Non-Regulatory Updates to Chapters 2, 3, and 4 of the Basin Plan

The San Diego Water Board is responsible for the regulation, protection and administration of water quality. The Water Quality Control Plan for the San Diego Basin (Basin Plan) designates beneficial uses for water bodies in the San Diego Region and establishes water quality objectives and implementation plans to protect those beneficial uses. Any change to the Basin Plan requires a Basin Plan amendment. All Basin Plan amendments are subject to a full public participation and hearing process prior to adoption by the San Diego Water Board. Basin Plan amendments also must be approved by the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board), Office of Administrative Law (OAL) and, in many cases, the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA).

The Basin Plan is a dynamic, rather than fixed, document. It requires periodic updates to ensure that the information in it is current. Changes such as corrections, clarifications and general formatting are considered "nonregulatory" in nature. They do not change or impose any new requirements on the regulated community. These "nonregulatory" changes simply improve the overall readability and utility of the Basin Plan. Providing the public with user-friendly access to easily understood information is an essential component of the Practical Vision.

The San Diego Region is proposing non-regulatory updates to the Basin Plan. The updates focus on Chapters 2,3, and 4 of the Basin Plan and include removing and/or updating outdated tables and text, identifying and incorporating applicable statewide regulations adopted by the State Water Board, adding hyperlinks to Resolutions, Plans and Policies, correcting typographical errors, and rearranging and renumbering tables.

Public Documents

April 20, 2021 State Water Board Meeting

December 8, 2020 San Diego Board Meeting

Approved Documents

Pre-Meeting Documents

March 5, 2020 San Diego Board Meeting


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