Proposed Amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan for the North Coast Region (Basin Plan) to Incorporate Editorial Updates
Regional Water Board has prepared a series of editorial amendments to the Basin Plan. The purpose of the editorial amendments is to make the Basin Plan more user-friendly through non-regulatory language changes such as grammatical corrections, section reordering corrections, and updated language.
Editorial Amendments to the Basin Plan will not cause any change to the regulatory provisions of the Basin Plan, and therefore will be proposed as a "Change without Regulatory Effect" (1 CCR §100). Because the revisions will not result in any physical change to the environment, the Editorial Amendment is not defined as a project for the purposes of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
The editorial amendments of Chapters 1, 3, and 5 have been approved by Office of Administrative Law and are now in effect.
- July 18, 2016 - Approved by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL).
- February 16, 2016 – Approved by the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board)
- June 18, 2015 – Approved by the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Water Board)
- June 18, 2015 – Approved by the Regional Water Board
The schedule for editorial amendment of Chapters 2 (Beneficial Uses), 4 (Implementation Plans), and 6 (Monitoring Plans) is to be determined.
We encourage users interested in the Editorial Amendment and other basin planning issues to subscribe to the Basin Planning email list .
If you would like to be added to the hard-copy mailing list, please contact Lisa Bernard at 707-576-2677 or
5550 Skylane Blvd, Suite A,
Santa Rosa, CA 95493
For information, comments, or questions on the Editorial Amendments, please contact:
- Basin Plan Start
- Basin Plan Documents
- Dissolved Oxygen Amendment
- Editorial Amendments
to Basin Plan
- Groundwater Protection
- Mixing Zone Policy
- OWTS Policy
- Restoration Policy
- Smith River ONRW Designation
- Stream and Wetlands System Protection Policy
- Temperature Amendment
- Triennial Review
- Water Quality Objectives
(Page last updated 8/24/23)
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