Compliance and Enforcement

  Compliance and Enforcement News!

  • New! The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (Central Valley Water Board) is proposing a Resolution to the State Water Resources Control Board which would allow the Central Valley Water Board to direct penalty funds to a Delta Regional Monitoring Program (Delta RMP) Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) fund. The Resolution is currently draft until a future State Board Hearing whereupon it will be considered for adoption.

  • Fiscal Year 18/19 Fact Sheet
    The Central Valley Regional Board developed Fact Sheets for the 2018-19 fiscal year (July 2018 through June 2019) to provide general information on its 21 major programs. The Compliance and Enforcement Program Fact Sheet provides a general Overview and Goals of the Program, as well as Performance Metrics and Inspection Targets for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

  Current Enforcement Activities

Historical Enforcement Activities

  • Adopted Orders - enforcement orders issued by the Central Valley Water Board since 2002 (follow the instructions posted on that page to locate your desired data).

Supplemental Environmental Projects

  • General Guidance
    • The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board), or Regional Water Boards, may allow a discharger to satisfy part of the monetary assessment imposed in an administrative civil liability (ACL) order by completing or funding one or more Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs). The State Water Board adopted a policy addressing SEPs on 3 February 2009 (SEP Policy). The SEP Policy was revised and adopted by the State Water Board with an effective of 5 December 2017. Interested parties can submit proposals for consideration by following the guidance provided in the Revised SEP Policy. All projects submitted for consideration are subject to staff's review and a 30 day public comment period before they are formally accepted for inclusion on the list.

    • The State Water Board's SEP Policy supersedes the SEP Criteria adopted by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (Central Valley Water Board) on 5 December 2008. Although the Central Valley Water Board's SEP Criteria is no longer the governing document, it has instructions for proposing projects that can still be used by interested parties to assist in developing a proposal.

  • Disadvantaged Communities SEP Initiative

  • Delta Regional Monitoring Program SEP Initiative

  • Additional SEPs

Contact Us

The Central Valley Regional Board is always accepting applications for possible SEPs. If you would like to submit a proposal for a project, or have questions regarding SEPs, contact:

   Report an Environmental Concern

Enforcement Information

Central Valley Water Board Enforcement

Statewide Enforcement
In addition to the summary information provided by these quarterly reports, access to enforcement information on a real-time basis is available to the public. Such information can be accessed from the State Water Resources Control Board's Internet webpage as follows: