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.

Decisions



Laws and Regulations Relevant to Current Public Proceedings


How to Participate


Board Meetings

Basin Planning and TMDLs

Notice of rescheduled Public Hearing for a proposed Basin Plan amendment on Climate Change and Aquatic Habitat Protection, Management, and Restoration – Board Hearing on July 13, 2022

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

San Mateo County’s Local Agency Management Program (San Mateo LAMP) for Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS) is available for public comment in advance of the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board’s approval. The draft Water Board approval letter is also available for public comment. Approval will authorize San Mateo County to continue to manage OWTS within its jurisdiction in accordance with the State Water Resources Control Board’s Water Quality Control Policy for the Siting, Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS Policy). The public comment period is closed.

Site Cleanup

Site Cleanup Requirement Rescission for Pennzoil-Quaker State, for the facility located at 2015 Grand Street in Alameda. The public comment period is closed.

Section 401 Water Quality Certification

NEW – Notice of Availability of an Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration for the North Bay Wetland Mitigation Bank

Comment Period Project Name City/County
6/3/2022 - 6/24/2022 Reef Design Innovations for Living Shorelines Project Marin County
6/3/2022 - 6/24/2022 Briones Reservoir Boat Ramp Replacement Project Orinda, Contra Costa County
6/3/2022 - 6/24/2022 Outfall Channel and Instrumentation Improvements Project San Jose, Santa Clara County
6/3/2022 - 6/24/2022 Port of Benicia Dock Emergency Repairs Project Benicia, Solano County
6/3/2022 - 6/24/2022 1266 Montclaire Way Storm Drain Repair Los Altos, Santa Clara County
6/3/2022 - 6/24/2022 2006 San Miguel Drive Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County
6/3/2022 - 6/24/2022 Silverado Trail Over Bell Canyon Creek Scour Repair Project Napa County
6/3/2022 - 6/24/2022 R-992 L-153, MP 16.83–16.87 Pipeline Replacement Project San Leandro, Alameda County
6/10/2022 - 7/1/2022 Waitte Napa River Riverbank Revegetation And Stabilization Project Napa, Napa County
6/10/2022 - 7/1/2022 Felt Reservoir Geotechnical Core Sampling Project Portola Valley, Santa Clara County
6/10/2022 - 7/1/2022 Waterview House Gangway Replacement Project Greenbrae, Marin County
6/10/2022 - 7/1/2022 Johnson Pier Expansion and Dock Replacement El Grenada, San Mateo County
6/17/2022 - 7/8/2022 Austin Creek Stormwater Trash Capture Vallejo, Solano County
6/17/2022 - 7/8/2022 State Route 116-121 Intersection Improvement Project, Caltrans EA 04-3G900, Project No. 0415005571 Sonoma County
6/17/2022 - 7/8/2022 Pulgas Creek Bank Stabilization Project, Handisides Property Reach San Carlos, San Mateo County
6/17/2022 - 7/8/2022 Reinforcement Of Temporary Slope Stabilization And Sanita1y Sewer Protection At Sonoma Creek Near Glen Ellen Glen Ellen, Sonoma County
6/17/2022 - 7/8/2022 San Francisco Living Seawall Pilot Project San Francisco, San Francisco County
6/17/2022 - 7/8/2022 Martinez CA Municipal Fishing Pier Emergency Temporary Repairs Martinez, Contra Costa County
6/24/2022 - 7/15/2022 Irish Canyon Culvert Repairs Contra Costa County
6/24/2022 - 7/15/2022 71 Bellevue Dock Belvedere, Marin County
6/24/2022 - 7/15/2022 California Maritime Academy Emergency Floating Dock Repair Vallejo, Solano County
6/24/2022 - 7/15/2022 Peralta Creek Tree Management Between Davis St. and Brookdale Ave. Phase 2 Oakland, Alameda County

Resolutions for Consideration by the Board

Stormwater

Municipal Regional Stormwater NPDES Permit Reissuance

San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) staff has prepared a Tentative Order for the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit covering municipal stormwater discharges from entities in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Solano counties listed in the documents linked below. The Tentative Order, also referred to as the Municipal Regional Stormwater Permit or MRP, will replace the Permittees’ existing permit.

The Tentative Order was posted for public review on September 10, 2021. The Water Board held a two-day public workshop hearing on October 12 and 13, 2021, where it received public comments on the Tentative Order. Written comments on the Tentative Order were accepted through November 16, 2021. The comment period has closed.

Water Board staff have prepared a Revised Tentative Order and Response to Comments Received. The Water Board will consider adoption of the Revised Tentative Order at a hearing during its May 11, 2022, Board Meeting.

The Revised Tentative Order and associated documents are linked below.

If you have questions regarding this matter, please contact Derek Beauduy at (510) 622-2348 or via email to RB2-MRP@waterboards.ca.gov.

The following video of a Bay Area Regional Collaborative Board meeting includes a presentation on the Municipal Regional Permit Reissuance (beginning at around 35 minutes). The presentation provides a status update from January 2021 and an overview of the focus on resilient green infrastructure. It is a resource on green infrastructure that the Regional Water Board staff believe to be informative, and the Board members may view it: Bay Area Regional Collaborative on 2021-01-15 10:00 AM.

Waste Discharge Requirements

The draft Notice of Applicability for Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District enrollment under the General Waste Discharge Requirements for the Discharge of Biosolids to Land for Use as a Soil Amendment in Agricultural Activities (Order No. 2004-0012-DWQ) is available for public comment. Enrollment will conditionally authorize the land application of biosolids, generated from the Discharger’s wastewater treatment plant, to agricultural areas on District property. The public comment period is closed.