Public Notices and Documents for Review

The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) requests public comments on many types of draft documents: Basin Plan amendments, adoption of TMDLs (Total Maximum Daily Loads), NPDES permits, Waste Discharge Requirements, Site Cleanup Requirements, Enforcement Orders, California Environmental Quality Act documents and more. This page contains links to public notices for projects currently in a public comment period. In addition, you will find links to pages containing support materials (fact sheets, regulation text, etc.) below the public notices.

You may also visit the Water Board Meeting Calendar for information about comment periods, public hearings and meetings.


Laws and Regulations Relevant to Current Public Proceedings

How to Participate

Board Meetings

Basin Planning and TMDLs

The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) is accepting public comments on a proposed amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan for the San Francisco Bay Basin (Basin Plan). The proposed Basin Plan amendment provides information related to the challenge of climate change in the region, including to its aquatic habitats, and the Water Board’s participation in various regional efforts to address climate change. The amendment also provides information to assist in the planning and development of climate adaptation and other shoreline projects, based on the Water Board’s review of the evolving climate change science and its knowledge and expertise in coastal and estuarine management and permitting. The amendment also updates references, corrects errors, and makes minor, non-substantive edits for clarity. The amendment is informational and contains no new regulations. Comments on the proposed amendment are due May 15, 2024; please see the public notice linked below for more information.

Staff Report: Basin Plan Amendment on Climate Change

Basin Plan Amendment on Climate Change



  • For public notices and draft documents for review on NPDES related matter, please see Proposed (Tentative) Orders for Consideration by the Board.

Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems

Site Cleanup

Site Cleanup Requirement Rescission for The Former East Palo Alto Area, for 29 properties located within the boundaries of what was formerly known as the East Palo Alto Industrial Area (EPAIA) and/or the Ravenswood Industrial Area (RIA) in East Palo Alto, San Mateo County.

Section 401 Water Quality Certification

Comment Period Project Name City/County
5/3/2024 - 5/23/2024 Palomares Road MM 1.65 Storm Damage Repair Castro Valley, Alameda County
5/3/2024 - 5/23/2024 Lateral 56D over Green Valley Creek Emergency Repair Project Fairfield, Solano County
5/3/2024 - 5/23/2024 Los Gatos Creek Trail Repair Project San Jose, Santa Clara County
5/6/2024 - 5/26/2024 Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District System Protection Plan At Kohler & Sonoma Creek Crossings Project Glen Ellen, Sonoma County
5/8/2024 - 5/28/2024 Central Marin Sanitation Agency - Marine Outfall Cleaning Project In the Bay, Marin County
5/8/2024 - 5/28/2024 SFO Shoreline Structures Repair Program In the Bay, San Mateo County
5/8/2024 - 5/28/2024 Lagunitas Creek Bank Erosion Protection Point Reyes Station, Marin County
5/9/2024 - 5/29/2024 57 Otay Avenue Slide Repair at 57, 61 and 65 Otay Avenue San Mateo, San Mateo County
5/14/2024 - 6/3/2024 680 Fairway Circle Terrace Creek Bank Stabilization Hillsborough, San Mateo County
5/14/2024 - 6/3/2024 SFPP LS-72 Site 10750 and 10890 Pipeline Inspection Project Martinez, Contra Costa County
5/16/2024 - 6/5/2024 Lawler Ranch Culvert Replacement Project Woodside, San Mateo County
5/17/2024 - 6/6/2024 Suisun Marsh RGP 3 and LOP for Dredging Program Suisun City, Solano County
5/21/2024 - 6/10/2024 Gabion Basket Wall Failure Repair and Buried Stitch-Pier Wall Lafayette, Contra Costa County
5/21/2024 - 6/10/2024 San Geronimo Creek Large Wood Habitat Enhancement Project Unincorporated, Marin County
5/21/2024 - 6/10/2024 Pilcaritos Dam Siphons Replacement Project Unincorporated, San Mateo County
5/22/2024 - 6/11/2024 Amorco Marine Terminal - 2024 MOTEMS Repair Work Project Martinez, Contra Costa County
5/22/2024 - 6/11/2024 Berkeley Drill Track Rehabilitation Project Berkeley, Alameda County
5/24/2024 - 6/13/2024 Site-Bank and Off-Site Sediment Cleanup Project Redwood City, San Mateo County


Storm Water

Public Notice for Tentative Orders terminating Cease and Desist Orders issued to County of Alameda, City of Hercules, City of Livermore, City of Pinole, and City of Vallejo and Vallejo Flood and Waste Water District. Details about the Tentative Orders, the public comment period, and the public hearing, are provided in the Public Notice.


Waste Discharge Requirements