Water Quality Certification Public Notices

Water Quality Certification Actions - Applicants for federal permits that involve dredge or fill activities in surface waters (including wetlands) are required to obtain certification from the state verifying that the activity will comply with state water quality standards. Most of these federal permits are referred to as 404 permits (in reference to Section 404 of the federal Clean Water Act). Applicants for some other types of federal license or permits (ex. FERC licenses) that authorize activities that may result in discharges to waters of the United States are also required to obtain state certification. This state certification is called 401 Certification (in reference to Section 401 of the Clean Water Act). In California, 401 certification actions are the responsibility of the State and Regional Water Quality Control Boards. It is the policy of this Regional Board to provide public notice of pending 401 Certification actions in order to gather comments from concerned agencies and the public. The following list contains notification of pending 401 Certification actions.

 Project Name WDID County  Location Description Comment period Contact Info
6363 Jamison Road Bank Stabilization Project 1B90076WNSO Sonoma 38.392°N/122.6193° W Project uses bioengineering techniques to stabilize a failing creek bank and prevent a road from falling into the stream. Due to the nature of water quality impact and public safety issues associated with this project, 401 Water Quality Certification will be issued concurrent with the 21-day public comment period. 9/21/20 - 10/12/20 Kaete King
(707) 576-2848
Kaete.King@waterboards.ca.gov
Randall Sand & Gravel Instream Gravel Mining Operations 1B02117WNHU Humboldt (40.09275° N, 123.79768° W The purpose of the project is to continue ongoing gravel extraction operations within the South Fork Eel River. The maximum
volume of aggregate authorized for extraction is approximately 35,000 cubic yards annually, and annual operations would result in approximately seven acres of temporary impacts. Operations would occur between June 1 and October 15.
9/14/20 - 10/1/20

Jake Shannon
(707) 576-2673
Jacob.Shannon@waterboards.ca.gov

Mad River Floodplain & Public Access Enhancement Project 1B20062WNHU Humboldt 40.92784° N, 124.1278° W   9/1/20 - 9/22/20 Shannon Strong
(707) 576-2499
Shannon.Strong@waterboards.ca.gov
PG&E Rio Dell Junction-Bridgeville Structure 038/007 1B20162WNHU Humboldt

40.470517° N, 123.814256° W

40.470209° N, 123.814711° W

  8/28/20 - 9/18/20 Shannon Strong
(707) 576-2499
Shannon.Strong@waterboards.ca.gov
PG&E Garberville Junction-Laytonville Culvert Removal and Access Road Restoration Project 1B20164WNME Mendocino 38.802097° N, 123.542812° W   8/27/20 - 9/17/20

Dean Prat
(707) 576-2801
Dean.Prat@waterboards.ca.gov

Trinity-Weaverville Road Repair Project
1A20116WNTR Trinity     8/25/20 - 9/15/20 Shannon Strong
(707) 576-2499
Shannon.Strong@waterboards.ca.gov
Mark Peruzzaro Sediment Reduction Project
1B20142WNHU Humboldt     8/25/20 - 9/15/20 Brandon Stevens
(707) 576-2377
Brandon.Stevens@waterboards.ca.gov

Indian Creek Connectivity & Restoration Project

1A20155WNTR Trinity     8/25/20 - 9/15/20

Jake Shannon
(707) 576-2673
Jacob.Shannon@waterboards.ca.gov

Black Mountain Developers LLC
WDID No. 1B190226CSON
Sonoma County
1B190226CSON Sonoma     8/24/20 - 9/14/20 Brian Fuller
(707) 576-2673
Brian.Fuller@waterboards.ca.gov
Sonoma County Water Agency Stream Maintenance Program
Order No: R1-2020-0032 Sonoma     8/18/20 - 9/17/20 Kaete King
(707) 576-2848
Kaete.King@waterboards.ca.gov