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 amend the Waste Discharge Requirements for all nine of the active Municipal Solid Waste Landfills in the San Francisco Bay Region. The amendment clarifies and standardizes the waste acceptance criteria for contaminated soils at these landfills. The public comment period 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 East Bay Municipal Utility District, Main Wastewater Treatment Plant, Oakland, Alameda County. The Order would regulate the discharge of approximately 57 million gallons per day of treated wastewater to Central San Francisco Bay. The San Francisco Bay Water Board will consider this item at its September 9, 2020, meeting. Written comments or objections to this action must be submitted no later than August 3, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. An NPDES permit is being considered for Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company, Marathon Martinez Refinery, Martinez, Contra Costa County. The permit would regulate the discharge of about 4.6 million gallons of treated refinery wastewater per day to Suisun Bay, and discharge of stormwater to Lower Walnut Creek and Hastings Slough.. The San Francisco Bay Water Board will consider this item at its September 9, 2020, meeting. Written Comments or objections to this action must be subitted no later than August 10, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.