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).
- Fine issued against unlicensed cannabis cultivators for runoff that threatens Mad River Water Quality
- California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Project Scoping documents developed for the proposed General Waste Discharge Requirements for Vineyard Properties (Vineyard Permit) are now available for public comment until September 22, 2022.
- Fine proposed against cannabis cultivators for runoff that threatens Mad River water quality
The accused failed to obtain permit to grow cannabis commercially
- Vineyard developers face $3.75 million fine for harming streams, wetlands in Sonoma County
- North Coast Water Board proposes $4.5 million fine against quarry operator for alleged Clean Water Act violations
- Revised Regional Supplement to the Cannabis Cultivation General Order Monitoring and Reporting Program
- Healdsburg Resort Developer Fined $6.4 Million for Clean Water Act Violations
- 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
- Oct 6-7, 2022
- Dec 8-9, 2022
(Page last updated 8/10/22)
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 General Waste Discharge Requirements for Dairies in the North Coast Region, Order No. R1-2019-0001 (GWDR). This Order covers dairies that are existing, new, expanding, or previously inactive. All dairy animals are included such as cows, water buffalo, goats, and sheep.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.