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  • The Central Valley Water Board is engaged in an effort to develop a permit for nonpoint source discharges from activities on federal lands managed by the United States Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management across the region. We have developed the FederalNPSpermit website for interested parties.

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Notice of Preparation and California Environmental Quality Act Scoping Meeting

Notice of Preparation and California Environmental Quality Act Scoping Meeting

On April 13, 2021, the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (Central Valley Water Board) conducted a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) scoping meeting to solicit input regarding the scope and content of information to be included in the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that will be prepared to assess the potential environmental effects of the proposed project, Waste Discharge Requirements for Nonpoint Source Discharges Related to Certain Activities Conducted by the Bureau of Land Management and United States Forest Service on Federal Lands (Federal NPS Permit). The Central Valley Water Board is the Lead Agency for the project.

Scoping Meeting Recording: The scoping meeting was held on April 13, 2021. Stakeholders can view a recording of the meeting on the State Water Board YouTube channel.

Comment Period: A 45-day public comment period was provided, from March 12, 2021 through April 27, 2021. For additional information, please contact Angela Wilson.

General Order Waste Discharge Requirements

General Order Waste Discharge Requirements (Order No. R5-2017-0061) for Timberland Management Activities on Non-Federal and Federal Lands. Adopted by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board on 9 June 2017. Eligible projects may be enrolled starting 9 June 2017.

Please contact the staff assigned to the county or Forest of interest for the following additional forms:

  • Non-Federal Monitoring Forms
    • Implementation Form (fillable)
    • Forensic Form (fillable)
    • Effectiveness Form (fillable)
    • Photopoint Monitoring Field Form (fillable)

  • Federal Monitoring Forms
    • Implementation Form (fillable)
    • Forensic Form (fillable)
    • Effectiveness Form (fillable)
    • Photopoint Monitoring Field Form (fillable)

  • Waiver Includes
    • Attachment A (Categorical Waiver)
    • Attachment B (Monitoring and Reporting Conditions)
    • Attachment C (Monitoring and Reporting Program)

  • Forms for Projects Enrolled under the Waiver Prior to 9 June 2017
    • Addendum form

  • Waiver Enrollment Termination

  • Guidelines for Required Waiver Monitoring on Non-Federal and Federal Lands
    • Guidelines for Waiver Monitoring:
      • Part 1:   Introduction, table of contents, what to monitor, determining significant pollution (pages 1-12)
      • Part 2:   determining significant pollution, what type of monitoring, (pages 13-20)
      • Part 3:   what type of monitoring to do (pages 21-26)
      • Part 4:   what type of monitoring to do (pages 22-33)
      • Part 5:   what type of monitoring to do, reporting requirements for monitoring results, literature citations (pages 34-40)

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