more difficult to digest, with their hard shells and operculum than are the thin-shelled, native pulmonate snails that do not have opercula or than soft-bodied, aquatic insect larvae.
Guideline Reference: The New Zealand Mudsnail Invades the Western United States. Aquatic Nuisance Species Digest Volume 4 No. 4.
 
Spatial Representation: 10 sites were sampled in the following locations in Las Virgenes Creek: end of Las Virgenes Rd; SMMC open space; open space in the 2nd crossing W of L.V. Creek; dead end of Las Virgenes Rd. gate on right side; Lost Hills Rd. Bridge at the Starbuck?s parking lot; Apartments upstream of RCD Stream Restoration; RCD Stream Restoration site on Lost Hills Rd; De?Anza Park, on the path down to creek; White Oak Farms Bridge; Upstream Crags Rd. crossing MCSP; D.S.
Temporal Representation: Five sites were sampled in July of 2006 and the additional five sites were sampled in July of 2007 and October of 2008.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data was collected as detailed in the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission and Santa Monica Baykeeper New Zealand Mudsnail Surveys.
QAPP Information Reference(s): New Zealand Mudsnail Surveys July 2006, July 2007 and October 2008 Santa Monica Mountains. Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission / Santa Monica Baykeeper.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 44467, Benthic Community Effects
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85651
 
Pollutant: Benthic-Macroinvertebrate Bioassessments
LOE Subgroup: Population/Community Degradation
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 3
Number of Exceedances: 3
 
Data and Information Type: Benthic macroinvertebrate surveys
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Three samples were collected from Las Virgenes Creek over three years. Three of the three samples collected had IBI scores below 40. The scores were 17 (2006), 20 (2007), and 16 (2008).
Data Reference: Bioassessment Monitoring Report in Los Angeles County, 2006-2008.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations that are toxic to, or that produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant or animal, or aquatic life. Compliance with this objective will be determined by use of indicator organisms, analysis of species diversity, population density, growth anomalies, bioassays of appropriate duration or other appropriate methods as specified by the State or Regional Board.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The IBI is a multi-metric assessment that employs biological metrics that respond to a habitat or water quality impairment. Each of the biological metrics measured at a site are converted to an IBI score then summed. These cumulative scores are then ranked. For the Southern California IBI, sites with scores below 40 are considered to have impaired conditions.
Guideline Reference: Development of a Benthic Index of Biotic Integrity (B-IBI) for Wadeable Streams in Northern Coastal California and its Application to Regional 305(b) Assessment
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from Las Virgenes Creek near the Los Angeles County line, station 16.
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Qaulity assurance is good. Los Angeles County Department of Public Works (LACDPW) contracted Weston Solutions, Inc. to perform biological assessments. Sampling and analysis followed the protocols described in the California Stream Bioassessment Procedure (CSBP) (Harrington, 2003), and also incorporated the Southern California Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) (Ode et al., 2005).
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 44467, Benthic Community Effects
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85643
 
Pollutant: Benthic-Macroinvertebrate Bioassessments
LOE Subgroup: Population/Community Degradation
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 6
Number of Exceedances: 5
 
Data and Information Type: Benthic macroinvertebrate surveys
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Five of the six samples collected had IBI scores below 40. The samples were collected at three different sites. The scores were, 19 (fall 2006) and 9 (spring 2009) for site LV13; 14 (fall 2006) and 26 (spring 2009) for site LV5; and 34 (fall 2006), 41 (spring 2009) for site LV9.
Data Reference: Data for abundance calculations, taxa list and IBI scores in Malibu Creek Watershed, 2006-2009.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations that are toxic to, or that produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant or animal, or aquatic life. Compliance with this objective will be determined by use of indicator organisms, analysis of species diversity, population density, growth anomalies, bioassays of appropriate duration or other appropriate methods as specified by the State or Regional Board. Region 4 Basin Plan.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The IBI is a multi-metric assessment that employs biological metrics that respond to a habitat or water quality impairment. Each of the biological metrics measured at a site are converted to an IBI score then summed. These cumulative scores are then ranked. For the Southern California IBI, sites with scores below 40 are considered to have impaired conditions.
Guideline Reference: Development of a Benthic Index of Biotic Integrity (B-IBI) for Wadeable Streams in Northern Coastal California and its Application to Regional 305(b) Assessment
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected at station LV13 Las Virgenes Creek, Lost Hills Rd east of Malibu Hills Rd. Apartments, LV5 Las Virgenes Creek. Malibu Creek State Park, and LV9 Las Virgenes Creek.
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected in the fall 2006, and the spring of 2009.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data was collected in compliance with California Stream Bioassessment Procedure. Collection procedures were audited by California Department of Fish and Game in 2006.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
 
DECISION ID
44477
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
Pollutant: Selenium
Final Listing Decision: Do Not Delist from 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2012)
Revision Status Revised
Sources: Source Unknown
Expected TMDL Completion Date: 2019
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 4.1 of the Listing Policy. Under this section a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

3 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess pollutant.
4 of the 4 samples exceed the CRITERIA.
4 of the 4 samples exceed the CRITERIA.
0 of the 0 samples exceed the CRITERIA.

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. 4 of 4, 4 of 4 and 0 of 0 samples exceeded the CRITERIA and this exceeds 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 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 44477, Selenium
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85538
 
Pollutant: Selenium
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 4
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 4 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Selenium, dissolved.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The selenium criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 4-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater is 0.005 mg/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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 44477, Selenium
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 3886
 
Pollutant: Selenium
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 pre-2006 303(d)
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Unspecified
Objective/Criterion Reference: Placeholder reference pre-2006 303(d)
 
Evaluation Guideline: Unspecified
Guideline Reference: Placeholder reference pre-2006 303(d)
 
Spatial Representation: Unspecified
Temporal Representation: Unspecified
Environmental Conditions: Unspecified
QAPP Information: Unspecified
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 44477, Selenium
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85537
 
Pollutant: Selenium
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 4
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 4 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Selenium, dissolved.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The selenium criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 4-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater is 0.005 mg/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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
34006
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
Pollutant: Indicator Bacteria
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
TMDL Name: Malibu Pathogens (47 in part)
TMDL Project Code: 236
Date TMDL Approved by USEPA: 01/01/2005
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for listing under section 2.2 of the Listing Policy. Under this section of the Policy, a minimum of one line of evidence is needed to assess listing status.

One line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. A TMDL has been developed and approved by USEPA and an approved implementation plan is expected to result in attainment of the standard. The Malibu Creek Watershed Bacteria TMDL was approved by USEPA in January of 2006.

Based on the readily available information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification in favor of placing this water segment-pollutant combination in the Water Quality Limited Segments Being Addressed portion of the section 303(d) list.
 
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 34006, Indicator Bacteria
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 2260
 
Pollutant: Coliform Bacteria
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
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):
 
 
DECISION ID
42753
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
Pollutant: Organic Enrichment/Low Dissolved Oxygen
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: Agriculture-animal | Atmospheric Deposition | Golf course activities | Groundwater Loadings | Irrigated Crop Production | Major Municipal Point Source-dry and/or wet weather discharge | Onsite Wastewater Systems (Septic Tanks) | Urban Runoff/Storm Sewers
TMDL Name: Malibu Creek Nutrients (50)
TMDL Project Code: 239
Date TMDL Approved by USEPA: 03/21/2003
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 section 4.2 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

5 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 0 samples exceeded the OBJECTIVE.
0 of 0 samples exceeded the OBJECTIVE.
1 of 4 samples exceeded the OBJECTIVE.
2 of 4 samples exceeded the OBJECTIVE.
11 of 88 samples exceeded 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. 0 of 0, 0 of 0, 1 of 4, 2 of 4 and 11 of 88 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 42753, Organic Enrichment/Low Dissolved Oxygen
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 3883
 
Pollutant: Organic Enrichment/Low Dissolved Oxygen
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 pre-2006 303(d)
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Unspecified
Objective/Criterion Reference: Placeholder reference pre-2006 303(d)
 
Evaluation Guideline: Unspecified
Guideline Reference: Placeholder reference pre-2006 303(d)
 
Spatial Representation: Unspecified
Temporal Representation: Unspecified
Environmental Conditions: Unspecified
QAPP Information: Unspecified
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 42753, Organic Enrichment/Low Dissolved Oxygen
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85514
 
Pollutant: Oxygen, Dissolved
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 84
Number of Exceedances: 10
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Numeric data generated from 84 minimums of Dissolved Oxygen concentrations had 10 exceedences.
Data Reference: Data for Metals, Nuisance, Nutrients, Other Inorganics, and Salinity in Various Region 4 Water Bodies, 2006-2010.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Dissolved Oxygen Water Quality Objective of all surface waters designated as Warm Fresh Water Aquatic Habitat shall not be depressed below 5 mg/l.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from the MCW-8b, R1_LIBCYN, S_LLASVIR, and S_ULASVIR stations.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected approximately semi-annually from August 2006 to November 2008.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: NPDES quality assurance.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 42753, Organic Enrichment/Low Dissolved Oxygen
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85513
 
Pollutant: Oxygen, Dissolved
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 1 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Oxygen, Dissolved.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: 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 COLD shall not be depressed below 6 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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 42753, Organic Enrichment/Low Dissolved Oxygen
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85512
 
Pollutant: Oxygen, Dissolved
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Fish Spawning
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 2
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 2 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Oxygen, Dissolved.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: 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 both COLD and SPWN shall not be depressed below 7 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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 42753, Organic Enrichment/Low Dissolved Oxygen
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 28602
 
Pollutant: Organic Enrichment/Low Dissolved Oxygen
LOE Subgroup: Narrative Description Data
Matrix: Not Specified
Fraction: None
 
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: A TMDL has been established for this water segment-pollutant combination. The Malibu Creek Watershed Nutrient TMDL was established by USEPA on March 21, 2003.
Data Reference: Staff report, appendix, and letter to SWRCB and Los Angeles RWQCB establishing a TMDL for Nutrients in the Malibu Creek Watershed.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion:
Objective/Criterion Reference:
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation:
Temporal Representation:
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: QA information unavailable.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 42753, Organic Enrichment/Low Dissolved Oxygen
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85511
 
Pollutant: Oxygen, Dissolved
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 1 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Oxygen, Dissolved.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: 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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
63930
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
Pollutant: Alkalinity as CaCO3
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 are necessary to assess listing status.

2 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 4 samples exceeded the OBJECTIVE.
0 of 4 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 4 and 0 of 4 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 63930, Alkalinity as CaCO3
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85630
 
Pollutant: Alkalinity as CaCO3
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Alkalinity as CaCO3.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: 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 (Water Quality Control Plan, Colorado River Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The Alkalinity as CaCO3 criteria for the protection of freshwater aquatic life is 20000 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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 63930, Alkalinity as CaCO3
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85629
 
Pollutant: Alkalinity as CaCO3
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: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Alkalinity as CaCO3.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: 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 (Water Quality Control Plan, Colorado River Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The Alkalinity as CaCO3 criteria for the protection of freshwater aquatic life is 20000 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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
63912
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
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 are necessary to assess listing status.

2 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 4 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.
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 and 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 63912, Aluminum
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85631
 
Pollutant: Aluminum
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
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: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Aluminum, dissolved.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: 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: The National Recommended Water Quality Critiera for the protection of aquatic life from aluminum is the chronic continuous concentration (expressed as a 4-day average) of 87 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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 63912, Aluminum
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85632
 
Pollutant: Aluminum
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Aluminum, dissolved.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: 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: The National Recommended Water Quality Critiera for the protection of aquatic life from aluminum is the chronic continuous concentration (expressed as a 4-day average) of 87 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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
63926
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
Pollutant: Ammonia
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.

3 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 4 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.
0 of 4 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.
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, 0 of 4 and 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 63926, Ammonia
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85496
 
Pollutant: Nitrogen, ammonia (Total Ammonia)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Fish Spawning
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: 0 of 4 samples exceed the water USEPA Temperature and pH-Dependent values of the CCC (Chronic Criterion) for Fish Early Life Stages Present for ammonia. The data are reported as non-detects. These non-detects are less than or equal to the water quality standard, the value will be considered as meeting the water quality standard, objective, criterion, or evaluation guideline.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, Los Angeles Region (Basin Plain): In order to protect aquatic life, ammonia concentrations in inland surface waters characteristic of freshwater shall not exceed the values calculated for the appropriated instream conditions shown in Tables 3-1 to 3-3 (per U.S. EPAs most recent criteria guidance document, 1999 Update of Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia). The freshwater 30-day average objective is dependent on pH, temperature, and the presence of early life stages of fish.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference: 1999 Update of Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected at 404BA1128 (Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128), 404S17266 (Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266), 404S17664 (Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664) and 404S22464 (Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464).
Temporal Representation: Samples collected on 6/19/2008, 5/19/2009, and 5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 63926, Ammonia
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 94395
 
Pollutant: Nitrogen, ammonia (Total Ammonia)
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: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Ammonia as N, Total.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: 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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 63926, Ammonia
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 94396
 
Pollutant: Nitrogen, ammonia (Total Ammonia)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Ammonia as N, Total.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: 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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
63913
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
Pollutant: Arsenic
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.

2 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 4 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.
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 and 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 63913, Arsenic
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85641
 
Pollutant: Arsenic
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
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: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Arsenic, dissolved.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The dissolved arsenic criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 4-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater for dissolved arsenic is 0.150 mg/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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 63913, Arsenic
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85642
 
Pollutant: Arsenic
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Arsenic, dissolved.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The dissolved arsenic criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 4-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater for dissolved arsenic is 0.150 mg/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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
63914
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
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 are necessary to assess listing status.

2 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 4 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.
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 and 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 63914, Bifenthrin
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85652
 
Pollutant: Bifenthrin
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: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Bifenthrin.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: 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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 63914, Bifenthrin
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85653
 
Pollutant: Bifenthrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Bifenthrin.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: 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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
63915
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
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 are necessary to assess listing status.

2 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 4 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.
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 and 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 63915, Cadmium
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85654
 
Pollutant: Cadmium
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
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: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Cadmium, dissolved.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: California Toxics Rule (CTR) lists criterion continuous concentrations 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.
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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 63915, Cadmium
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85655
 
Pollutant: Cadmium
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Cadmium, dissolved.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: California Toxics Rule (CTR) lists criterion continuous concentrations 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.
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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
63929
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
Pollutant: Chloride
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 are necessary to assess listing status.

3 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 1 sample exceeded the OBJECTIVE.
0 of 1 sample exceeded the OBJECTIVE.
0 of 1 sample 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 1, 0 of 1 and 0 of 1 sample 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 63929, Chloride
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85669
 
Pollutant: Chloride
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
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: The sample collected did not exceed the objective.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Table 3-8 states that the Chloride maximum concentration objective in the Malibu Creek watershed is 500 mg/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The sample was collected from the Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 station (404S17664).
Temporal Representation: The sample was collected on 5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: SWAMP QAPP
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 63929, Chloride
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85670
 
Pollutant: Chloride
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
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: The sample collected did not exceed the objective.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Table 3-8 states that the Chloride maximum concentration objective in the Malibu Creek watershed is 500 mg/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The sample was collected from the Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 station (404S22464).
Temporal Representation: The sample was collected on 5/19/2009.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: SWAMP QAPP
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 63929, Chloride
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85656
 
Pollutant: Chloride
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
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: The sample collected did not exceed the objective.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Table 3-8 states that the Chloride maximum concentration objective in the Malibu Creek watershed is 500 mg/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The sample was collected from the Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 station (404S17266).
Temporal Representation: The sample was collected on 5/19/2009.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: SWAMP QAPP
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
 
DECISION ID
63916
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
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 are necessary to assess listing status.

2 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 4 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.
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 and 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 63916, Chromium
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85671
 
Pollutant: Chromium
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
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: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Chromium, dissolved.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: California Toxics Rule (CTR) lists criterion continuous concentrations 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.
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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 63916, Chromium
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85672
 
Pollutant: Chromium
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Chromium, dissolved.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: California Toxics Rule (CTR) lists criterion continuous concentrations 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.
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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
63927
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
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 are necessary to assess listing status.

3 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
1 of 4 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.
0 of 4 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.
1 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. 1 of 4, 0 of 4 and 1 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 63927, Copper
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 82660
 
Pollutant: Copper
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
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 4 samples exceeded the hardness based criteria calculated for Copper.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, Los Angeles Region (LARWQCB 1994): All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations that are toxic to, or that produce detrimental physiological responses in human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. 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.
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: The samples were collected at station 404BA1128 (Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128), 404S17266 (Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266), 404S17664 (Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664), and 404S22464 (Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464).
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between 6/19/2008 and 5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 63927, Copper
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85674
 
Pollutant: Copper
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 1 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Copper, dissolved.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: California Toxics Rule (CTR) lists criterion continuous concentrations 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.
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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 63927, Copper
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85673
 
Pollutant: Copper
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 1 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Copper, dissolved.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: California Toxics Rule (CTR) lists criterion continuous concentrations 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.
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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
63917
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
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 are necessary to assess listing status.

2 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 4 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.
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 and 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 63917, Cyhalothrin, Lambda
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85675
 
Pollutant: Cyhalothrin, Lambda
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: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Cyhalothrin, lambda, total.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: 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: 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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 63917, Cyhalothrin, Lambda
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85690
 
Pollutant: Cyhalothrin, Lambda
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Cyhalothrin, lambda, total.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: 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: 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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
63918
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
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: 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.

2 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 4 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.
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 and 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 63918, Cypermethrin
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85691
 
Pollutant: Cypermethrin
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: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Cypermethrin, total.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: 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: The interim freshwater criterion maximum concentration is 0.002 ug/L (DFG 00-6, 2000).
Guideline Reference: Sacramento River Water Sampling Data for 303(d) Listing/Delisting Process. Letter W-101-200-000 and data files
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 63918, Cypermethrin
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85692
 
Pollutant: Cypermethrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Cypermethrin, total.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: 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: The interim freshwater criterion maximum concentration is 0.002 ug/L (DFG 00-6, 2000).
Guideline Reference: Sacramento River Water Sampling Data for 303(d) Listing/Delisting Process. Letter W-101-200-000 and data files
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
63919
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
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 are necessary to assess listing status.

2 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 4 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.
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 and 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 63919, Deltamethrin
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85693
 
Pollutant: Deltamethrin
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: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Deltamethrin.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: 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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 63919, Deltamethrin
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85694
 
Pollutant: Deltamethrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Deltamethrin.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: 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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
63920
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
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 are necessary to assess listing status.

2 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 4 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.
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 and 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 63920, Esfenvalerate/Fenvalerate
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85709
 
Pollutant: Esfenvalerate/Fenvalerate
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Esfenvalerate/Fenvalerate, total.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: 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 esfenvalerate/fenvalerate is the median lethal concentration (LC50) of 1.13 ug/L, as determined in a 96 hour toxicity test using the fathead minnow, Pimephales promelas. (USEPA OPP Ecotoxicity database)
Guideline Reference: OPP Pesticide Ecotoxicity Database.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 63920, Esfenvalerate/Fenvalerate
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85695
 
Pollutant: Esfenvalerate/Fenvalerate
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: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Esfenvalerate/Fenvalerate, total.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: 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 esfenvalerate/fenvalerate is the median lethal concentration (LC50) of 1.13 ug/L, as determined in a 96 hour toxicity test using the fathead minnow, Pimephales promelas. (USEPA OPP Ecotoxicity database)
Guideline Reference: OPP Pesticide Ecotoxicity Database.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
63921
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
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 are necessary to assess listing status.

2 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 4 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.
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 and 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 63921, Fenpropathrin
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85710
 
Pollutant: Fenpropathrin
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: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Fenpropathrin.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: 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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 63921, Fenpropathrin
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85711
 
Pollutant: Fenpropathrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Fenpropathrin.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: 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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
63922
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
Pollutant: Iron
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.

2 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 4 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.
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 and 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 63922, Iron
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85713
 
Pollutant: Iron
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Iron, Dissolved.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, Central Valley Region, Tulare Lake Basin: waters shall not contain chemical constituents in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
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 iron is 1,000 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: Data for this line of evidence for Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 63922, Iron
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85712
 
Pollutant: Iron
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
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: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Iron, Dissolved.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, Central Valley Region, Tulare Lake Basin: waters shall not contain chemical constituents in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
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 iron is 1,000 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: Data for this line of evidence for Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
63923
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
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 are necessary to assess listing status.

2 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 4 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.
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 and 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 63923, Lead
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85493
 
Pollutant: Lead
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Lead.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: California Toxics Rule (CTR) lists criterion continuous concentrations 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.
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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 63923, Lead
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85492
 
Pollutant: Lead
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
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: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Lead.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: California Toxics Rule (CTR) lists criterion continuous concentrations 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.
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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
63928
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
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 are necessary to assess listing status.

3 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 4 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.
0 of 4 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.
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, 0 of 4 and 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 63928, Nickel
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85494
 
Pollutant: Nickel
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 1 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Nickel, dissolved.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: California Toxics Rule (CTR) lists criterion continuous concentrations 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.
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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 63928, Nickel
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85495
 
Pollutant: Nickel
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 1 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Nickel, dissolved.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: California Toxics Rule (CTR) lists criterion continuous concentrations 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.
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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 63928, Nickel
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 82672
 
Pollutant: Nickel
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
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 4 samples exceeded the hardness based criteria calculated for Nickel.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, Los Angeles Region (LARWQCB 1994): All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations that are toxic to, or that produce detrimental physiological responses in human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. 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.
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: The samples were collected at station 404BA1128 (Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128), 404S17266 (Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266), 404S17664 (Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664), and 404S22464 (Las Virgenes Creek Site 2246).
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between 6/19/2008 and 5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
63933
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
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 are necessary to assess listing status.

2 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 0 sample exceeded the CRITERIA.
0 of 0 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 0 and 0 of 0 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 63933, Permethrin
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85523
 
Pollutant: Permethrin, total
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold 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 SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 0 samples exceed the criterion for Permethrin, Total. Four samples 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: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: 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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 63933, Permethrin
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85515
 
Pollutant: Permethrin, total
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 SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 0 samples exceed the criterion for Permethrin, Total. Four samples 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: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: 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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
63924
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
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 are necessary to assess listing status.

2 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 4 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.
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 and 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 63924, Silver
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85539
 
Pollutant: Silver
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
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: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Silver.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: California Toxics Rule (CTR) lists criterion continuous concentrations 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.
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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 63924, Silver
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85540
 
Pollutant: Silver
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Silver.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: California Toxics Rule (CTR) lists criterion continuous concentrations 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.
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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
33322
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
Pollutant: Sulfates
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2012)
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 are necessary to assess listing status.

2 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.

3 of the 4 samples exceeded the OBJECTIVE.
2 of the 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 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. 3 of 4 and 2 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 33322, Sulfates
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 2259
 
Pollutant: Sulfates
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 2
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Two samples with two exceeding. (SWAMP, 2004).
Data Reference: Placeholder reference 2006 303(d)
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: CCR- Title 22 Table 64449-B Secondary Maximum Contaminant Levels of 250 mg/l for Sulfate.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Placeholder reference 2006 303(d)
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: One station at Las Virgenes Creek:34.09732 -118.72087.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected March 2003 through March 2004.
Environmental Conditions: Malibu Creek Watershed: 404.22
QAPP Information: SWAMP Quality Assurance Plan.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 33322, Sulfates
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85544
 
Pollutant: Sulfates
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
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: The sample collected exceeded the objective.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Table 3-8 states that the Sulfates maximum concentration objective in the Malibu Creek watershed is 500 mg/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The sample was collected from the Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 station (404S22464).
Temporal Representation: The sample was collected on 5/19/2009.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: SWAMP QAPP
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 33322, Sulfates
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85541
 
Pollutant: Sulfates
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
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: The sample collected exceeded the objective.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Table 3-8 states that the Sulfates maximum concentration objective in the Malibu Creek watershed is 500 mg/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The sample was collected from the Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 station (404BA1128).
Temporal Representation: The sample was collected on 6/19/2008.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: SWAMP QAPP
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 33322, Sulfates
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85542
 
Pollutant: Sulfates
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
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: The sample collected exceeded the objective.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Table 3-8 states that the Sulfates maximum concentration objective in the Malibu Creek watershed is 500 mg/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The sample was collected from the Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 station (404S17266).
Temporal Representation: The sample was collected on 5/19/2009.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: SWAMP QAPP
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 33322, Sulfates
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85543
 
Pollutant: Sulfates
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
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: The sample collected did not exceed the objective.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Table 3-8 states that the Sulfates maximum concentration objective in the Malibu Creek watershed is 500 mg/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The sample was collected from the Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 station (404S17664).
Temporal Representation: The sample was collected on 5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: SWAMP QAPP
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
 
DECISION ID
63931
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
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 are necessary to assess listing status.

2 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
1 of 4 samples exceeded the OBJECTIVE.
0 of 4 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. 1 of 4 and 0 of 4 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 63931, Temperature, water
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85553
 
Pollutant: Temperature, water
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
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: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Water Temperature.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: 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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 63931, Temperature, water
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85552
 
Pollutant: Temperature, water
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 1 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Water Temperature.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Basin Plan states that the natural receiving water temperature of all regional waters shall not be altered unless it can be demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Regional Board that such alteration in temperature does not adversely affect beneficial uses. Alterations for waters designated COLD shall not be altered by more than 5 degrees Fahrenheit above the natural temperature.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: Inland Fishes of California (Moyle 1976) states that for rainbow trout the optimum range for growth and completion of most life stages is 13-21 degrees C (page 129).
Guideline Reference: Inland Fishes of California
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
63932
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
Pollutant: Total Dissolved Solids
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 are necessary to assess listing status.

4 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
1 of 1 sample exceeded the OBJECTIVE.
1 of 1 sample exceeded the OBJECTIVE.
1 of 1 sample exceeded the OBJECTIVE.
1 of 1 sample 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. 1 of 4, 1 of 4, 1 of 4 and 0 of 4 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 63932, Total Dissolved Solids
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85567
 
Pollutant: Total Dissolved Solids
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total Dissolved
 
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: The sample collected exceeded the objective.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Table 3-8 states that the Total Dissolved Solids maximum concentration objective in the Malibu Creek watershed is 2000 mg/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The sample was collected from the Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 station (404S22464).
Temporal Representation: The sample was collected on 5/19/2009.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: SWAMP QAPP
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 63932, Total Dissolved Solids
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85556
 
Pollutant: Total Dissolved Solids
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total Dissolved
 
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: The sample collected exceeded the objective.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Table 3-8 states that the Total Dissolved Solids maximum concentration objective in the Malibu Creek watershed is 2000 mg/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The sample was collected from the Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 station (404S17664).
Temporal Representation: The sample was collected on 5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: SWAMP QAPP
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 63932, Total Dissolved Solids
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85554
 
Pollutant: Total Dissolved Solids
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total Dissolved
 
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: The sample collected exceeded the objective.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Table 3-8 states that the Total Dissolved Solids maximum concentration objective in the Malibu Creek watershed is 2000 mg/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The sample was collected from the Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 station (404BA1128).
Temporal Representation: The sample was collected on 6/19/2008.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: SWAMP QAPP
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 63932, Total Dissolved Solids
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85555
 
Pollutant: Total Dissolved Solids
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total Dissolved
 
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: The sample collected exceeded the objective.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Table 3-8 states that the Total Dissolved Solids maximum concentration objective in the Malibu Creek watershed is 2000 mg/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The sample was collected from the Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 station (404S17266).
Temporal Representation: The sample was collected on 5/19/2009.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: SWAMP QAPP
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
 
DECISION ID
63934
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
Pollutant: Toxicity
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 3.6 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.6 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.
1 of 4 samples exceeded the GUIDELINE.

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 4 samples exceeded the GUIDELINE 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 63934, Toxicity
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85568
 
Pollutant: Toxicity
LOE Subgroup: Toxicity
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: TOXICITY TESTING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Four samples were collected to evaluate water toxicity. One of the samples exhibited significant toxicity. The toxicity test included survival and reproduction of Ceriodaphnia dubia and survival of Hyalella azteca.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations that are toxic to, or that produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. Region 4 Basin Plan.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: Toxicity is defined as a statistically significant effect in the sample exposure compared to the control using EPA-recommended hypothesis testing. For SWAMP data exceedances are counted with the significant effect code SL. SL is defined as the result being significant compared to the negative control based on a statistical test, less than stated the alpha level, AND less than the evaluation threshold.
Guideline Reference: Short-term Methods for Estimating the Chronic Toxicity of Effluents and Receiving Waters to Freshwater Organisms. Fourth Edition. Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Washington, D.C. EPA-821-R-02-013
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at stations404S17664, 404S22464, 404BA1128, and 404S17266.
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected in May 2009 and June 2008.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data quality is good. Data results were recorded in the SWAMP database and followed SWAMP protocols.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
 
DECISION ID
63925
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
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 are necessary to assess listing status.

2 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 4 samples exceeded the CRITERIA.
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 and 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 63925, Zinc
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85570
 
Pollutant: Zinc
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Zinc.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: California Toxics Rule (CTR) lists criterion continuous concentrations 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.
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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 63925, Zinc
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85569
 
Pollutant: Zinc
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
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: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Zinc.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: California Toxics Rule (CTR) lists criterion continuous concentrations 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.
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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
63937
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
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.

5 lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.
0 of 59 samples exceeded the OBJECTIVE.
0 of 4 samples exceeded the OBJECTIVE.
0 of 4 samples exceeded the OBJECTIVE.
0 of 4 samples exceeded the OBJECTIVE.
0 of 4 samples exceeded the OBJECTIVE.

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. 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 59, 0 of 4, 0 of 4, 0 of 4 and 0 of 4 samples exceeded the OBJECTIVE and this does not exceed 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 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 63937, pH
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85528
 
Pollutant: pH
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 59
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Zero of 59 samples exceeded the objective.
Data Reference: Data for Metals, Nuisance, Nutrients, Other Inorganics, and Salinity in Various Region 4 Water Bodies, 2006-2010.
 
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 MCW-8b, R1_LIBCYN, S_LLASVIR, and S_ULASVIR stations.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected approximately once a month from August 2006 to June 2010.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: NPDES quality assurance.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 63937, pH
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85524
 
Pollutant: pH
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
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: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for pH.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: 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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 63937, pH
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85526
 
Pollutant: pH
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for pH.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: 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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 63937, pH
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85527
 
Pollutant: pH
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for pH.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: 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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 63937, pH
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 85525
 
Pollutant: pH
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Non-Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Las Virgenes Creek to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for pH.
Data Reference: RWB4 Stormwater Monitoring Council CY2008 CY2009
 
SWAMP Data: 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 Las Virgenes Creek was collected at 4 monitoring sites [ Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 1128 - 404BA1128, Las Virgenes Creek Random Site 17266 - 404S17266, Las Virgenes Creek Site 17664 - 404S17664, Las Virgenes Creek Site 22464 - 404S22464]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/19/2008-5/20/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
34348
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
Pollutant: Trash
Final Listing Decision: List on 303(d) list (being addressed by USEPA approved TMDL)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2012)
Revision Status Revised
Sources: Source Unknown
TMDL Name: Malibu Creek Watershed Trash (63)
TMDL Project Code: 719
Date TMDL Approved by USEPA: 05/30/2008
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: 303(d) listing decisions made prior to 2006 were not held in an assessment database.
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 Malibu Creek Trash TMDL was approved by USEPA on 05/28/2008.
 
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 34348, Trash
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 3887
 
Pollutant: Trash
LOE Subgroup: Visual
Matrix: Not Specified
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Non-Contact Recreation
 
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 pre-2006 303(d)
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Unspecified
Objective/Criterion Reference: Placeholder reference pre-2006 303(d)
 
Evaluation Guideline: Unspecified
Guideline Reference: Placeholder reference pre-2006 303(d)
 
Spatial Representation: Unspecified
Temporal Representation: Unspecified
Environmental Conditions: Unspecified
QAPP Information: Unspecified
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
 
DECISION ID
42701
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
Pollutant: Invasive Species
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 3.10 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.10, waters are listed when a declining trend in water quality is substantiated.

Three lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. Three of 5 sites showed an increase in density of mud snails over the three years of sampling (2006, 2007, 2008) and 6 out of 10 sites sampled showed medium or high densities of mud snail in 2008.

At high numbers, mud snails can completely cover a stream bed and damage local stream ecosystems. The colonies outcompete native aquatic invertebrates that the watershed?s fish and amphibians rely on for food, disrupting the entire food web.

Benthic macroinvertebrates as measured by Southern California IBI (index of biological integrity) in Las Virgenes Creek were poor or very poor in 2005 indicating impairment of benthic community structure.

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 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. Data was collected over a three years time frame and a baseline condition of zero abundance of the invasive species was used.
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 42701, Invasive Species
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 30175
 
Pollutant: Benthic-Macroinvertebrate Bioassessments
LOE Subgroup: Population/Community Degradation
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
Aquatic Life Use: Fish Migration | Fish Spawning | Preservation of Rare & Endangered Species | Wetland Habitat | Wildlife Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Benthic macroinvertebrate surveys
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: The IBI scores at these sites ranked in the ?very poor? and ?poor? range (12 and 25) in the spring and ?poor? and ?very poor? range (11 and 23) in the fall.
Data Reference: Malibu Watershed 2005 Bioassessment Monitoring Report. (2005) The Malibu Creek Watershed Monitoring Program City of Calabasas, Environmental Services Division. Submitted by: Aquatic Bioassay and Consulting Laboratories.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Basin Plan states that: "All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations that are toxic to, or that produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant or animal, or aquatic life. Compliance with this objective will be determined by use of indicator organisms, analysis of species diversity, population density, growth anomalies, bioassays of appropriate duration or other appropriate methods as specified by the State or Regional Board.?
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The IBI is a multi-metric assessment that employs biological metrics that respond to a habitat or water quality impairment. Each of the biological metrics measured at a site are converted to an IBI score then summed. These cumulative scores are then ranked as very good (80-100), good (60-79), fair (40-49), poor (20-39) and very poor (0-19) habitat conditions. Sites with scores below 39 are considered to have impaired conditions.
Guideline Reference: A Quantitative Tool for Assessing the Integrity of Southern Coastal California Streams. Appendix 7-B Environmental Management Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. 493-504.
 
Spatial Representation: Two sites in Las Virgenes Creek were sampled, LV1 at 34 10.108' N 118 42.155' W and LV2 at 34 07.507' N 118 42.494' W
Temporal Representation: Sites were sampled in Spring and Fall of 2005
Environmental Conditions: Benthic macroinvertebrate populations and IBI scores may also be affected by a wide range of anthropogenic stressors.
QAPP Information: Data was collected in compliance with California Stream Bioassessment Procedure.
QAPP Information Reference(s): California Stream Bioassessment Procedure (Protocol Brief for Biological and Physical/Habitat Assessment in Wadeable Streams) California Department of Fish and Game Water Pollution Control Laboratory Aquatic Bioassessment Laboratory Revision Date - December, 2003
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 42701, Invasive Species
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 28703
 
Pollutant: Benthic-Macroinvertebrate Bioassessments
LOE Subgroup: Population/Community Degradation
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
Aquatic Life Use: Fish Migration | Fish Spawning | Preservation of Rare & Endangered Species | Wetland Habitat | Wildlife Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 5
Number of Exceedances: 3
 
Data and Information Type: Benthic macroinvertebrate surveys
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: A total of three of five sites showed an increase in density of mud snails over the three years of sampling (2006, 2007, 2008) and six of 10 sites sampled showed medium or high densities of mud snail in 2008.
Data Reference: New Zealand Mudsnail Surveys July 2006, July 2007 and October 2008 Santa Monica Mountains. Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission / Santa Monica Baykeeper.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Basin Plan states that: "All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations that are toxic to, or that produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant or animal, or aquatic life. Compliance with this objective will be determined by use of indicator organisms, analysis of species diversity, population density, growth anomalies, bioassays of appropriate duration or other appropriate methods as specified by the State or Regional Board.?
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: Presence of high densities and increasing densities. While quantitative and predictive research continues, due to its ability to attain extremely high densities, the impacts of the mudsnails on aquatic ecosystems where it occurs in the western U.S. are large and include: decreased densities of native macroinvertebrates and reduced food resources; decreased whole-stream algal production; poor food source in that mudsnails are much more difficult to digest, with their hard shells and operculum than are the thin-shelled, native pulmonate snails that do not have opercula or than soft-bodied, aquatic insect larvae.
Guideline Reference: The New Zealand Mudsnail Invades the Western United States. Aquatic Nuisance Species Digest Volume 4 No. 4.
 
Spatial Representation: 10 sites were sampled in the following locations in Las Virgenes Creek: end of Las Virgenes Rd; SMMC open space; open space in the 2nd crossing W of L.V. Creek; dead end of Las Virgenes Rd. gate on right side; Lost Hills Rd. Bridge at the Starbuck?s parking lot; Apartments upstream of RCD Stream Restoration; RCD Stream Restoration site on Lost Hills Rd; De?Anza Park, on the path down to creek; White Oak Farms Bridge; Upstream Crags Rd. crossing MCSP; D.S.
Temporal Representation: Five sites were sampled in July of 2006 and the additional five sites were sampled in July of 2007 and October of 2008.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data was collected as detailed in the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission and Santa Monica Baykeeper New Zealand Mudsnail Surveys.
QAPP Information Reference(s): New Zealand Mudsnail Surveys July 2006, July 2007 and October 2008 Santa Monica Mountains. Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission / Santa Monica Baykeeper.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 42701, Invasive Species
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 30174
 
Pollutant: Benthic-Macroinvertebrate Bioassessments
LOE Subgroup: Population/Community Degradation
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
Aquatic Life Use: Fish Migration | Fish Spawning | Preservation of Rare & Endangered Species | Wetland Habitat | Wildlife Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Benthic macroinvertebrate surveys
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Two sites sampled in 2005 IBI scores were calculated at 17 category ?very poor? and 34, category ?poor.?
Data Reference: Malibu Bioassessment Winter 2005
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Basin Plan states that: "All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations that are toxic to, or that produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant or animal, or aquatic life. Compliance with this objective will be determined by use of indicator organisms, analysis of species diversity, population density, growth anomalies, bioassays of appropriate duration or other appropriate methods as specified by the State or Regional Board.?
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Los Angeles Region R4 Basin Plan
 
Evaluation Guideline: The IBI is a multi-metric assessment that employs biological metrics that respond to a habitat or water quality impairment. Each of the biological metrics measured at a site are converted to an IBI score then summed. These cumulative scores are then ranked as very good (80-100), good (60-79), fair (40-49), poor (20-39) and very poor (0-19) habitat conditions. Sites with scores below 39 are considered to have impaired conditions.
Guideline Reference: A Quantitative Tool for Assessing the Integrity of Southern Coastal California Streams. Appendix 7-B Environmental Management Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. 493-504.
 
Spatial Representation: Two sites in Las Virgenes Creek were sampled, LV5 and LV9.
Temporal Representation: Sites were sampled in winter of 2005.
Environmental Conditions: Benthic macroinvertebrate populations and IBI scores may also be affected by a wide range of anthropogenic stressors.
QAPP Information: Data was collected in compliance with California Stream Bioassessment Procedure. Collection procedures were audited by California Department of Fish and Game in 2006.
QAPP Information Reference(s): California Stream Bioassessment Procedure (Protocol Brief for Biological and Physical/Habitat Assessment in Wadeable Streams) California Department of Fish and Game Water Pollution Control Laboratory Aquatic Bioassessment Laboratory Revision Date - December, 2003
  California Stream Bioassessment Procedure Biological and Physical Habitat Field Audit
 
 
DECISION ID
35124
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
Pollutant: Nutrients (Algae)
Final Listing Decision: List on 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 Original
Sources: Agriculture-animal | Atmospheric Deposition | Golf course activities | Groundwater Loadings | Irrigated Crop Production | Major Municipal Point Source-dry and/or wet weather discharge | Onsite Wastewater Systems (Septic Tanks) | Urban Runoff/Storm Sewers
TMDL Name: Malibu Creek Nutrients (50)
TMDL Project Code: 239
Date TMDL Approved by USEPA: 03/21/2003
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for removal on the section 303(d) list under sections 2.2 of the Listing Policy. Under 2.2 of the Policy, a minimum of one line of evidence is needed to assess listing status.

Two lines of evidence are 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 against removing this water segment-pollutant combination from the section 303(d) list. There is sufficient justification to place it in the Being Addressed portion of the 303(d) list because a TMDL has been established by USEPA, and is expected to result in attainment of the standard.
 
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 35124, Nutrients (Algae)
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 3882
 
Pollutant: Nutrients (Algae)
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 pre-2006 303(d)
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Unspecified
Objective/Criterion Reference: Placeholder reference pre-2006 303(d)
 
Evaluation Guideline: Unspecified
Guideline Reference: Placeholder reference pre-2006 303(d)
 
Spatial Representation: Unspecified
Temporal Representation: Unspecified
Environmental Conditions: Unspecified
QAPP Information: Unspecified
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 35124, Nutrients (Algae)
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 28587
 
Pollutant: Nutrients (Algae)
LOE Subgroup: Narrative Description Data
Matrix: Not Specified
Fraction: None
 
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: A TMDL has been established for this water segment-pollutant combination. The Malibu Creek Watershed Nutrient TMDL was established by USEPA on March 21, 2003.
Data Reference: Staff report, appendix, and letter to SWRCB and Los Angeles RWQCB establishing a TMDL for Nutrients in the Malibu Creek Watershed.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion:
Objective/Criterion Reference:
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation:
Temporal Representation:
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: QA information unavailable.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
 
DECISION ID
42711
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
Pollutant: Scum/Foam-unnatural
Final Listing Decision: List on 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 Original
Sources: Agriculture-animal | Atmospheric Deposition | Golf course activities | Groundwater Loadings | Irrigated Crop Production | Major Municipal Point Source-dry and/or wet weather discharge | Onsite Wastewater Systems (Septic Tanks) | Urban Runoff/Storm Sewers
TMDL Name: Malibu Creek Nutrients (50)
TMDL Project Code: 239
Date TMDL Approved by USEPA: 03/21/2003
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for removal on the section 303(d) list under sections 2.2 of the Listing Policy. Under 2.2 of the Policy, a minimum of one line of evidence is needed to assess listing status.

Two lines of evidence are 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 against removing this water segment-pollutant combination from the section 303(d) list. There is sufficient justification to place it in the Being Addressed portion of the 303(d) list because a TMDL has been established by USEPA, and is expected to result in attainment of the standard.
 
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 42711, Scum/Foam-unnatural
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 28597
 
Pollutant: Scum/Foam-unnatural
LOE Subgroup: Narrative Description Data
Matrix: Not Specified
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Non-Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Not Specified
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: A TMDL has been established for this water segment-pollutant combination. The Malibu Creek Watershed Nutrient TMDL was established by USEPA on March 21, 2003.
Data Reference: Staff report, appendix, and letter to SWRCB and Los Angeles RWQCB establishing a TMDL for Nutrients in the Malibu Creek Watershed.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion:
Objective/Criterion Reference:
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation:
Temporal Representation:
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: QA information unavailable.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 42711, Scum/Foam-unnatural
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 3884
 
Pollutant: Scum/Foam-unnatural
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Nuisance
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Non-Contact Recreation
 
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 pre-2006 303(d)
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion:
Objective/Criterion Reference: Placeholder reference pre-2006 303(d)
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference: Placeholder reference pre-2006 303(d)
 
Spatial Representation: Unspecified
Temporal Representation: Unspecified
Environmental Conditions: Unspecified
QAPP Information: Unspecified
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
 
DECISION ID
44917
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
Pollutant: Sedimentation/Siltation
Final Listing Decision: List on 303(d) list (being addressed by USEPA approved TMDL)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2012)
Revision Status Original
Sources: Source Unknown
TMDL Name: Malibu Lagoon Benthic Comm. Effects (71)
TMDL Project Code: 409
Date TMDL Approved by USEPA: 07/02/2013
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Staff Conclusion: 303(d) listing decisions made prior to 2006 were not held in an assessment database.

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 Malibu Creek Nutrients, sedimentation and IBI TMDL was approved by USEPA on 07/02/2013.
 
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 44917, Sedimentation/Siltation
Region 4     
Las Virgenes Creek
 
LOE ID: 3885
 
Pollutant: Sedimentation/Siltation
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 pre-2006 303(d)
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Unspecified
Objective/Criterion Reference: Placeholder reference pre-2006 303(d)
 
Evaluation Guideline: Unspecified
Guideline Reference: Placeholder reference pre-2006 303(d)
 
Spatial Representation: Unspecified
Temporal Representation: Unspecified
Environmental Conditions: Unspecified
QAPP Information: Unspecified
QAPP Information Reference(s):