Policy in Support of Restoration
in the North Coast Region
The Revision of Chapter 4 of the Basin Plan to incorporate the Policy in Support of Restoration in the North Coast Region has been approved by the Office of Administrative Law and is now in effect.
- November 3, 2016 - Approved by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL).
- May 19, 2016- Approved by State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board)
- January 29, 2015 - Approved by the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Water Board)
The Restoration Policy is primarily a narrative expressing support for restoration and similar type projects that describes in detail: (1) the importance of restoration projects for the protection, enhancement and recovery of beneficial uses,
(2) the obstacles that slow or preclude restoration actions, (3) the legal and procedural requirements for permitting restoration projects, (4) the ongoing Regional Water Board effort to provide support towards the implementation of restoration projects, and (5) direction to staff to continue to support restoration in the future. In addition, the Restoration Policy includes Basin Plan narrative amendment language that provides a similar expression of support for restoration but without specific details on current restoration efforts that will become dated over time.
Regional Water Board Documents
- Substitute Environment Document (SED) for Temperature Policy:
- Addendum to Temperature Policy SED for Restoration Policy
- Notice of Documents for Public Review and Comment and Notice of Public Hearing
- Response to Public Comments on the Draft Policy in Support of Restoration in the North Coast Region
For information, comments, or questions concerning the Restoration Policy and accompanying narrative Basin Plan amendment 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 2/2/18)
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.