Tentative Orders

A Tentative Order issuing Site Cleanup Requirements for the legacy biosolids ponds in the City of San Jose will be considered by the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board. The public comment period is closed. The Tentative Order would be issued to the City of San Jose (the Discharger), the San Jose/Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility (RWF) majority owner, operator, and manager. The Order would require site investigations for the cleanup and closure of the biosolids that were discharged into the 25 legacy biosolids ponds at the RWF. The Order would not prescribe requirements for any other portion of the RWF. The Order is needed because of the potential threat to beneficial uses of the waters of the state and public health posed by the discharge of biosolids to the legacy biosolids ponds. Any additional information regarding this matter will be posted here upon request or as it becomes available. Please direct any questions about this matter to Tahsa Sturgis at (510) 622-2316 or Tahsa.Sturgis@waterboards.ca.gov. A Tentative Site Cleanup Requirements (SCR) Order is being considered for the Dow Chemical Company and Corteva for its Pittsburg facility (Contra Costa County). The Order would update the existing SCRs for the ongoing remediation of volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds in the site's groundwater. The public comment period is closed. A Tentative Waste Discharge Requirements and Water Quality Certification Order is being considered for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2020-2024 Maintenance Dredging Program. The Order would regulate maintenance dredging in the federal navigation channels in the San Francisco Bay Area and disposal of the dredged sediment over a five-year period. The public comment period is closed. A Tentative Site Cleanup Requirements (SCR) Order is being considered for the Phillips 66 Company pipeline release at Concord Naval Weapons Station and 330 Holly Drive, Concord (Contra Costa County). The Order would rescind the existing SCR for remediation because the remediation has been completed and site conditions meet the criteria for low-threat closure. The public comment period is closed. A Tentative Site Cleanup Requirements (SCR) Order Amendment is being considered for the former Shell Martinez Refinery in Martinez (Contra Costa County). The Order would amend the existing SCRs by recognizing the transfer of ownership of the Refinery, and add the new owner to the list of parties responsible for site cleanup. The public comment period is closed. A Tentative Site Cleanup Requirements (SCR) Rescission Order is being considered for the TransMontaigne Terminal in Martinez (Contra Costa County). The Order would rescind the existing SCRs because cleanup of the site is now complete. The public comment is closed.

A Tentative Order is being considered that would rescind the Site Cleanup Requirements for the TransMontaigne storage terminal in Richmond (Contra Costa County). The cleanup order is no longer needed because the cleanup standards at this site have been achieved. The public comment period is closed.

An NPDES permit is being considered for Raymond A. Boege Alvarado Wastewater Treatment Plant. The permit would regulate the intermittent wet weather discharge of treated wastewater to Old Alameda Creek, a tributary to Lower San Francisco Bay. The San Francisco Bay Water Board will consider this item at its October 14, 2020, meeting. The public comment period is now closed.

An NPDES permit (tentative order) is being considered for discharges from aggregate mining, marine sand washing, and sand offloading facilities in the San Francisco Bay Region. The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board will consider this item at its October 14, 2020, meeting. The public comment period is now closed.

An NPDES permit is being considered for the Town of Yountville Wastewater Reclamation Facility. The permit would regulate the intermittent discharge of treated wastewater to the Napa River. The San Francisco Bay Water Board will consider this item at its October 14, 2020, meeting. The public comment period is now closed. A Tentative Order is being considered that would update the Waste Discharge Requirements for the Shoreline Landfill, a closed waste disposal facility in Mountain View. The public comment period extends until 5 pm on Wednesday, Sept 30, 2020.