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.

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Basin Planning and TMDLs

NEW – January 12, 2018: The Site-Specific Objectives and TMDL for Dissolved Oxygen and Mercury in Suisun Marsh are available for public review and comment. The comment period ends on February 28, 2018.
The Staff Report describes the scientific basis for a Basin Plan amendment to revise the existing water quality objectives for dissolved oxygen in Suisun Marsh sloughs, establish a concentration-based TMDL for dissolved oxygen/organic enrichment, and to extend the San Francisco Bay Mercury TMDL to Suisun Marsh.  

 

NEWJanuary 10, 2018: The Pescadero-Butano Watershed Sediment Total Maximum Daily Load Draft Staff Report and Basin Plan amendment are available for public review and comment. The revised public notice for this Basin Plan amendment provides information on the comment period and the public hearing.

This Staff Report for the Pescadero-Butano Watershed Sediment Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) and Habitat Enhancement Plan presents the supporting documentation for a proposed Basin Plan amendment that will be considered by the San Francisco Bay Water Board to restore water quality for sediment and habitat condition and to facilitate the recovery of listed populations of coho salmon and steelhead in the Pescadero-Butano watershed.

Comments on the draft TMDL and Basin Plan amendment should be sent by mail to:

San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board
ATTN: Setenay Bozkurt-Frucht
1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400
Oakland, CA 94612

Or by email to setenay.frucht@waterboards.ca.gov


Agriculture

NPDES


  • 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


The Water Board is considering approval of Santa Clara County's Local Agency Management Plan (LAMP) for Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems. The LAMP is applicable to all OWTS in Santa Clara County. Approval of the LAMP will find that the LAMP is in compliance with the State Water Board's 2012 OWTS Policy, and authorize Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health to permit and regulate OWTS within the County in accord with the LAMP. Water Board staff have prepared a Memorandum describing the matter and recommending approval of the LAMP. The public comment period is closed.


Site Cleanup


A Remedial Action Plan (RAP) is being considered for Thompson Development, Inc., City of Novato, Marin County. The RAP describes remediation activities to improve subsurface soil and groundwater conditions to meet residential cleanup standards in preparation for the development of Hamilton Square Townhomes at 970 C Street, City of Novato. A RAP, Sampling and Analysis Plan, and Soil Management Plan comprise the entire RAP and are available for review. The public comment period is now closed.

A Draft Remedial Action Plan (RAP) and Associated Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (included as Appendix D of the RAP) are being considered for the Northeast Area of the Potrero Power Plant Site and a Portion of the Southeast Area of Pier 70, former Potrero Power Plant, 1201 Illinois Street, City and County of San Francisco. The RAP describes remediation activities which include in-situ solidification and limited excavation/offsite disposal of soil to address impacts primarily resulting from former manufactured gas operations. The comment period is now closed. Comments may be submitted orally or in writing (by letter or e-mail) to:

    San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board
    Attn: Mark Johnson
    1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400
    Oakland, CA 94612

    510-622-2493
    mark.johnson@waterboards.ca.gov


The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Board has prepared this Fact Sheet to inform the community of a revised corrective action plan (CAP) for the SFPP, L.P. Concord Station bulk fuel terminal located at 1550 Solano Street in Concord, Contra Costa County. The revised CAP presents the proposed onsite and offsite cleanup actions to address petroleum impacted soil, soil gas, and groundwater resulting from historical operations.
A Rescission of Site Cleanup Requirements is being considered for Shore Terminals LLC and Wickland Oil Company, Shore Terminals LLC Selby, Crockett, Contra Costa County. The Order rescinds R2-2004-0064 because all tasks have been completed. The Terminal qualifies for low-threat closure. The public comment period is now closed.

A Tentative Site Cleanup Requirements Order is being considered for OEA Aerospace, Fairfield, Solano County. The Order would require investigation and restoration of water quality by addressing groundwater contamination caused by historic releases to soil and groundwater at the Site, to a level that is protective of human health, safety, and the environment, and to ensure that the beneficial uses of water resources are maintained considering both current and reasonably foreseeable future land and water uses. The Dischargers have discharged constituents of concern, including VOCs and perchlorate, to soil and groundwater underlying the Site. The public comment period is now closed. On April 12, 2017, the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board issued a Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the proposed excavation soil and sediment contaminated with PCBs and metals along drainage channels IR 6 primary, IR 6 secondary, and IR 8, and replacement with clean fill. IR 6 and IR 8 drainage channels are located at the SLAC-National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) adjacent to Menlo Park in unincorporated San Mateo County on property owned by Stanford University. Activities at SLAC, which opened in 1962, have resulted in soil and groundwater pollution, the investigation and remediation of which has been governed by successive cleanup and abatement orders issued by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region (Regional Water Board). The public comment period is now closed. Comments may be submitted orally or in writing (by letter or e-mail) to:

    San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board
    Attn: Nathan King
    1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400
    Oakland, CA 94612

    Fax: 510-622-3966
    nathan.king@waterboards.ca.gov


A Tentative Order that would rescind Site Cleanup Requirements is being considered for Five Star Cleaners at 2145 Rumrill Boulevard in San Pablo, Contra Costa County. The Order rescinds R2-2011-0040 because tasks in that Order have been completed and risk management measures have been implemented at the Site. The case qualifies for low-threat closure. The comment period is now closed. The public comment period on the Tentative Order ended on July 17, 2017.

A public meeting was conducted on January 11, 2018. Regional Water Board staff will respond to the public comments and is evaluating the need for additional work before rescinding this Order.

Section 401 Water Quality Certification


Comment Period Project Name City/County
1/26/2017 - 2/16/2018 Sabercat Creek Knick point Restoration Project Fremont, Alameda Co.
1/26/2017 - 2/16/2018 Lauterwasser Creek Bank Stabilization Project Orinda, Contra Costa Co.
1/26/2017 - 2/16/2018 417 Moraga Way Orinda, Contra Costa Co.
1/26/2017 - 2/16/2018 Zone 3A Line G-l Crossing Improvements Project Union City, Alameda Co.
2/2/2017 - 2/22/2018 The Primary School At 1200 Weeks Street East Palo Alto, San Mateo Co.
2/2/2017 - 2/22/2018 Cleary Pier Sausalito, Marin Co.
2/9/2017 - 3/2/2018 Little Mountain Sediment Detention Basin Maintenance Project Marin Co.
2/9/2017 - 3/2/2018 EBRPD Routine Maintenance And Restoration Activities Alameda-Contra Costa
2/9/2017 - 3/2/2018 Renovations To The Demmel Boathouse Inverness, Marin Co.
2/9/2017 - 3/2/2018 Goodrick Industrial Storm Drain Outfall Project Contra Costa Co.
2/9/2017 - 3/2/2018 Pinehurst Culvert Canyon, Contra Costa Co.
2/9/2017 - 3/2/2018 Interim Corrective Action Grout Release Martinez, Contra Costa Co.
2/9/2017 - 3/2/2018 1 Santa Maria Court Erosion Protection Project Novato, Marin Co.
2/9/2017 - 3/2/2018 Old Railroad Grade Trail Upgrade Project Fairfax, Marin Co.
2/9/2017 - 3/2/2018 1250 Edgewood Road/Cordilleras Creek Bank Redwood City, San Mateo Co.
2/16/2017 - 3/9/2018 Francisco Blvd W Multi-Use Pathway -Second Street-Andersen Drive San Rafael, Marin Co.



Resolutions for Consideration by the Board

Urban Stormwater


The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Water Board) invites public comments on the following: Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) specific permit requirements for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activities, Order No. 2014-0057-DWQ, NPDES Permit No. CAS000001, as directed by Section VI and Attachment E of the General Permit. After receiving public comment, the Regional Water Board will submit the proposed TMDL - permit specific requirements to the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) for the State Water Board to consider adoption and incorporation into the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Storm Water Discharges associated with Industrial Activities (Order No. 2014-0057-DWQ). The Regional Water Board will take no formal action regarding the proposed TMDL-specific permit language. The comment period is now closed.

The California Department of Transportation has requested a minor modification to the project description of the Waste Discharge Requirements (WDRs) for the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge (SFOBB) East Span Seismic Safety Project (Project). The WDRs, issued on January 30, 2002, covered the construction of the new East Span, which is complete, and demolition of the original East Span, which is nearing completion. The modification to the Project description proposes retaining Pier E2 of the original east span near Yerba Buena Island for public access and shoreline observation. The modified Project would construct a 120-foot long pedestrian bridge from Yerba Buena Island that extends to an observation deck to be constructed at Pier E2. This Public Notice only pertains to proposed Project modifications at Pier E2, but it is expected that the Department will submit a similar proposal to retain additional piers of the original East Span at the Oakland touchdown. The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board invites comments on the requested modification to the WDRs for the SFOBB Project. Please submit comments by March 1, 2018, by mail to:

    San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board Attn: Derek Beauduy
    1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400
    Oakland, CA 94612

    Or by email to Derek.Beauduy@Waterboards.ca.gov