Evaluation of Contact Water Recreation (REC-1) Water Quality Objectives and Methods for Quantifying Exceedances

Introduction

The goal of the project will be to determine whether and to what extent data supports amending the objectives, implementation provisions for applicable TMDLs, or the TMDLs themselves. This is a timely project because in 2012 the USEPA released revised guidance for recreational water criteria, and several local and/or regional studies are in progress that can inform the selection of pathogen indicators and objectives. Additionally, the Bacteria TMDL specifies that the San Diego Water Board will initiate a Basin Plan amendment project to revise the requirements and/or provisions for implementing the TMDLs by April 2016, provided sufficient data exist to support the initiation of a Basin Plan amendment

Issue 3 Description

Public Documents

REC-1 Triennial Review Project Summary and Recommendations

Final Cost Benefit Analysis Report (October 2017)

Final Cost Benefit Analysis Fact Sheet (October 2017)

Draft Cost Benefit Analysis Report (July 2017)

Draft Cost Benefit Analysis Fact Sheet (July 2017)

Final Bacteria TMDL Cost Benefit Analysis Work Plan

Memorandum of Understanding Between the County of San Diego, City of San Diego, and the County of Orange, and the San Diego Water Board Regarding Bacteria TMDL and Recommendations for TMDL Revisions

Draft Bacteria TMDL Cost Benefit Analysis Work Plan

Meetings and Workshops

Public Meetings

August 17, 2017 Public Meeting Notice - Overview of Results of the Cost Benefit Analysis of Meeting REC-1 Water Quality Objective

August 31, 2016 Public Meeting - Overview of the Draft Work Plan for the Analysis of Cost and Benefits of Meeting REC-1 Water Quality Objective

September 16, 2015 Public Scoping Meeting for Analysis of Cost and Benefits of Meeting REC-1 Water Quality Objectives

Bacteria Workgroup Meetings

The San Diego Water Board staff actively participates in monthly stakeholder work group meetings to examine issues related to the bacteria water quality objectives for surface waters. This Bacteria Workgroup meets to discuss various technical studies that are currently underway. The results of these studies may inform the selection of pathogen indicators, objectives, and/or policy decisions. The stakeholder group includes representatives from the City of San Diego, County of Orange, and the County of San Diego.

Meeting Date
Minutes

Agenda for March 22, 2017

Minutes to Meeting

Agenda for February 28, 2017

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Agenda for July 27, 2016

Agenda for June 23, 2016

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Agenda for May 17, 2016

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Agenda for April 18, 2016

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Agenda for March 23, 2016

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Agenda for February 24, 2016

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Agenda for January 26, 2016

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Agenda for December 10, 2015

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Agenda for November 19, 2015

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Agenda for October 29, 2015

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Agenda for October 7, 2015

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Agenda for September 10, 2015

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Agenda for September 2, 2015

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Agenda for August 27, 2015

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Bacteria TMDL Cost Benefit Analysis Meetings

This work group is a subset of the larger Bacteria Workgroup established to discuss development of an analysis of the costs and benefits of complying with the San Diego Water Board's REC-1 water quality objectives. The specific focus is on the feasibility of meeting wet weather TMDL water quality objectives for bacterial indicators. The stakeholder work group includes representatives from the City of San Diego, County of Orange, County of San Diego, and their consultants.

Meeting Date
Minutes

Agenda for June 28, 2017

Minutes to Meeting

Agenda for May 31, 2017

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Agenda for April 25, 2017

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Agenda for March 22, 2017

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Agenda for March 14, 2017

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Agenda for February 28, 2017

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Agenda for February 14, 2017

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Agenda for January 31, 2017

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Agenda for December 12, 2016

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Agenda for November 30, 2016

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Agenda for October 25, 2016

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Agenda for September 28, 2016

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Agenda for July 27, 2016

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Agenda for June 15, 2016

Minutes to Meeting -Morning
Minutes to Meeting -Afternoon

Agenda for June 6, 2016

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Agenda for May 17, 2016

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Agenda for April 19, 2016

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Agenda for March 23, 2016

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Agenda for February 24, 2016

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Agenda for October 7, 2015

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Agenda for August 27, 2015

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Agenda for August 6, 2015

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Interested Persons List

To receive updates and notices about the REC-1 Basin Plan review issue please subscribe to the "REC-1 Triennial Review Project (Indicator Bacteria)" electronic mailing list.

Staff Contact

Ms. Michelle Santillan
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region
2375 Northside Drive, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 521-3369
Michelle.Santillan@waterboards.ca.gov