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

Notice of Opportunity to Comment on the proposed approval of the Basin Plan amendment to adopt chlorine water quality objectives and total residual chlorine water quality based-effluent limitations for wastewater discharges. Comment Deadline is February 17, 2021 by 12 noon.

NEW - October 13, 2020: A proposed Basin Plan amendment to establish a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for bacteria in Pillar Point Harbor and Venice Beach and to incorporate state-wide bacteria objectives into the Basin Plan is available for public review. Send written comments to by no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 1, 2020. The Water Board will consider this Basin Plan amendment (Bacteria TMDL) in a hearing to be held on February 10, 2021.

  • Notice of Public Hearing and notice of filing a Draft Environmental Document for Bacteria TMDL in Pillar Point Harbor and Venice Beach
  • Proposed Basin Plan Amendment to establish the TMDL and update bacteria objectives in the Basin Plan (October 13, 2020)
  • Supporting Staff Report, including the draft environmental documentation for the Bacteria TMDL Amendment (October 13, 2020)



  • 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

1014 Chesley Avenue - Response Plan Fact Sheet

Notice of Avaliablilty of Public Review and Notice of Intent to Adopt an Initial Study/Proposed Mitigated Negtive Declaration for Shell Alameda Distribution Center Remediation Project. The public comment review period is closed.

United Technologies Corporation is currently in the process of transferring ownership of approximately 1,521 acres of the western portion of the site (the Coyote Ridge Parcel) to the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency. This Order rescinds Order No. R2-2015-0025, and amends Order No. R2-2012-0019 to recognize additional property transfer.

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
3/20/2021 - 4/10/2021 Stratford Bay Homeowners Association Rip-Rap Replacement Project Redwood City, San Mateo County
3/20/2021 - 4/10/2021 3580 Monticello Rd Napa, Napa County
3/20/2021 - 4/10/2021 Vallejo Ferry Dredging Project Vallejo, Solano County
3/20/2021 - 4/10/2021 Replacement of Oyster Point Marina Entrance Navigation Aids South San Francisco, San Mateo County
3/20/2021 - 4/10/2021 114 and 78 Circle Rd San Rafael, Marin County
3/20/2021 - 4/10/2021 First & F Street Emergency Bridge Replacement Petaluma, Sonoma County
3/20/2021 - 4/10/2021 1 Lagoon Dock Redwood City, San Mateo County
3/20/2021 - 4/10/2021 Point Eden U-Haul Development Project Hayward, Alameda County
3/20/2021 - 4/10/2021 NPS NHL Tugboat Hercules Berthing and Gangway Improvements San Francisco, San Francisco County
3/25/2021 - 4/16/2021 Sonoma County Water Agency Stream Maintenance Program Sonoma County
3/25/2021 - 4/16/2021 Greenwood Bay HOA Fishing Pier and Pedestrian Bridge Repair Project Novato, Marin County
3/25/2021 - 4/16/2021 Dry Creek Road improved Fire Access Napa, Napa County
3/25/2021 - 4/16/2021 Shady Lane Sewer Removal Ross, Marin County
4/2/2021 - 4/23/2021 Marshall Tavern Marshall, Marin County
4/2/2021 - 4/23/2021 Bit 25 Repair - AMPORTS Pier Work Benicia, Solano County
4/9/2021 - 4/30/2021 Soil Sampling for the Palo Alto Tide Gate Replacement Project Palo Alto, Santa Clara County
4/9/2021 - 4/30/2021 Haystack 1 - Nathanson & Gastle Greek Plans Sonoma, Sonoma County
4/9/2021 - 4/30/2021 Haystack 2 - Nathanson Greek Plans Sonoma, Sonoma County
4/9/2021 - 4/30/2021 SR 29-221 Soscol Junction Improvement Project Napa, Napa County
4/9/2021 - 4/30/2021 Vallecitos Channel Maintenance Project Alameda County

Resolutions for Consideration by the Board

Urban Stormwater

The California Department of Transportation (Department) has submitted its Trash Control Implementation Workplan for the San Francisco Bay Region (Workplan) on December 31, 2020. The Workplan is a requirement of Cease and Desist Order No. R2-2019-0007, issued to the Department on February 13, 2019.

The Workplan is available for public review by contacting Qi Yan at or (510) 622-2499.