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

NEW - April 30, 2021: We will initiate the 2021 Triennial Review on April 30, 2021 by providing notice (see notice below) more than 45 days in advance of a June 21, 2021 public workshop. A document describing candidate Basin Planning projects is available for review on the Basin Planning website. We will accept feedback at the June 21 workshop as well as written comments up until and including July 5.



  • 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
5/14/2021 - 6/14/2021 Laguna Sequoia Apartments Redwood City, San Mateo County
5/22/2021 - 6/12/2021 EA 4J410 (NAP - 029 -1.700 - SHEEHY CRK CULVERT REHAB) Napa County
5/22/2021 - 6/12/2021 2021 Bay Waters Tesla-Ravenswood Boardwalk Maintenance Project Newark, Alameda County
5/22/2021 - 6/12/2021 Stevens Creek Steelhead Passage Improvement Project Cupertino, Santa Clara County
5/22/2021 - 6/12/2021 Oakland Athletic Rowing Society - Livingston Street Pier - Dock Installation Oakland, Alameda County
5/22/2021 - 6/12/2021 Greenbrae Boardwalk Structure Elevation Project Kentfield, Marin County
5/22/2021 - 6/12/2021 Spring Street Storm Drain Collection Project Calistoga, Napa County
5/22/2021 - 6/12/2021 Vallejo Self-Storage Vallejo, Solano County
5/22/2021 - 6/12/2021 Bay Farm Island Force Main Pipe Access Project Alameda, Alameda County
5/28/2021 - 6/20/2021 Hwy 92 San Mateo Bridge oDAS Installation Foster City, San Mateo County
5/28/2021 - 6/20/2021 Pier 39 Pile Repair Project San Francisco, San Francisco County
5/28/2021 - 6/20/2021 San Francisco Garter Snake Recovery Action Plan 2019-2029 San Francisco, San Francisco County
5/28/2021 - 6/20/2021 USS-POSCO State-of-the-Art Fish Screen Replacement Project Pittsburg, Contra Costa County
6/4/2021 - 6/25/2021 Middle Cascade Fire Road Drainage Improvement Project Fairfax, Marin County
6/4/2021 - 6/25/2021 Elgaria Ranch Petaluma, Sonoma County
6/11/2021 - 7/2/2021 Lauterwasser Creek Sediment Removal Project Orinda, 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) 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.