COVID-19 - Water Boards’ response to COVID-19: Meeting information and remote participation; Compliance with requirements; Guidance for regulators and public; Service of process; Delivery/interruption of water; and more…
EMERGENCY PROJECT PERMITTING IN RESPONSE TO CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES- Steps to get a Regional Water Board permit or authorization for emergency work within streams, rivers and wetlands (Waters).
EMERGENCY PERMITTING FOR POST-FIRE TIMBER SALVAGE OPERATIONS – North Coast Water Board guidance document for landowners, registered professional foresters, and licensed timber operators regarding permitting and water quality requirements for post-fire timber salvage projects that have been authorized by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE).
- Implementation of Executive Order N-42-20: Guidelines and Best Practices for Water and Wastewater System (04/30/2020)
- California’s Recycled Water and Treated Wastewater Is Safe from the COVID-19 Virus
- Frequent Questions about Wastewater and Septic Systems and Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- State Water Board Issues Key Document that Further Efforts to Remove Klamath River Dams
- State Water Board Issues Final Water Quality Certification for Lower Klamath Project License Surrender
- General Wastewater Treatment Plant Inspection Guidelines
- Nuns and Tubbs Post-Fire Monitoring Fact Sheet (Year 2) Now Available
- Service of Process During the COVID-19 Emergency
- North Coast Water Board Proposes $4.9 Million Fine Against Luxury Resort Developer
- State Agencies Seek Input on Creating Climate-Resilient Water System for California
- North Coast Board Issues General Waste Discharge Requirements for Dairies
- Harmful Algal Bloom Triggers Public Health Alerts for Copco and Iron Gate Reservoirs
- $325,000 Settlement Reached In Illegal Land Development For Cannabis Cultivators
- California Financing Coordinating Committee 2019 Funding Fair Schedule
- Work Halted on Saggio Hills Development In Healdsburg for Storm Water Violations
- Post-Fire Impacts on Drinking Water Utilities Webinar (October 12, 2018)
- Cyanobacteria Warning Issued for North Coast Rivers and Lakes
- State Water Board Takes Action Against Unauthorized Napa River Diversion
(Page last updated 10/16/20)
Growing cannabis? Cultivators with 2000 square feet or more of cannabis are required to enroll in the North Coast Regional Water Board’s water quality regulatory program (Order R1-2015-0023), either directly with the Regional Water Board, or via an approved third party program.Learn More
Forest Activities Program
The North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Water Board) has been active in regulating discharges from logging and associated activities since 1972.Learn More
The Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) process leads to a "pollution budget" designed to restore the health of a polluted or impaired body of water. The TMDL process provides a quantitative assessment of water quality problems, contributing sources of pollution, and the pollutant load reductions or control actions needed to restore and protect the beneficial uses of an individual waterbody impaired from loading of a particular pollutant.Learn More
The Dairy Program for the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board currently regulates waste discharge from dairies under two orders: General Waste Discharge Requirements for Existing Cow Dairies in the North Coast Region, Order No. R1-2012-0002 (GWDR), and The Conditional Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements for Existing Cow Dairies in the North Coast Region, Order R1-2012-0003 (Waiver). In December 2016, the Waiver was renewed by Order R1-2016-0045.Learn More
Agricultural Lands Discharge Program
The Agricultural Lands Discharge Program (Program) addresses water quality impacts associated with activities on agricultural lands in the North Coast Region (Region). There are approximately 350,000 acres of agricultural lands in the Region, which are primarily used for vineyards, orchards, row crops, grain, alfalfa, hay pasture, and dairies.Learn More
The North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board takes an active role in promoting the implementation of restoration projects that help restore the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the waters within the region.
-Policy in Support of Restoration in the North Coast Region
Water is a precious resource in California, and maintaining its quality is of utmost importance to safeguard the health of the public and the environment.