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. An NPDES Permit is being considered for the City of Benicia Wastewater Treatment Plant, Benicia, Solano County. The Order would regulate discharge of about 2 million gallons of treated wastewater per day to Carquinez Strait. The San Francisco Water Board will consider this item at its December 11, 2019, meeting. 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 San Francisco Bay Water Board will consider this item at its December 11, 2019, meeting. The public comment period is closed. An NPDES permit is being considered for Delta Diablo, Delta Diablo Water Treatment Plant, Antioch, Contra Costa County. The permit would regulate the discharge of treated wastewater to New York Slough. The San Francisco Bay Water Board will consider this item at its December 11, 2019, meeting. The public comment period is closed. A Waste Discharge Requirements Permit is being considered for Waste Management of Alameda County/East Bay Regional Park District, Oyster Bay Regional Park, San Leandro, Alameda County. The Order would update waste discharge requirements to reflect the current post-closure land use and require the Dischargers to develop a strategy for the long-term protection for the site from flooding and inundation due to sea level rise. The San Francisco Bay Water Board will consider this item at its December 11, 2019, meeting. The public comment period is closed. An NPDES Permit is being considered for the San José/Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant, San José, Santa Clara County. The Order would regulate the discharge of treated wastewater to Artesian Slough. The San Francisco Water Board will consider this item at its February 12, 2020, meeting. Written comments or objections to this action must be submitted no later than December 2, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. NPDES Permits are being considered for the East Bay Municipal Utility District's (EBMUD's) Wet Weather Facilities, along with the cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, and Piedmont, and the Stege Sanitary District. These Orders would prohibit discharge from EBMUD's three Wet Weather Facilities and sanitary sewer overflows from sewer collection systems. The San Francisco Water Board will consider this item at its February 12, 2020, meeting. Written comments or objections to this action must be submitted no later than December 9, 2019, by 5:00 PM. An NPDES Permit is being considered for City of Sunnyvale, Sunnyvale Water Pollution Control Plant and wastewater collection system, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County. The permit would regulate discharge of treated wastewater to Moffett Channel. The San Francisco Bay Water Board will consider this item at its February 12, 2020, meeting. Written comments or objections to this action must be submitted no later than December 9, 2019, by 5:00 p.m. A draft Notice of Applicability for Lawson's Landing Wastewater Facility enrollment under General Waste Discharge Requirements for Small Domestic Wastewater Treatment Systems, Order WQ 2014-0153-DWQ, is available for public comment. Enrollment will authorize the use of proposed new collection, treatment, and discharge systems to manage domestic wastewater (sewage) generated by residential and recreational uses at the Lawson’s Landing property, located on the Pacific Ocean coast of Marin County at the north end of Tomales Bay and south of the residential community of Dillon Beach. Written comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 20, 2019, to be considered. Please direct questions about this matter to Blair Allen at (510) 622-2305 or Blair.Allen@waterboards.ca.gov.