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    Statement on State Water Boards’ Role in Oil Spill Response:

    In response to the massive oil spill that occurred October 1-3 in federal waters off the Orange County coast, a unified command involving multiple agencies has been established to oversee cleanup efforts. The cooperating entities include the U.S. Coast Guard, California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response and Beta Offshore.  

    A public website with information about the cleanup efforts is available at:

    The Santa Ana, Los Angeles and San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Boards are closely monitoring the situation, providing information to the unified command as needed, and will address water quality issues that fall within their regulatory purview at the appropriate time.  

  • Jayne Joy appointed executive officer of Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board
    Hope Smythe retiring after 37-year career
  • Schedule Changes for Copper TMDLs for Newport Bay: The Santa Ana Water Board hearing scheduled for September 17, 2021 to consider the Cu TMDLs will be conducted as a workshop. The deadline for submittal of written comments on the proposed Basin Plan amendments has been extended to 5 p.m. on August 30, 2021.
    The proposed revised Basin Plan amendments, the revised Draft SED, the draft resolution, and the notice are available on the Santa Ana Water Board’s FTP site.

    Go to FTP site and log in with the credentials:
    Username: rb8download
    Password: Region8_public
    Choose Copper TMDLs folder, and then 2021 BPA Documents-Copper TMDLs folder
    Written comments should be submitted electronically to, or by mail to the following address: Dr. Linda Candelaria, Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board, 3737 Main Street, Suite 500, Riverside, CA 92501-3348

  • Implementation of Executive Order N-42-20: Guidelines and Best Practices for Water and Wastewater Systems (04/30/20)
  • Service of Process During the COVID-19 Emergency
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