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
12/29/2020 - 1/19/2021 Chevron Pipe Line Company Ground Well Abandonment Project Contra Costa County
1/1/2021 - 1/22/2021 Emergency Pier Repair - Marin Rod and Gun Club San Rafael, Marin County
1/9/2021 - 1/29/2021 Mount Eden Road Stabilization Saratoga, Santa Clara County
1/15/2021 - 2/5/2021 Butano Creek Channel Stbln and Habitat Enhncmnt at Cloverdale Rd Brdg Proj San Mateo County
1/15/2021 - 2/5/2021 6531 San Pablo Dam Road El Sobrante, Contra Costa 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) and a Trash Reduction Feasibility Study Report (Feasibility Study). The Workplan and Feasibility Study are requirements of Cease and Desist Order No. R2-2019-0007, issued to the Department on February 13, 2019.

The Workplan and Feasibility Study are available for public review by contacting Derek Beauduy at or (510) 622-2348.