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 public workshop and CEQA scoping meeting for the Petaluma River Bacteria TMDL (April 20, 2018)


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 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.


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.


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
3/30/2018 - 4/20/2018 Svbx Wrigley Creek Outfall Project Milpitas, Santa Clara Co.
3/30/2018 - 4/20/2018 Landslide Repair Between Drury Court And Alvarado Road Oakland, Alameda Co.
3/30/2018 - 4/20/2018 General Repair Of Roads And Utilities At Motco Concord, Contra Costa Co.
3/30/2018 - 4/20/2018 400 Esplanade Ave Pacifica, San Mateo Co.
3/30/2018 - 4/20/2018 Turner Dam Spillway Erosion Repair Alameda Co.
3/30/2018 - 4/20/2018 RRDS Western Drain Installation Project Solano Co.
3/30/2018 - 4/20/2018 Corinda Los Trancos Channel Stabilization - Mid Section Half Moon Bay, San Mateo Co.
4/5/2018 - 4/26/2018 Alameda Point Outfall Project Alameda, Alameda Co.
4/5/2018 - 4/26/2018 Terrace View Estates Castro Valley, Alameda Co.
4/5/2018 - 4/26/2018 2018 SF Bay Tower Maintenance Multiple, Multiple Co.
4/5/2018 - 4/26/2018 Shoreline Bulkhead Protection for 1550-1598 Custer Ave San Francisco, San Francisco Co.
4/18/2018 - 5/9/2018 Fairview at Northgate Vallejo, Solano Co.
4/18/2018 - 5/9/2018 Middle Fire Road Improvement Project Novato, Marin Co.
4/18/2018 - 5/9/2018 Chevron Richmond Long Wharf MOTEMS Compliance Work Richmond, Contra Costa Co.
4/18/2018 - 5/9/2018 528 to 572 San Anselmo Avenue San Anselmo, Marin Co.
4/18/2018 - 5/9/2018 Miller Sweeney Bridge Fender System Repair And Replacement Of9-Pile Alameda, Alameda Co.
4/18/2018 - 5/9/2018 2017 Emergency Slide Repair Sir Francis Drake Blve Mp 18 76 Marin Co.
4/18/2018 - 5/9/2018 Half Moon Bay Gun Club Soil Remediation Project San Mateo Co.
4/18/2018 - 5/9/2018 Bridge Replacement at 9544 Tesla Road Livermore, Alameda Co.
4/18/2018 - 5/9/2018 Ravenswood Bay Trail Connection at Ravenswood Open Space Preserve East Palo Alto, San Mateo Co.
4/18/2018 - 5/9/2018 Tesoro Martinez Refinery WMU 32 Grout Cleanup Martinez, Contra Costa 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. The comment period is now closed.

    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


The California Department of Transportation has requested a 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 Piers E21, E22, and E23 of the original east span to support a publicly accessible observation area at the Bay shoreline in Oakland. The modified Project would construct two 290-foot pedestrian bridges, one between Pier E23 at the Oakland shore and Pier E22, and one between Pier E22 and E21, and would construct roads and paths at the Oakland touchdown to facilitate access to the observation areas.

This Public Notice pertains only to proposed Project modifications at Piers E21, E22, and E23. A previous request to modify the SFOBB WDRs project description to retain Pier E2 at Yerba Buena Island was posted for public comment on January 30, 2018.

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 30, 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