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. The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board has prepared a draft NPDES permit (tentative order) for the California’s Great America amusement park at 4701 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County. The tentative order would regulate discharge of stormwater and other water used at the park from two on-site retention basins to San Tomas Aquino Creek. The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Board will consider this item at its May 13, 2020, meeting. 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 open until April 22, 2020, by 5:00 p.m. A Waste Discharge Requirements Permit is being considered for Vista Corporation, Clover Flat Landfill, Clover Flat Resources Recovery Park, Calistoga, Napa County. The Order would update the site name, reflect the construction of an additional landfill module, specify liner and leachate collection system construction requirements, and require an updated Self-Monitoring plan. The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Board will consider this item at its May 13, 2020, meeting. The public comment period is open until April 10, 2020, by 5:00 p.m. San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) staff has prepared a Tentative Order for waste discharge requirements and water quality certification for the Santa Clara Valley Water District (Valley Water) Stream Maintenance Program (SMP). The Order would authorize Valley Water to conduct routine maintenance in streams covered in the SMP, as detailed in the SMP Manual, and it would rescind the Water Board's existing Order for the SMP. The deadline for submitting written comments is 5:00 p.m. on April 20, 2020. Comments must be sent to the attention of Susan Glendening at susan.glendening@waterboards.ca.gov. The Water Board intends to consider adoption of the Tentative Order at its May 13, 2020, monthly Board meeting to commence at 9:00 AM. The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board has prepared a draft NPDES permit (tentative order) for the Treasure Island Wastewater Treatment Plant at 1220 Avenue M, San Francisco, San Francisco County. The Order would regulate discharge of treated wastewater to Central San Francisco Bay. The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Board will consider this item at its June 10, 2020, meeting. The public comment period is open until April 24, 2020, by 5:00 p.m. An NPDES permit (tentative order) is being considered for discharges of residual firework pollutants associated with public fireworks displays in the San Francisco Bay Region. The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board will consider this item at its June 10, 2020, meeting. The deadline for submitting written comments is 5:00 p.m. on May 1, 2020. 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 extends until 5 pm on Monday, April 13, 2020. An NPDES permit is being considered for the Novato Sanitary District Wastewater Treatment Plant. The permit would regulate the discharge of about 5.0 million gallons of treated wastewater to San Pablo Bay. The San Francisco Bay Water Board will consider this item at its June 10, 2020, meeting. Written comments or objections to this action must be submitted no later than May 6, 2020, by 5:00 p.m.