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San Diego Region - Trash Amendments

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STATEWIDE TRASH AMENDMENTS

New! On June 2, 2017, San Diego Water Board Executive Officer David Gibson signed Order No. R9-2017-0077, An Order Directing the Owners and Operators of Phase I Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) Draining the Watersheds Within the San Diego Region to Submit Reports Pertaining to the Control of Trash in Discharges from Phase I MS4s to Ocean Waters, Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays, and Estuaries in the San Diego Region. Order No. R9-2017-0077 implements amendments made in April 2015 by the State Water Resources Control Board to the Water Quality Control Plan for Ocean Waters of California (Ocean Plan) and the Water Quality Control Plan for Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays, and Estuaries of California (ISWEBE Plan). The amendments to the Ocean Plan and ISWEBE Plan address the impacts of trash to the surface waters of California (collectively referred to hereafter as the Trash Amendments). Pursuant to the Trash Amendments, the San Diego Water Board issued Order No. R9-2017-0077 with a Transmittal Letter to the owners and operators of Phase I MS4s (MS4 permittees) in the San Diego Region.

Order No. R9-2017-0077 is the final version of Tentative Order No. R9-2016-0205 (Tentative Order). The Tentative Order was circulated for a 34-day public review and comment period in November 2016. In response to comments received during the written comment period, the San Diego Water Board staff made revisions to the Tentative Order. The revised Tentative Order, as well as a Response to Comments Report, are now available (updated June 2, 2017).

The following comment letters were received on the Tentative Order during the written comment period.

For questions regarding the San Diego Water Board's implementation of the Trash Amendments, please contact Christina Arias at Christina.Arias@waterboards.ca.gov or (619) 521-3361.