Ground Water Permitting Unit
Application for Waste Discharge Requirements (WDRs)
Please submit your complete Report of Waste Discharge (Form 200), including the annual/application fee and technical supporting documents to:
Attn: Dr. James Kang, PE
Regional Water Quality Control Board
320 West 4th Street, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA, 90013
Make a Payment
Please make check payable to the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board.
- Report of Waste Discharge (Form 200)
- Fee Schedule
- Application Q & A
- Form 200 Appendix and Instructions
- Supplement to Report of Waste Discharge, Private Sewage Disposal Systems (Septic System)
General Waste Discharge Requirements (WDRs) Orders/Policies Links
- General WDRs for Small Domestic Wastewater Treatment Systems Order No. WQ 2014-0153-DWQ
- General WDRs for Advanced Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems Order No. R4-2019-0024
- General WDRs for In-Situ Groundwater Remediation and Groundwater Re-Injection Order No. R4-2014-0187
- General WDRs for Discharges to Land with a Low Threat to Water Quality Order No. WQ 2003 – 0003 – DWQ
- Onsite Wastewater Treatment Policy (OWTS Policy)
- Antidegradation Policy Resolution 68-16
- Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board Basin Plan
- Policies and Procedures for Investigation and Cleanup and Abatement of Discharges (Resolution 92-49)
- California Water Code Section 13267 Investigation Order
- California Water Code Section 13304 Cleanup and Abatement Order
- Sources of Drinking Water (Resolution 88-63)
ELECTRONIC SUBMITTAL OF INFORMATION TO GEOTRACKER FOR WASTE DISCHARGE REQUIREMENTS UNDER GROUNDWATER PERMITTING PROGRAM
Effective July 1, 2011, in addition to submitting hard copies of reports to the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board) office, dischargers are directed to submit all reports required under the waste discharger requirements (WDR) adopted by the Regional Board, including groundwater monitoring analytical data and discharge location data, to the State Water Resources Control Board's GeoTracker database.
Instructions on how to submit reports to Geotracker may be found at the State Board website at http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/ust/electronic_submittal/index.shtml
The State Water Resources Control Board and the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Boards (LA Regional Water Board) recognize that improperly sited, designed, operated, and/or maintained onsite sewage treatment systems (OSTSs) are a key source of bacteria and nitrate to surface and groundwaters that serve as drinking water sources.
In 2018, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1215 (SB 1215) into law, establishing funding and the regulatory framework for a statewide Wastewater Consolidation Program to facilitate the consolidation of inadequate OSTSs with local publicly owned treatment works (POTW).
SB 1215 modifies the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act (California Water Code Chapter 4.3, commencing with section 13288) to authorize each Regional Water Board to encourage, and if necessary, mandate the provision of sewer service to disadvantaged/severely disadvantaged communities with inadequate OSTSs. This authority will be executed either through collaboration with local sewer service providers, or through enforcement orders to establish a timeline for connection to local sewer systems of POTW.
The Wastewater Consolidation Program provides a pathway to compliance with other State and Regional Water Board initiatives such as the Water Quality Control Policy for Siting, Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems Policy (OWTS Policy) and the Los Angeles Region Water Quality Control Plan for the Coastal Watersheds of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties (Basin Plan). Please also see the ‘Related Programs’ section for links to these web pages.