Public Notices and Documents for ReviewThe 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.
- Board Meetings
- Basin Planning and TMDLs
- Enforcement Actions
- Proposed (Tentative) Orders for Consideration by the Board
- Site Cleanup
- Section 401 Water Quality Certification
- Storm Water
- Maintenance Dredging of the Federal Navigation Channels in San Francisco Bay
- Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems
Laws and Regulations Relevant to Current Public Proceedings
- California Water Code
- California Code of Regulations
- Title 23. Waters
- Title 27. Environmental Protection
How to Participate
Basin Planning and TMDLs
On September 12, 2018, the Water Board will hold a hearing to consider a resolution adopting the list of prioritized basin planning projects resulting from the 2018 Triennial Review of the Basin Plan. Documents related to the Triennial Review are available on the Basin Planning website. Written comments from the public and interested parties on the staff report and prioritized list of basin planning projects will be accepted for thirty (30) days, until 5:00 p.m. on August 20, 2018.
New – August 2018
The Water Board will consider adoption of a tentative Conditional Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements for Grazing Operations in the Tomales Bay Watershed at its October 10, 2018, meeting. The tentative Conditional Waiver renews a Conditional Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements for Grazing adopted in 2013 for the Tomales Bay watershed.
The 30-day public comment period will begin on August 3, 2018, and close at 5 p.m. on September 4, 2018. The tentative Conditional Waiver and supporting documents are available for review at: https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/sanfranciscobay/water_issues/programs/agriculture/grazing/tomalesbay_grazing.html
- 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 Alameda County's Local Agency Management Program (LAMP) for Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS). The LAMP is applicable to all OWTS in Alameda County. Approval of the LAMP will find that the LAMP is in compliance with the State Water Board's 2012 OWTS Policy, and authorize Alameda County Department of Environmental Health to permit and regulate OWTS within the County in accord with the LAMP. Water Board staff has prepared a public notice document, which is the first document listed here below, and which explains the contents of the other five attachments.
- Public Notice - AC LAMP
- 1 - AC Revised LAMP
- 2 - AC Revised Ordinance
- 3 - AC Revised Technical Manual
- 4 - DDW Comment Letter
- 5 - Water Board Region 5 Memo
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.
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 Order for cleanup of contaminated groundwater, soil and soil vapor is being considered for the Former Unocal station at 7455 Redwood Blvd. in Novato. The public comment period is closed. This matter was originally scheduled to be considered by the Regional Water Board during its regular meeting on September 12, 2018. This matter is now scheduled for a hearing during the Regional Water Board meeting of October 10, 2018. The meeting will start at 9:00 am and will be held on the ground floor auditorium of the Elihu Harris Building, 1515 Clay Street, Oakland, California.
Section 401 Water Quality Certification
Resolutions for Consideration by the Board
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.